Turning To Crime – What Are The Causes of Criminal Behaviour?
2.1 Criminal Thinking Patterns
Criminals must be able to rationalise their own behaviour and decide the risks involved are worth the possible gains
The basic assumption Is that criminals must think in a fundamentally different way to law-abiding citizens.
How can we determine what another person i.e. a criminal is thinking?
Yochelson and Samenow A study of thinking patterns in criminals
Aims of the Study:
To understand the make-up of the criminal personality.
To establish techniques that could be used to alter the personality disorders that produce crime.
To encourage an understanding of legal responsibility.