Yochelson and Samenow

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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.

–    To


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