Criminal Psychology

1. Which methods are used to treat offenders in prisons?

  • Token Economy Programmes & Rehab Centres
  • Token Economy Programmes & Anger Management
  • Anger Management & Peer Group Association
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2. What were the results of Loftus and Palmers study in experiment 1?

  • The verb 'smashed' was perceived to be the highest speed at 40.8mph
  • 'Bumped' was perceived to be the slowest speed at 31.8mph.
  • The verb 'crashed' was perceived to be the highest speed at 40.8mph
  • There was no significant difference in results for all five conditions.

3. Define 'recidivism'

  • Habitual relapse into criminal behaviour (re-offending)
  • Learning from observation and imitation
  • Learning how to deal with triggers that make you angry
  • Labelling someone

4. What is meant by 'vicariously learning'

  • Learning from the success/failure of others before committing the act yourself.
  • Watching a well-respected role model vandalise a car
  • Wanting to steal because it gave you a 'buzz'
  • Getting punished by the law - having to serve jail time (gets freedom taken away)

5. In this instance, what is the motive for shoplifting?

  • Being positively reinforced by the trill of shoplifting, so they do it again.
  • Security caught someone shoplifting, so they are punished for it.
  • Pushing your friend to steal a packet of cigarettes because you do not wish to get caught

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