Criminal Psychology - Definitions

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Crime
An act against the law - Implies a punishment or at least some sort of treatment to prevent recidivism.
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Antisocial Behaviour
Any behaviour that affects other people negatively &, in psychology, is used to mean aggressive behaviour.
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Recidivism
Returning to or repeating behaviour that should have been extinguished. (When someone repeats a crime or behaviour they have been punished or received treatment for).
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Eyewitness Testimony
An account given by someone, of an event they have witnessed.
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Stereotyping
A generalised belief of a particular group of people.
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Token Economy
A form of behaviour modification designed to increase desirable behaviours and decrease undesirable behaviour with the use of tokens.
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Self-fulfilling prophecy
Being labelled in some sort of way, beginning to see yourself in the way the label portrays and then living up to that label (act according to the label).
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Any behaviour that affects other people negatively &, in psychology, is used to mean aggressive behaviour.

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Antisocial Behaviour

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Returning to or repeating behaviour that should have been extinguished. (When someone repeats a crime or behaviour they have been punished or received treatment for).

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An account given by someone, of an event they have witnessed.

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A generalised belief of a particular group of people.

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