Defence mechanisms

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How can defence mechanisms explain criminal behaviour?
They would state that people are unconsciously driver to commit crimes
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What is displacement?
Transferring feelings from the actual source of them to someone or something else
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What could this explain?
Being violent towards a stranger rather than the actual person who made you angry
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What is sublimation?
Redirecting unacceptable, instinctual drives into personally and socially acceptable channels
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What would this explain?
Why people commit lesser crimes for instance theft of smaller items, rather than heinous crimes that they really want to commit
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What is rationalisation?
Justifying your behaviour and motivations by substituting other motivations for the real motivation
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What would this explain?
Why people feel no guilt for crimes such as domestic violence since they have rationalised their crime
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