Introduction to criminal psychology

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What is criminal psychology?
Using psychology to understand and prevent crime in addition to helping in court and treating the offender
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Why is criminal psychology useful?
It helps us understand why people commit crimes and allows us to then use that to prevent future, it also helps us get the most accurate EWT and seeing if the criminal is guilty with reason of insanity etc
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What does it mean by 'guilty with reason of insanity'?
It means that the person is too psychologically ill to really be responsible for the crime committed, so they go to a psychiatric hospital instead of a prison
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What is an ASBO? What does it do?
An antisocial behaviour order, it prevents a person from committing the antisocial behaviour again, by banning the person from certain areas, hanging around with certain people or participating in certain acts
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How is cognitive, biological, social and learning theories from AS relate to criminal psychology?
C- can use reconstructive memory model to understand how EW recalls event, B-Is there any patterns with brain and criminal acts (yes), S- social influences, friend groups, how jury's reach verdicts, LT- growing up around criminal behaviour
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