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Study guide for last exam

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MYstery, madness, and murder
Liz Berke

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This 3 page Study Guide was uploaded by Emma Notetaker on Sunday December 13, 2015. The Study Guide belongs to 405 at George Mason University taught by Liz Berke in Fall 2015. Since its upload, it has received 15 views. For similar materials see MYstery, madness, and murder in Psychlogy at George Mason University.


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Date Created: 12/13/15
Criminal Psychopathy Psychopath 0 Primary psychopath True 0 Secondary neurotic disturbed unstable impulsive aggressive and violent o Dyssocial learned antisocial subculture Antisocial Personality Disorder disregard for the rights of others Differences between psycho vs sociopath o Calm vs nervous unable to form attachments vs able appear normal vs disturbed Behavior charm smart selfish egocentricity flat emotions manipulative pathological liar o instrumental aggression goaldirected vs reactive spontaneous in response The Criminal Psychopath o 1 in general APD more brutal crime but nonsexual motivation enjoy suffering Violent and Serious Assaults Nonpsvch0paths Psychopaths emotional arousal violence as revenge attack women who they know attack male strangers emotional callous sexual motivation nonsexual PCLR distinguishing criminal psychopaths from criminal non psychopaths 0 high recidivism rates 65 Four Core Factors of Psychopathy o Interpersonal lying impulsive irresponsible affective shallow antisocial Female lt1 high callousness less violent than males social influence Racial and Ethnic Differences most measures use white males Juvenile Psychopathy o labeling gt self fulfilling prophecy early identification can lead to treatment Biological Factors temperament low arousal and fear 0 CNS deficiency in internal language emotional paradox defects in frontal lobe 0 self talk gt self regulation of behavior 0 can talk about emotional cues but can t use them 0 deficiencies in abstraction decision making impulse regulation o amygdala dysfunction gt low level fear anger disgust o PNS nerve cells and pathways 0 autonomic division reactivity to stimuli 0 low skin conductance low emotionality o ANS activates emotional behavior and responsiveness to stress and tension 0 underaroused deficient in avoidance learning SoNS motor nerves that control body movement SNS fight or flight PN activities when rest Childhood of Psychopath family problems negative school experience poor parental monitoring Crime and Mental Disorders mental illness disease of the mind mental disorder less restrictive o schizophrenia delusions hallucinations disorganized speech catatonic flat affect o DSMV catatonia severity 04 small proportion of violent crimes 0 delusional non bizarre delusions comorbid anger resentment o depressive 0 associated with delinquency mass murders school shootings 0 major depressive extremely depressed for a long time o bipolar periods of depression and mania o APD violating rights gt18yrs conduct disorder lt15 yrs callous lack of empathy Competency and Criminal Responsibility 0 lncompetency to Stand Trial present in body but not mind mental state 0 competency to stand trial is the mental state during the trial Adjudicative competence competence to proceed decisional Guilty But Mentally Ill defendant blameworthy but recognizes mental disorder 0 held responsible but they need help 0 Not Guilty by Reason of Insanity insane at time of crime not a mental disorder 0 insanity mental state at time of crime 0 2225 success rate disorder dependent I acquittal hospitalization community treatment 0 Insanity Standards 0 M Naghten Rule knowledge of what one was doing at time of act 0 Brawner lacks capacity to appreciate criminality of his conduct Durham unlawful act was product of mental disease lnsanity Defense Reform Act unable to appreciate the wrongfulness of conduct at time of crime Unique Defenses o PTSD support NGRI defense dissociated state battered woman syndrome o Dissociate ID multiple personality disorder questionable validity o Amnesia Homicide Assault and Family Violence Family violence any assault resulting in injury or death of familyhousehold member 0 Child to Parent 0 parricide killing one s parents 0 matricide killing one s mother 0 patricide killing one s father 0 Sibling violence most common 0 siblicide killing sibling o sororicide killing sister 0 fratricide killing brother 0 Parent to child violence 0 Munchasen Syndrome parents falsify symptoms of their child to get attention 0 Shaken Baby Syndrome caregiver shakes baby so hard that head injury results o lnfanticide killing infant o Neonaticide killing of newborn within 24 hours after birth 0 Filicide killing of child older than 24 hours Child Abuse polyvictims ages 03 are highest female caretakers girls 4x more likely Runaway children escape abuse thrown away children abduction lntimate Partner Violence violence perpetrated by individuals in a recent relationship Characteristics of Abusers 0 Type 1 abuse family members 0 Type 2 emotionally volatile personality disorders 0 Type 3 antisocial violent across situations Effects on Children depression aggression low self esteem maladaptive conflict resolution


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