Deviant Crime Associations to Schizophrenia and Anti-Social Behaviors

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Deviant Crime Associations to Schizophrenia and Anti-Social Behaviors The two most important fields of science that bind and give structure to the fabric of society is the nature of dissociative disorders such as schizophrenia and the associations to deviant criminal behavior. These fields are very intrinsically tied together to our criminal justice system and our social structure. The application of law within our legal system and the evaluation of a criminal's 'state of mind' are blended to provide safety for society. Determining the form of psychotherapy needed as a form of social rehabilitation is complex. Society needs deterrents for violent forms of crime associated with dissociative disorders but it requires a greater understanding of the functions of the brain. Even though each of these science fields are their own unique and complex structure of data, each of these fields are enhanced from the input of critical data from advancing fields of psychology and the study of the brain. Criminology is only part of anti-social behavior which may include the causes, nature and control of such criminal behavior. Criminology focuses on criminals, while psychology is applied to understand the mind behind the criminal. Criminology deals with research into the cause, form and consequences of a crime. Psychopathology applies science useful in understanding the abnormalities in early development of the brain that contributed to the creation of the social deviant. It is necessary to include data from both fields to formulate hypothesis that state the nature of anti-social behaviors specifically relating to serious disorders such as schizophrenia. Applying the science of psychology to issues relating to violent crim... ... middle of paper ... ...1). Self-reported psychopathology in a convicted serial killer. Journal Of Investigative Psychology & Offender Profiling, 8(1), 1-21. doi:10.1002/jip.129 National Forensic Science Technology Center, (2008). Blood Spatter Animations. Retrieved May1, 2014 /animations/images/blood%20spatters.swf Pakhomou, S. (2004). Serial killers: offender's relationship to the victim and selected demographics. International Journal Of Police Science & Management, 6(4), 219- 233. Taylor, S., Lambeth, D., Green, G., Bone, R., & Cahillane, M. A. (2012). Cluster Analysis Examination of Serial Killer Profiling Categories: A Bottom-Up Approach. Journal Of Investigative Psychology & Offender Profiling, 9(1), 30-51. doi:10.1002/jip.149

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