Found 40 Articles for Criminal Psychology

Theories of Criminality

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 22-Dec-2022 11:30:45
When an individual pursues a course in criminology, be it in law practices or forensic psychology, their explanation understands various theoretical frameworks that might present overarching views. What might these theories be? Overview Different theories of criminality are proposed over time to define someone’s criminal actions or behaviors. Every theory has focused on some point and missed or been less attentive to some other points, which might be equally important. Therefore, here we will discuss some of the significant theories to better understand them.Theory of ContainmentFocuses on an internal and external management mechanismTheories of ConflictClaims the existence of inverse relationship ... Read More

The Social Reality of Crime

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 22-Dec-2022 11:21:26
Crime, particularly in the context of "crime on the streets, " is one of the most ominous words we use often. All "decent" folks are instantly terrified, and public leaders start yelling and ranting about it when the term is spoken. No one needs reminding that people's ideas on what constitutes crime change throughout time and place. In 1510, English law also only recognized eight basic criminal offenses; by 1818, it was thought that there were as many as 200 mortal sins. Not even all development in our understanding of criminality is incremental or rational. Before the gold laws were ... Read More

Serial Killings in India

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 22-Dec-2022 11:19:31
The National Institutes of Justice suggests defining sexually violent offenders as those whose sexual desires drive them to conduct acts of extreme violence. This definition explores the motivations behind criminals' hedonistic behavior. At its core, it is about the desire for sexual gratification, which can lead a person to commit horrendous acts. Serial Killings in India: An Overview A criminal offense is any unlawful behavior that harms others and the community and is penalized by law. The Latin word crmen, from which our English word "crime" is derived, means "charge" or "cream of distress." The ancient Greek word krima, derived ... Read More

Serial Killer: Meaning and Types

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 22-Dec-2022 11:17:12
Serial killers often commit crimes because they seek sexual or other intimate relationships with their victims or want to get their own back in society. The federal bureau of investigation (F.B.I.) suggests that serial killers may be motivated by fury, a thirst for thrills, greed for financial gain, or a need for public attention can be a link between the victims due to a common past or shared characteristics in terms of physical appearance, ethnicity or race. When investigating a serial murderer, the F.B.I. will often look for tell-tale signs such as the killer's preferred method of dress or weapon. ... Read More

Role of Forensic Psychology in Criminal Justice

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 22-Dec-2022 11:15:06
Punishment and deterrence may both benefit from the insights of forensic psychologists. Forensics is "the scientific approach to investigating crime, " according to one definition. This is why a common definition of forensic psychology is "the marriage of law as well as psychology." The subjects of study in this branch of psychology are often the offenders themselves. Experts in this discipline are tasked with determining who commits violence, what criminal acts are committed, and how to stop criminals in their tracks Explaining Forensic Psychology in Criminal Justice Applying psychological theories and expertise to numerous legal operations, such as investigating crimes ... Read More

Reliability and Validity of Forensic Science Evidence

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 22-Dec-2022 11:12:59
Forensic science opinions have many potential applications in intelligence gathering investigations and providing evidence, so it is crucial that the processes utilized to get those results are robust and trustworthy evidence of relevant knowledge adherence to scientifically recommended practice and transparent overall acceptable reporting from forensic science practitioners and laboratories is necessary to demonstrate the overall validity of forensic science methodology the Australian and international communities have made great strides in the last several years in collecting evidence toward establishing authenticity such efforts to save lives, on the other hand, require much money and careful planning if they are to ... Read More

Psychological Approaches to Detection of Deceit

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 22-Dec-2022 11:10:51
On a scale of 1-10, how guilty are we of ever wondering to possess the superpower of identifying whether our friends or other people are lying to us during our social interactions? Researchers from the University of California, Santa Barbara, note that a recent yet unreleased meta-analysis of 253 studies involving differentiating truth from deception disclosed accuracy rate was just 53%—not much better than flipping a coin.On a scale of 1-10, how guilty are we of ever wondering to possess the superpower of identifying whether our friends or other people are lying to us during our social interactions? Researchers from ... Read More

Mob Psychology and Crowd Control

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 22-Dec-2022 11:08:26
Whenever there is a large gathering, say a concert or a political rally, how do we ensure that these groups of people stay sane and engage in peaceful conversations? The capability to manage a group or swarm without infringing human rights represents the most challenging task that law enforcement authorities must complete. Law enforcement organizations must study the population's behavior to control the crowd using solely physical force properly. Recognizing mob psychology can aid law enforcement organizations and mediators in properly observing and interacting with a mob. A conceptual model called "mob psychology" aims to explain group behavior only in ... Read More

Violence and Mental Illness

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 22-Dec-2022 11:04:54
Everyone sees movies depicting the mentally ill as violent, crazy, or mad with no sense of right and wrong. Is this scenario true in real life or just in movies? People with schizophrenia are portrayed as violent, harming anyone who comes into view, and are shown as crazy people. Is this the right depiction of mentally ill people? Are all criminals mentally ill, or are all mentally ill criminals? Is there a high chance that people with mental illness are more prone to violence? Is it a threat to the public's safety? These questions are very common when mental illness ... Read More

Juvenile Delinquency: Causes and Prevention

Mukesh Kumar
Updated on 21-Dec-2022 13:29:41
Many movies depict children from low-income families as thieves, stealing from people, wandering at night, and doing things that are not expected of them. Why are only the poor shown as thieves? Is stealing limited to children from low-income families, or are there other reasons a child is forced to commit crimes? What factors could be there that would force a child to become a delinquent and risk his future? Can such acts be prevented? What is the Meaning of Juvenile Delinquency? Juvenile delinquents are criminals, boys, and girls, typically under sixteen (The Children Act, 1974). Although some laws ... Read More