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day 2

modus opoerandi
it is comprised of those behaviors that are necessary to successfullly commit the crime
it can be refined as an affender becomes more experienced...
less competient deteriating mental state or increase use of controlled drugs
sometimes the offender MO needs to be reshaped to deal with the unexpected
ex: a man, who only has a history of burglary breaks into a house and unexpectedly fines a women preset. he rapes and kills her. up to that poit, rape ad killing were not part of his MO
investigating the crime scene of MO
a. use of a weapon
2. use of restraings
3. precautionary acts
3. means of transporation to and from the crime scene
ritual pattern
repeated pattern of behaviros that are sexual or repeated
remain constant over time
types of rituals
1. sexual activity
2. ligature or binding
3. injuries
4. displays of body for shock value
5. toutures or mutilates the victims: carves a cross on chest and paints it red
6. excessive control and domination
7. vulgarity or abusive language
8. brutality
uniqe, of a kind of combination
a. if the exact combination of behaviors has never been seen before than it is considered the "signature" of this offender
one of a kind
behavior in question has never been scene anywhere else in the world
1. embarressment/shame= commits suicide and nake, a perso who finds her may put clothes on her
2. to make a homicide look like a suicide and vise versa
personality disorder
paranoid, schizotypical, borderline, narcissistic, depending, schizoid, antisocial, histronic, avoidant, obsessive-compulsive
long standing, deeply embedded, pervasive, dysfunctional patterns of functioning
1. usually evident by late pre teens (10-12+)
2. anti-social later
ego syntonic
not given prior to age 18
1. there could be a biological pre disposition along with early traumatic experiences that contributes to the development of PD
earlier experiences of PD
1. dysfuctional and inconsistent parenting
2. little support or security from ones family
3. developent of self esteem and being independent is not encouraged by family
have a lot of confidence
unstable mood
suicidal behavior
fear of being alone
violent rage
odd eccentric, resembles schizophrenia in showing odd thinking, perception, communication
leave society and go out in the woods, flat affect, egosentonic (not want to deal with other people)
insanity defense
not guilty by reason of insanity
1. not used i psycholgical termonalogy
only be evoked if one is stating that:
1. at the time of offence was committed
2. defendant was of such unsound nature
hospital until sanity is restored
2ice as long as if they went to prison
dissociate identity dissorders
dissociated amnesia, fugue, depersonalization, Dissociative identity disorder
causes DID
overwhelming stress or trama
a. physical or sexual abuse
b. prolonged neglect
caused by psychologic rather than physical
a. who one is
2. where one went
3. to whom one spoke
4. what they did
a. they can lean new info, they just lost old memories
b. more common in women or men
c. memory loss can span a few hours day or many years, or even life
how do you get amnesia
stages of amnesia
1. continuous amnesia-at the time know what is going on, but forgets later *50 first dates
2. Localized amnesia
hypnosis or drug facitated interviews
memory recalled
confirmed from other people or sources, psychotherpy helps people understand the problems that they had
dissociative fugue
2 out of 1000 people
1. involves one or more episodes of sudden, unexptected, but purposeful , travel from home or the workplace
2. disorder in which one travels away from home and is unable to remember details of his past, including often his identity
triggered by
accidents, natural disasters, physical abuse, sexual abuse
unaware that they have forgotten everything but doesnt remember anything during the fugue state
a dissociative disorder characterized by persistent or recurrent feelings of detachment from one's mental processes or body