America Undercover The Iceman Tapes By Dr. Park

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In the HBO documentary America Undercover- The Iceman Tapes, Dr. Park Dietz identifies Richard Kuklinski as having a warped personality and exhibiting two personality types. The first is that of an anti-social personality disorder which he associates with Kuklinski’s lack of a conscience or remorse, the lack of a sense of guilt for their actions, often impulsive and violent, and the need of extreme actions to elicit an emotional reaction such as fear or danger which is evidenced in his early years in his cruelty to animals and people. The offering of a genetic/hereditary link to his predisposition is further explained in the manner in which he was raised, lacking love and affection, abused, and lacking a caring home and parents. The combination …show more content…

Having received genetic markers for violent tendencies and aggression from his parents and lacking a supportive and caring home were contributing factors which ultimately added to the outcome of Kuklinski. It is interesting that in comparing Kuklinski’s case to the Chicago School Theories, it would appear that as a youth residing in what would appear to be a zone 2, Kuklinski’s behavior was consistent with that which was anticipated for the area; however, as he gained affluence and moved from zone 2 to that of zone 4 or 5, the outward appearance of criminal behavior diminished as predicted, although as indicated reported activities in these zones were not accurately recorded . As stated by Shaw & McKay, delinquency was the result of environmental factors associated with particular neighborhoods, and such factors within the environment affected the behavior of the delinquents, citing (1) the absence or lack of controls for delinquents; (2) The behaviors are often condoned/ sanctioned by parents or other adults in the neighborhood; (3) the readily availability of opportunities to commit such unacceptable behaviors; and (4) lack of motivation, training, or opportunity for gainful employment (Bohm & Vogel,

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