Many studies and researchers are trying to figure out the reasons for this kind of phenomena. Many people assuming that cold-blooded murderers are considered as a psychopath. But, before labeling them as a psychopath, we should understand and investigate how are psychopaths actually are. Psychopath is from the word psyche that means soul and the word pathos that means disease. Psychopathy is a developmental disorder marked by emotional deficits and an increased risk for antisocial behavior.
Thirdly, it will discuss an article by Andrea Poloian and will relate her description of sports to the meaning of masculinity. Finally, this essay will focus on the novel, Fight Club, in an effort to analyze its real world cultural implications and relate them back to the relevant connection between violence and masculinity. In Leo Braudy’s introduction to a book on masculinity called, From Chivalry to Terrorism, Braudy discusses the relationship between war and masculinity through its long intertwined history. He argues that “traditional” notions of masculinity in modern culture, in some way or another, emphasize war values and the violence of it. Although
The basic premise is that autonomic activity results whenever some organized action or thought process is interrupted. Lazarus and colleagues (1984b; 1978) have proposed a cognitive theory of stress which addresses this interaction. They refer to this interaction as a transaction, taking into account the ongoing relationship between the individual and the environment. Their theory places the emphasis on the meaning that an event has for the individual and not on the physiological responses. According to the Transaction Theory of stress, the cognitive appraisal of stress is a two-part process which involves a primary appraisal and a secondary appraisal.
O’Connor’s trait of violence is used throughout to reveal the corrupt and criminal world that emanates the need for salvation. The violence that we do not get to see for ourselves are the crimes the Misfit committed before the story began. The story begins with the grandmother telling Bailey to “read here what it says he did to these people’” (O’Connor 575). These crimes are violent murders that the Misfit committed beforehand. This displays the criminal world that we live in.
Application of Conflict Theory to the Gun Control Debate Being a debate, the conflict theory is a very applicable theory that can be applied to guns/gun control laws and their roles in society. A debate is something that is associated with conflict, so by observing how deep and exactly in what directions this conflict extends, one might be able to understand this topic in a new light. In other words, by analyzing the very nature of this argument, this sociological perspective can be used to generate a deepened understanding of the debate on the extent of gun control laws. The Conflict Theory This theory was conceptualized by C. Wright Mills in 1948-1962 (Ralph Dahrendorf, Lewis Coser, and others also advocated this theory) as he was criticizing
It all winds up with Will being accused to be the Chesapeake ripper and put in a mental intuition. Convinced that it is Hannibal is the real Chesapeake ripper, he tries to convince the people around him that he is in fact innocent. Will can truly identify who Hannibal is. In season two, Will is released when Hannibal frames his psychologist in the hospital, Chilton. Will and Hannibal on that occasion starts a game where Hannibal tries to transform Will into a murderer.
A suiting definition for hate crimes is an adaptation from Gerstenfeld chapter 1: The Whys and Hows of Hate Crime Laws: crimes that are committed based on the race, religion, ethnicity, and sexual orientation of the victim. Another definition of hate crimes that was considered was the Massachusetts legal definition of hate crimes that was discussed in Englander’s article Is Bullying a Junior Hate Crime? Which included disability, color, and national origin on top of the protected groups that have been
1.3 Theoretical Approach to Crime One of the earlier theories regarding the causation of crime is demonological theory. According to this theory crime is mainly due to evil spirits a person possesses. Explaining this theory , Barnes and Teeters (1966:119) opine that “ Since evil spirits infested the person and had to be driven out, the conventional notion of primitive punishment was either to exorcise the evil spirits to get rid of the one possessed by death or exile – ‘social death’. In part ,this doctrine was based on the concept of protecting the community or family group against further outrages by the offending individual. But far more important was the belief in the necessity and desirability of placating the gods “.
It is in this light that I would like to mention the characters from Hannibal Series-JameGumb (also nicknamed ‘Buffalo Bill’) from The Silence of the Lambs and Francis Dolarhyde or Mr. D (nicknamed, ‘Tooth Fairy’) from Red Dragon. In Dr. Hannibal Lecter, the psychiatrist and the cannibalistic psychic serial killer merge sophisticatedly. However, in the context of the above mentioned films, we turn to look at the antagonists- JameGumb and Francis Dolarhyde, respectively. Though both are psychopathic killers, Jame is quite different from Hannibal. Jame’s personal history and behaviour correspond well to Griffin’s description of the pornographic mind created by a culture which fears and denies the body.
Anderson(1997) believed that both men's socio-demographic status and husbands' comparative resource to their wives would influence men's use of violence. A more detailed explanation would be provided in the description of the theory down below. Heise(1998) integrated the ecological theory with feminist perspective. Heise adopted the ecological framework that encompasses the findings that could possibly result in domestic violence but pointed out gender should be taken into account as well. She proposed that patriarchal society and social and individual factors together influence one's behavior.