Through my research I continuously asked myself; why are there more people of color incarcerated than whites? Is it because they commit more crimes? Or are parts of the criminal justice system flawed and discriminatory? Nonetheless, if the there is some kind of discrimination, does this explain poverty in African American and Hispanic communities? I found that, today, people of color are more likely to be incarcerated and sentenced disproportionally than their white counterparts.
Sex offenders, typically male, but can be female, about 25% of child victimizers were 40 years old or older. 71% of male offenders are under the age of 35. Most studies we found only dealt with statistics about whites, African Americans, and Latinos. White sex offenders are found to have a closer relationship with their victim, and are more likely to use force. African American offenders are more likely to engage in vaginal rape and become more violent with their victims.
Many concerns have centered in on the possible links between repeated concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CPE. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy is a serious, degenerative brain disease that affects a person’s ability to think. Chronic traumatic encephalopathy involves the progressive brain damage, particularly in the frontal region of the brain, which controls many functions including people’s judgement, emotion, impulsive control, social behavior and their memory. A signature feature of the disease is abnormal deposits of a protein called tau that accumulates around small blood vessels in brain crevices. Researchers believe that multiple blows to the head may dislodge the tau protein from the cell structure and cause it to form in clumps inside nerve cells.
The fact that maximum number of crimes are being committed by the ones who fall in the age group of 16 to 20 can mean two things- firstly, that maybe the tendency to commit a crime declines with age, secondly, it can also mean that maybe the offenders are arrested disproportionately. Maturity is the reason why crimes committed by an individual reduce with age. Firstly look at cause
There have been links between the impairment of executive brain function and aggression through such research (Aynesworth 1999). Many of the serial killers discussed have been labeled with some sort of neurological disorder. Thus, these repetitive serial killers may just be reacting to chemicals and hereditary factors in their brains rather than on pure evil. Another Criminological
Moreover, people at the low end of social status, poor, are more likely to get arrested for the crimes. However, we all know or sometimes believe that crime is not always evenly spread throughout the social classes. Poor people are more likely to commit crimes, and blacks are more likely to commit crimes such as murder, rape, robbery, and other index crimes (Kornblum ,5.4). Sometimes in society, we see that rich people get a slap on the wrist when they commit a crime; whereas poor people get the whole book at their neck it
Type 1 schizophrenia consists of later onset symptoms of positive symptoms such as hallucinations and delusions which Max experiences. People with schizophrenia also demonstrate a decline in verbal and visual memory (Aleman, Hijman, de Haan, & Kahn, 1999; Heinrichs & Zakzanis,1998). Several studies have shown verbal impairment and visual impairment linked to decreased processing speed (Brébion, Bressan, Pilowsky, & David, 2011; Ojeda et al.,2009- 2012). Among people suffering from a mental disorder, in 1965 studies have shown men with schizophrenia have are more likely to commit crimes and violent behavior (Lindqvist and Allebeck 1990; Hodgins 1993; Belfrage 1998). Data from the Epidemiological Catchment Area Study, found that persons with schizophrenia reported behaving violently.
Many serial killers also kill to exhibit dominance or to get a feeling of enjoyment. Serial killers also have set of common attributes that do not necessarily apply to all serial killers. Serial killers are more likely to be white males. They are also more likely to work blue collar jobs and have commited previous crimes. What makes a serial killer is a mix of many traits that generally relate to an
The higher risk may be the result of a lack of peer support, the harassment, and mental health conditions leading to a higher rate of substance abuse issues. “For LGBTQI people aged 10-24, suicide is one of the leading causes of death. LGBT youth are 4 times more likely to attempt suicide. Questioning youth are 3 times more likely attempt suicide” (Inside/Out Youth Services,
4. Teenage boys get more aggressive when under the influence of high intake of alcohol. Teenage girls are usually under more of a threat of being sexually abused when under the influence of alcoholism. Men and women are anatomically different, therefore act differently when under the influence of alcohol. There is a difference in way each approach alcohol.
A traumatic brain injury is an injury caused by impact to the head. A TBI can be an open or closed injury to the brain it can cause physical, cognitive, behavioral, and emotional changes affecting the person’s ability to engage in occupations, participation, and health. Some brain injuries cause immediate death and other TBIs can result in mild damages(Early,2006). The symptoms of a TBI can vary from person to person, depending if the TBI is severed or mild (early,2006). Occupational therapist can evaluate the patient using Rancho Los Amigos level of cognitive functioning scale.