"You see; I truly believe that murderers are mentally ill… their brains don't work like the rest of ours do. To deliberately kill someone requires crossing a profound boundary. Most of us couldn't do it. We couldn't even think about it. But they can.
With guns drawn and threats that they would “blow his head off”, the officers unjustly searched his car and held him at gunpoint. Stevenson explains his immense fear of these supposed upholders of the law, and how their own racial suspicions of him could have easily led to his death. The police maintain the ability to sentence civilians to death in a heartbeat, and unfortunately are guided by racial biases to at times unjustly distribute this punishment. This ability to kill is necessary for police officers to protect the community, yet continues to be grossly misused. While this right to kill is different from a judge and jury’s right to kill, misuse by both parties supports the claim that the death penalty is too powerful to be justly distributed.
J. “The Hidden Suffering of the Psychopath.” The Hidden Suffering of the Psychopath | Psychiatric Times, 7 Oct. 2014, www.psychiatrictimes.com/psychotic-affective-disorders/hidden-suffering-psychopath. This article argues that contrary to popular belief, psychopaths do have feelings, but they do not demonstrate them in the same way non-psychopaths do. According to this article, a serial killer’s explanation for killing people and keeping the dead bodies in his house was that he was lonely and wanted some company. Psychopaths are human beings that have the need to have some sort of physical contact with others.
This is what separates us from the psychopaths and murderers. Additionally, how violent someone is also has to do with how they are raised and the environment they grow up in. People’s genetics and physical characteristics may play a role in making them at higher risk for becoming criminals, but I certainly do not believe they are the primary cause in a person’s violent nature. Men are expected to be more aggressive than women, and to fit in, they become more aggressive. The documentary referred to this phenomenon as gender policing.
A psychopath is classified as someone who shows no remorse and has no conscience, while a sociopath has some sort of conscience and sometimes shows some guilt or remorse ("What's the Difference Between a Sociopath and a Psychopath"). Psychopaths do not feel sorry for other people (“What’s the Difference Between a Sociopath and a Psychopath”) and Kuklinski certainly did not feel sorry for any of his victims (“Married to The Iceman”). During an interview with HBO, Kuklinski stated that he probably could have killed his father and wouldn’t have felt bad about it ("Richard Kuklinski The Iceman Mafia Hitman HBO Interview 2001 (Part 1)"). Richard Kuklinski also showed sociopathic traits. He only showed remorse when talking about his wife and kids ("Richard Kuklinski 'The Iceman' Part 12 of 12").
Kenneth Bianchi displayed signs of having dissociative identity disorder during the sessions he spent under hypnosis. It was under hypnosis that Kenneth took on the for of Steve who was an aggressive offender who had no empathy for the murders he had committed, Steve was able to look at all the photos and point out what he had done without feeling or showing remorse for his actions. When conducting the psychological assessments Kenneth was not able to recall what had happened between the switching of his personalities. When Kenneth switched from Steve he could not recall how the filter was placed into his cigarette or how his rosary was placed on the table. People with Dissociative identity disorder will feel like they have jumped time due to them not being aware when they are in another dissociative state, they will have no recollection of what they have done or where they have been.
"All the time he coulda had such a good time if it was not for you” (Steinbeck). The quote shows that If George did not have Lennie, maybe he could have a better life more than this because he does not have to take care of Lennie and he can live his life without get in trouble. George had done the right thing. He should kill Lennie because Lennie cannot control his mind because of his mental problem even he did not mean to do the thing that he have done but George might have the better life If he did not have to take care of Lennie and at last if George did not kill Lennie, Curley will shoot Lennie. However Lennie is going to die in someday and It is better choice if Lennie gets killed by George not the other
Affairs affect people in different ways, but no one could imagine an affair destroying their ability to psychologically function. The “killings” by Andre Dubus is a shocking story about a killer named Richard who murders frank the man having an affair with his wife, who is his pride and joy. Riveted with murder and passion the author revels the characteristics of Richard Strout’s in the “killings” as a psychological obsessive and controlling person; these traits effect his emotions and behaviors throughout the story. Richards’s anger which evolves throughout the story, is what leads to his obsessive and controlling behaviors. The author explains Richards’s background as a young, striving man, who is overcome by failure, and this contributes
Juror number 3 went off knowing that they’ll spend some time in the room debating whether the boy was the murderer of his father, along with the other jurors. The way juror number three was displaying in a way was that he was judging the boy since he was in the courtroom and mentioned he looked as guilty as ever, but this preconceived notion goes more into depth with the same juror commenting about his background. When someone has the mind of bias thinking, that person is entitled to only see the flaws of others and not the positive qualities one possess, yet can’t see their own mistakes committed noticed. As this continues, juror eight viewed this case and led some other jurors to think and dramatize the evidence they were given by the testimonies from what they saw. Little by little, the jurors start to change their opinion about the case of the young man and have been supporting juror eight by the facts he has stated in the room, yet juror three still wouldn’t reason correctly and thought the guy should convicted of the
In television shows and movies, those who are mentally ill are not shown recovering or being able to live functionally in society. They are shown being violent, unpredictable, and incurable which is not an accurate depiction of all mentally ill people. When someone commits a crime, a news reporter sometimes ends the story by saying that the person was suffering from some type of mental illness. This causes the public to believe that everyone with mental illness must either be committing crimes or are more likely to do so. Those who are mentally ill are sometimes left to find treatment in their own
Psychopathy A Misunderstood Personality Disorder Why is there so little psychopathy awareness? When the average person hears the term psychopath they automatically think of an unstable murderess lunatic, society tends to believe this primarily due to how the media portrays psychopaths. We know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies from Ted Bundy to Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan. Thus, this adds to the confusion in many people’s minds about this pathological personality disorder. But how does a psychopath’s brain work?
When questioned about the type of person Adnan was, many responded with “the Adnan I knew, couldn’t have done it” in reference to Hae’s murder. On the other hand, the court painted Adnan to be a possessive and controlling ex-boyfriend and even called him psychopathic. Psychopaths are individuals that posses a specific set of personality traits and behaviors. Psychopaths often appear normal and friendly to others but are self-centered, dishonest and lack empathy. Psychopaths provide a good first impression but are impulsive and very deceitful.