1. What is the purpose of this book and its central thesis (philosophy or perspective)? Unmasking administrative evil is a book about the relationship between evil and public administration and other related fields. This book analyses the evil of how unjustly or needless pain and suffering or death on other human being, not seeing other human being as human. Every reader of this book will have different interpretation and meaning to this book because people view things differently and will view administrative evil.
The outcome following a sexual assault is sometimes referred to as being worse than the actual assault itself (The Hunting Grounds, 2015). Following the assault, the college campus, police, criminal justice system, media, and various other forms of institutions are known to re-victimize these individuals whom have already been previously assaulted. These numerous institutions are suppose to help, and report fairly and justly. Unfortunately that’s not the case in Liz Seccuro’s book, Crash Into Me, or in the film The Hunting Ground. Every single victim experienced a form of revictimization whether that is through false reports in the media, or the college campuses’ failure to report or help sexual assault victims.
(Owusu, Oteng-Ababio et al., 2016) This section dissects the various theories surrounding the circumstances of criminal behavior in greater detail. Theoretical Perspective An example of a theory which tries to explain the rationale behind criminal behavior is Robert Merton’s strain theory. According to this theory, people tend to commit crimes due to the absence of legitimate
Silence of the Lambs Mental Health Analysis Silence of the Lambs explores the life of a psychiatrist with antisocial personality disorder who has a connection to a serial killer that is under investigation. While some of the characteristics presented in this movie correlate to those on the DSM-V for a person with antisocial personality disorder it creates a stigma and fear against people with mental illnesses. During the interviews Hannibal Lector shows many symptoms commonly observed in people with antisocial personality disorder and the facility shows the lack of resources and therapy for antisocial personality disorder (ASPD). Main Characters and Their relationship in the Presented Environment Lecter was interviewed by a training FBI agent Starling in a case of an old patient of
Therefore, we need to know the meaning of the word “evil”. Actually, the definition of the word evil differs from one writer to another as it depends entirely upon his/her perspective upon the word. Also there is no specific one who always does the evil actions, as even heroes could commit evil. Fred E. Katz in the article “Ordinary People and Extraordinary Evil” defined the word evil as the “behavior that deliberately deprives innocent people of their humanity, from small scale assaults on a person’s dignity to outright murder” (5). Katz’s definition of evil focuses on how people behave with each other, and how this behavior can be transformed from small assaults to a serious murder.
When looking at Ted Bundy, it’s obvious that his personality might have played a big part in his crimes. As a result of his unstable home environment, Bundy displayed over-attachment problems, which will also be discussed later on. In addition, he displayed aggression from a young age and a lack of caring about other people. If personality is determined by genes such as the study done in Finland claims, then would a child who was naturally optimistic and empathetic have ended up a serial killer had they been in Bundy’s home situation? It’s impossible to tell.
This question makes it clear that Danforth cannot see past the innocent faces of the girls and into the evil that lurks below. As a head judge, Danforth should be able to see through the deceptions of criminals. Danforth’s lack of common sense is one of many examples that prove that he is the most responsible for the hysteria during the
Conscience is the feeling inside one 's self that alerts them that something is wrong. This can sometimes be overpowered by stronger external forces such as a powerful authority figure, surrounding circumstances, or the belief that what they did was correct. Through, Eichmann in Jerusalem: A Report on the Banality of Evil, Hannah Arendt argues that for the first time the world has encountered a different kind of criminal- - one that blindly followed orders from superiors and was made to believe the anti-Semitic ideology, although it could have been any ideology. Similarly, in her work, A Human Being Died That Night, Pumla Gobodo-Madikizela claims that the actions of ordinary citizens could be influenced by surrounding practices and drive people
It is this nature that is often the root cause of reckless activity as there is no way for the psychopath to infer the ramifications of his actions prior to commitment to the action. The development of modern neuroimaging techniques have enabled investigation of this hypothesis. Yang and colleagues studied the volume of prefrontal gray and white matter in psychopaths, using structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in 16 unsuccessful psychopaths, 13 successful psychopaths and 23 control subjects (Yang et al., 2005). “Successful” and “unsuccessful” psychopaths were defined as psychopathic individuals that had evaded conviction for their crimes and those that had been convicted, respectively. All were assessed for psychopathic tendencies by use of the PCL-R.
Deviance is defined as "any violation of norms, whether the infraction is as minor as driving over the speed limit, as serious as murder, or as humorous as Chagnon 's encounter with the Yanomamo" (Henslin 194). One statement that stuck out to me was sociologist Howard S. Becker 's definition of deviance: "It is not the act itself, but the reactions to the act, that make something deviant" (Henslin 194). One reaction that acts as a punishment for a deviant or minor criminal is the criminal justice system. On page 211 in our book, it is stated that "the working class and those below them pose a special threat to the power elite" (Henslin). As a result of this threat, the law and punishment comes down harder on the lower class than it does on the upper class.
Psychopathic traits are often associated with criminal behavior. With this in mind, Moriwaki’s lack of emotions and psychopathic personality has lead to the murder of Kurose. In the ASPD Medical Report, there is a list of statements and all the answers are either true or false and it states, “The subject is prone to boredom. True… The subject needs to take risks to feel alive. True… The subject is not or would be proud of getting away with crimes.