3.7 million are on probation, 2.3 million are in correctional facilities, and 840,000 are on parole. 70 percent of people who in local jails are not convicted of any crime. What drives mass incarceration is state policy, as the number of people incarcerated by state prisons is over 1,250,000. People in local jails are about 750,000, and people in federal prisons are less than 250,000. The War on Drugs also contributed massively to high incarceration rates.
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.
There have been 18 school shootings across the nation since January 1, 2018, which includes shootings where guns were fired accidentally and no one was injured, according to www.bing.com. This is a major problem because many students, staff, and families are being affected. It is a trend that mental illness is the root cause of the shooter’s actions. This is a small part of the reason; however, I believe there are many other reasons: grandparents are raising children, guns are too accessible, violent video games, social media, news media, and the internet. Mental illness is a true problem with citizens who are not seeking help to treat their mental illness.
Part of the clinical process involves negotiations between these explanatory models, once they have been made explicit. some of the common explanatory models of mental illnesses explained by researches are Unprovoked violence Is violent in an uncontrollable way to others/things without alcohol or other provocation Violence to oneself Has attempted to or has committed suicide in the last two years Hallucinations Sees things or hears voices that others do not Possessions Possessed by ghosts, devils, evil spirits Social isolation Does not work, has no friends, is always alone and shows no interest in any social activity Sadness, depression Is always sad, unhappy, and cries for no apparent reason Insomnia Suffers from sleeplessness Irrelevant talk Talks irrelevantly, incoherently, and excessively Bizarre behaviour Behaves strangely and in a manner not acceptable to society Suspiciousness Feels suspicious of, and persecuted by, others for no apparent reason Neglect of personal hygiene Does not take care of self and surroundings Mental sub normality Behaviour not appropriate for age, Black magic, Spiritual possession, spells, curses, witchcraft Bad wind, evil eye, astrological
They are in prison for a reason. They weren’t thrown in there for no reason, and releasing them would defeat the purpose of a prison. Even though that is very true, I believe that people are smarter than that. No one is going to release the most dangerous and threatening prisoners.
1.) Introduction My research paper discovers if there is a link between early childhood physical abuse and psychopathic behaviour in adulthood. My sources allowed me to gather information about many different theories regarding if there is a relationship between the above variables. If so, how likely is the chance of abused children become psychopaths as adults? My research will include studying the early childhood of notorious psychopaths, such as; John Wayne Gacy Jr.
They put forward that changes in the brain chemistry may not be the cause of the mental illness but the effects the mental illness has had on the brain itself. Studies show that stress can affect brain chemistry. The model also does not take into account the individuals personal experiences or recognise the context of the person’s life in relation to gender culture or race. If a person is withdrawn they may not give a lot of information about their issues, this can sometime give the psychiatrist power over the patient to find an efficient and quick therapy that may or may not be the best one, or even an incorrect diagnosis. The patient is not usually actively involved in their own recovery, more of a passive receiver of repairs.
In the documentary Locked Up: Prison in America the main problem that is discussed is that due to mass incarceration there is an overflow of prisoners and the state can not house them all. One of the main concerns is that a lot of these prisoners are being locked up for non-violent crimes and it costing the state millions of dollars to house them in these prisons. For example it was getting so out of hand that they were forces to let one of the inmates out six months early because they needed the space to house all of these inmates in an already over crowded facility. Even though all of the people being interviewed for this documentary were African American I do not think that race plays a part in whether or not some get locked up. If you commit a crime you have to do the time for it regardless the color of your skin.
Serial killers have been a sociological study for years upon years, trying to find out the psychological and biological aspects behind their outrageous, murderous behavior. When looking into serial killers, the question often occurs as to why these people perform numerous killings of people that they do not know. There is a psychological, biological, and sociological explanation behind it all. In these social studies, scientists break serial killers into multiple categories: they are defined as psychopathic or psychotic, stable or transient, and disorganized or organized. The most important thing to remember about serial killers is that the environment around them is what triggers these behaviors.
“Youth incarceration, in particular, exploded: by 1997, more than 107,000 kids were behind bars, only about a quarter for violent offenses.” (This quote explains how many kids are in adults prisons now. Many kids are suffering because they grew up with a bad future already. When you start off bad it's hard to rise to the top. Kids are young and without guidance of parents, kids will do stupid things. We all want attention, that's what kids are