Students will explore aspects of the criminal mind. Unit 8: Forensic Psychology. Serial killer, mass murderer, spree killer: Is there a difference? The primary aim of criminal profiling is to reveal the behavioral make-up of an unknown offender.*
Cerebellum: ‘hind brain’, motor control, coordination
Lobes: The cerebrum is divided into 4 lobes, each are paired. The lobes perform specific functions.
In the Brain:
Brainstem: base of the brain, nerve connection pathways, sleep cycle, breathing, heart rate
A subarachnoid hemorrhage is acute bleeding under the arachnoid; can occur spontaneously or as a result of trauma.
Lack of Remorse, Shame or Guilt :A deep seated rage, which is split off and repressed, is at their core. Does not see others around them as people, but only as targets and opportunities. Instead of friends, they have victims and accomplices who end up as victims. The end always justifies the means and they let nothing stand in their way.
Poor Behavioral Controls/Impulsive Nature: Rage and abuse, alternating with small expressions of love and approval produce an addictive cycle for abuser and abused, as well as creating hopelessness in the victim. Believe they are all-powerful, all-knowing, entitled to every wish, no sense of personal boundaries, no concern for their impact on others.