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john allen muhammad and john lee malvo
John Allen Muhammad and John Lee Malvo
  • 19 Sniper Attacks
  • 13 Deaths
  • 41 Years Old
  • Gulf war Veteran
  • Twice Divorced
  • Islam Convert
  • Mother Abandoned Malvo to Muhammed
psychoanalytic theory

Psychoanalytic Theory

I was Guilty Even before I committed the crime.

  • The Actions and Behavior of an Adult are Understood in Terms of Childhood Development
  • Behavior and Unconscious are Related
  • Criminality is Psychological Conflict
psychodynamic perspective

Psychodynamic Perspective

Something that Happened in the Past Affected the Way a Person is Today

psychodynamic perspective13

Psychodynamic Perspective

Looking Deep Into the Mind of the Criminal will Unlock why a Person Commits Criminal Acts

psychoanalytic theory criminal behavior comes from 3 possible causes
Psychoanalytic Theory: Criminal Behavior comes From 3 Possible Causes:
  • Overbearing Conscience
  • Weak Conscience
  • Immediate Gratification
overbearing conscience
Overbearing Conscience
  • A Conscience so Overbearing it Arouses Feelings of Guilt
weak conscience

Weak Conscience

A Conscience so Weak it Cannot Control its Impulses

immediate gratification
Immediate Gratification
  • Immediate Satisfaction of the Impulses of a Person
case study richard
Case Study: Richard
  • 6 Years old When He Committed his First delinquent Act
  • Stole a Comic Book
richards parents
Richards Parents
  • Father, an alcoholic
  • Killed in an Automobile Accident
  • Mother Abandoned her Children
  • In and out of Foster Homes
  • Daytime Burglaries
  • Night Time Auto Thefts
  • At 20 Years Old, Received 10 years for Armed Robbery
  • Being Caught for Stealing made him feel less Guilty
    • About Hating his Mother and Father
  • Stealing did not Violate his Principles
  • Stealing Gave Richard Immediate Gratification
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Text Page 153 Figure 6.2

Psychodynamic or Psychoanalytic Theory

viennese psychiatrist sigmund freud 1856 1939
Viennese Psychiatrist Sigmund Freud (1856-1939)
  • Abnormal Behavior comes from Interruptions in a Person’s Development
  • The Period of Interruption is a Fixation
psychodynamic theory
Psychodynamic Theory
  • Unconscious Conflicts
  • Defenses
  • Tendencies
  • Anger
  • Sexuality
the id ego and superego

The id, ego and superego

Human Personality Contains a Three Part Structure

the id
The id
  • The Primitive Part
  • Seat of all Irrational, Antisocial and Instinctual Behavior
the ego
The ego
  • The Conscious or Rational Part of the Mind: Reality Principle
  • The ego develops when a child finds that some things cannot be immediately gratified
the superego
The superego
  • The Moral Judgment of the mind
  • Passes judgments on behavior
  • Divided into two parts:
    • Conscience
    • Ego Ideal
psychosexual stages of development eros
Psychosexual Stages of Development : eros
  • Oral Stage
    • First Year of Life
  • Anal Stage
    • Second and Third Year
  • Genital Stage
    • Third year to Latency
  • Latency
    • Sixth Year to Puberty
  • Genital
    • Puberty to Adult


Interrupted or Incomplete Development at any Stage

  • Oedipus Complex
    • Males with Sexual Feelings for Mothers
  • Electra complex
    • The Female Version
abnormal behavior
Abnormal Behavior
  • Neurotics
  • Psychotics
  • Schizophrenics
  • Inferiority Complex
  • Identity Crisis
  • I am Losing control of my Mind
  • Add Hallucinations, voices and odors: Schizophrenia: MARKED BY INAPPROPRIATE RESPONSES
inferiority complexes
Inferiority Complexes
  • Appear to Have a Drive to Superiority
  • Adler(1870-1937)
treatment of mentally defective criminals
Treatment of Mentally Defective Criminals
  • They are not Evil and Sick Persons
  • They are not Responsible for their Actions
  • Punishment will only Complicate Treatment
  • Why Not Just Release Criminals?