Forensic Psychology

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Forensic Psychology

This is regarding lectures 1) Causes of Crime-A Synthesis; 2) Psychopathology; 3) Mentally Discordered Offenders and Young Offenders; 4) Violent Offenders Etiology I; 5) Violent Offenders Etiology II & 6) Violent Offenders:Assessment & Treatment


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the three variables that correlate and underlie most criminal behavior?
    • A. 

      Mating Effort, Competitive Disadvantage, and Antisociality

    • B. 

      Risk Taking, Young Male Syndrome, and Antisociality

    • C. 

      Mating Effort, Risk Taking, and Psychopathy

    • D. 

      Mating Effort, Risk Taking, and Antisociality

  • 2. 
    What are three major paths of offending?
    • A. 

      Risk Taking, Young Male Syndrome, and Psychopathy

    • B. 

      Young Male Syndrome, Competitive Disadvantage, and Psychopathy

    • C. 

      Antisociality, Mating Effort, and Young Male Syndrome

    • D. 

      Psychopathy, Risk Taking, and Competitive Disadvantage

  • 3. 
    Kanazawa believes the underlying factor for crime incidence is
  • 4. 
    Mathematically, Kanazawa showed that the age-sex crime curve is
    • A. 

      The difference between reproductive benefits minus costs

    • B. 

      The difference between costs minus reproductive benefits

  • 5. 
    What did Kanazawa say was a proximate cause?
  • 6. 
    What are the three things that Kanazawa (2003) explains?
    • A. 

      Accounts for majority of crimes, Sex difference, and Intelligence

    • B. 

      Intelligence, Crime Drop, and Sex Difference

    • C. 

      Crime Drop, Accounts for majority of crimes, and Intelligence

    • D. 

      Psychopathy, Intelligence, and Crime Drop

  • 7. 
    What is young male syndrome (2 parts)?
    • A. 

      Accounts for life-course-persistent delinquency and some young men are more likely to compete than others

    • B. 

      Some young men or more likely to compete than others and insanity defense is used in this case

    • C. 

      Young men are likely to accept risk to compete for reproductively relevant goals and more likely to compete than others

    • D. 

      More likely to conduct homocide and more likely to compete with others.

  • 8. 
    What is competitive disadvantage according to evolutionary psychology?
    • A. 

      Those who adopted a long-term high mating effort strategy would have outcompeted those who did not

    • B. 

      Particular traits that are optimal only when they exist as a certain percentage

    • C. 

      An entity, type, syndrome, species, or disease

    • D. 

      A repetitive and persistant pattern of behavior in which the basic rights of others are violated

  • 9. 
    What are some explanations for the crime drop?
  • 10. 
    Those who have a competitive disdvantage begin life with
  • 11. 
    What differs psychopathy from the other two routes to criminal behavior is that it is a
  • 12. 
    Historically, psychopaths were thought to be
    • A. 

      Monsters, demons, and inbred

    • B. 

      Flawed in terms of personality, inbred, and evil

    • C. 

      Evil, witches, and crazy

    • D. 

      Flawed in terms of personality, evil, and satanic

  • 13. 
    Why is Antisocial Personality Disorder (ASPD) NOT psychopathy?
    • A. 

      ASPD is diagnosed as a small child and Psychopathy is diagnosed as an adolescent/adult

    • B. 

      In ASPD the person feels remorse and psychopathy does not

    • C. 

      Psychopathy have average intelligence and ASPD have above average intelligence

    • D. 

      ASPD focuses on criminal aspects and Psychopathy is more about personality

  • 14. 
    What was the first account of psychopathic behaviors called?
  • 15. 
    According to Robert Hare, what were the three psychopathy types?
  • 16. 
    What are some characteristics of a primary psychopath?
  • 17. 
    What are some characteristics of a secondary psychopath?
  • 18. 
    What are characteristics of dyssocial psychopaths?
  • 19. 
    What is Robert Hare most well known for developing?
    • A. 

      Psychopathy Checklist

    • B. 

      VRAG

    • C. 

      MMPI

    • D. 

      Principles of Effective Correctional Programming

  • 20. 
    What is the difference between factor 1 and factor 2 in the psychopathy checklist?
  • 21. 
    Frequency dependent selection is
    • A. 

      A life strategy incorporating maipulative and predatory social interactions

    • B. 

      When selection favors a gene when it is rare, and disfavors it when it becomes more common

    • C. 

      When a person is more likely to commit a crime against another person as opposed to commiting crimes like stealing a bike

    • D. 

      When a person chooses to kill someone genetically related to them

  • 22. 
    What are some aspects of Cloninger's two-threshold model?
  • 23. 
    What was the outcome of the Rice, Harris, & Cormier (1992) study on recidivism rates among psychopaths and nonpsychopaths?
  • 24. 
    What is a taxon?
    • A. 

      The hypothesis that suggests psychopaths are a distinct group or nonarbitrary class

    • B. 

      A categorical distinction in which people can either be psychopaths or nonpsychopaths

    • C. 

      An assessment that predicts recidivism

    • D. 

      The idea that psychopaths result from defective development

  • 25. 
    What was the outcome of the Harris, Rice, & Quinsey (1994) study?