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  • 1. 

    Alcohol, drugs and sexual perversion are a common denominator of the violent sociopath.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The statement suggests that alcohol, drugs, and sexual perversion are common traits among all violent sociopaths. However, this is not entirely accurate. While some violent sociopaths may engage in these behaviors, it is not a universal characteristic. There are numerous factors that can contribute to violent behavior, and not all sociopaths exhibit the same patterns of behavior. Therefore, the statement is false.

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  • 2. 

    Psychological profiling of a serial killer includes:  (Select five)

    • A.

      The majority of serial murderers are white males in their 30s and 40s.

    • B.

      They tend to come from dysfunctional families.

    • C.

      Serial killers have a tendency to be employed in jobs that are below their capabilities.

    • D.

      Serial killers will often suffer from some form of illness or disability.

    • E.

      Stress can on occasion be the reason why a serial killer starts to kill.

    • F.

      They tend to take increasing risks with each murder, becoming more and more confident that they will not be caught.

    Correct Answer(s)
    B. They tend to come from dysfunctional families.
    C. Serial killers have a tendency to be employed in jobs that are below their capabilities.
    D. Serial killers will often suffer from some form of illness or disability.
    E. Stress can on occasion be the reason why a serial killer starts to kill.
    F. They tend to take increasing risks with each murder, becoming more and more confident that they will not be caught.
    Explanation
    Psychological profiling of a serial killer suggests that they tend to come from dysfunctional families, have a tendency to be employed in jobs that are below their capabilities, often suffer from some form of illness or disability, may start killing due to stress, and take increasing risks with each murder, becoming more confident in not being caught.

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  • 3. 

    When viewing the different types of rapists, it’s important to understand the reasoning behind what they do.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Understanding the reasoning behind the actions of different types of rapists is indeed important. By gaining insight into their motivations, patterns, and behaviors, society can develop more effective prevention strategies, support systems for survivors, and rehabilitation programs for offenders. This understanding can also help in identifying potential warning signs and intervening early to prevent future incidents.

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  • 4. 

    ______ is one who claims to hear voices or a voice, which will instruct them to kill.

    • A.

      The Missionary Serial Killer

    • B.

      The Visionary Serial Killer

    • C.

      The Thrill Killer

    Correct Answer
    B. The Visionary Serial Killer
    Explanation
    A visionary serial killer is one who claims to hear voices or a voice instructing them to kill. This term is often used to describe individuals who believe they have a special connection or communication with a higher power or supernatural entity, leading them to commit acts of violence. These individuals may see themselves as carrying out a divine mission or following the instructions of a higher authority. The term "visionary" implies that they have a unique perception or insight that guides their actions, in this case, towards murder.

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  • 5. 

    Serial killers have often been victims of sexual or physical abuse during childhood; this normally has included members of their own family or family friends, and not strangers.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Many serial killers have experienced sexual or physical abuse during their childhood, often perpetrated by family members or close family friends. This traumatic experience can contribute to their development of violent tendencies and a distorted view of relationships. The statement suggests that the majority of serial killers have a history of abuse within their own family, rather than being victimized by strangers. Therefore, the answer is true.

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  • 6. 

    When studying victims, the following is considered: (Select four)

    • A.

      Physical traits

    • B.

      Marital status

    • C.

      Personal lifestyle

    • D.

      Education

    • E.

      Sleeping habits

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Physical traits
    B. Marital status
    C. Personal lifestyle
    D. Education
    Explanation
    When studying victims, four factors are considered: physical traits, marital status, personal lifestyle, and education. These factors help researchers understand the demographics and characteristics of victims, which can provide valuable insights into patterns and trends related to victimization. Physical traits can include age, gender, and appearance, while marital status can provide information about the victim's social support system. Personal lifestyle and education can shed light on the victim's daily routines, habits, and socioeconomic background. By examining these factors, researchers can better understand the factors that contribute to victimization and develop effective prevention and intervention strategies.

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