Application: Treatment of Offenders With Psychological Factors
While the treatment of criminal offenders is often considered a solution to behavioral misconduct, it is not a straightforward solution or process. Many criminals re-offend even after treatment, further increasing the difficulty in reducing criminal activity. In order to increase the effectiveness of treatment, it is helpful to understand the psychological factors associated with criminal behavior. For instance, offenders with impulsivity may benefit from different treatments than offenders with explosive tempers. Offenders with psychopathy may be relatively resistant to any type of treatment.
For this Assignment, consider psychological factors and criminal behavior. Then consider how these factors might influence the treatment of offenders.
The Assignment (2 pages)
- Describe three psychological factors associated with criminal behavior.
- Explain how these factors might influence the treatment of offenders.
- Explain how the knowledge of psychological factors might contribute to the effectiveness or ineffectiveness of the treatment of offenders.
Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. Provide a reference list for all resources, including any you used from the Learning Resources for this course.
Treatment of Offenders with Psychological Factors Name Institutional Affiliation Treatment of Offenders with Psychological Factors Criminal activities are associated with three factors, namely the psychological, biological and social factors. Research shows that the psychological state of individuals affects their biology. The relationship between crime and medical disorders is complex, and the disorders constitute a major cause of crimes. People who experience hallucinations and delusions are more likely to engage in criminal activities. Mental illness such as schizophrenia is also linked to crimes and violence. The personality, cognitive ability and impulse control ab