Criminology : Types Of Criminal Personality

1362 WordsFeb 19, 20166 Pages
Criminology: Different Crimes Criminology: What is criminal personality? The term personality is used to define and describe the temperament and emotional attributes of a person. (S. Jones 2016). These behaviors are consistent and influence a person’s behavior so that a person may be compelled to act in the manner almost daily. The term criminal personality means a person who is of the nature to commit crime due to their temperament, ways of thinking, feeling and acting. In this paper there will be various examples and criminal personality. Criminology: Two Theories of Criminal Personality Freud’s Psychodynamic theory is made up of 3 components: the I.D., Ego, and Superego. Freud believed that if a person has unresolved conflicts between the I.D. and the Superego, the end result would be crime. Freud understood this was lack of emotional stability, disturbed childhood and or lack of emotional development. The second theory is John Bowlby’s theory of maternal deprivation. Bowlby believed that children that have not bonded would show a lack of empathy for others, isolation and antisocial behaviors. The third theory evaluated is Hans J. Eysenck’s trait theory of Extroversion and Introversion that break down types of personality. Freud’s Psychodynamic Theory Freud believed peoples mental functions stem from the unconscious mind. These mental functions are repressed experiences will denote the submerged part of the iceberg. They are also described as mental inner conflict
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