Why Some Criminals Act On Their Impulses The Way They Do

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The third study that was done, is a study that extends the idea of helping to learn why some criminals act on their impulses the way they do. The third study is a research done on the mindsets of criminal’s not only in a community or prison setting, but instead that of one hundred and twenty two inmates that have been diagnosed with mental illnesses. The name of this article is “Criminal Thinking Styles Among People With Serious Mental Illness in Jail” and the major focus of this research was to further the knowledge about the amount of people in not only prisons but jails who have been diagnosed with a severe mental illness and what makes their thinking different from those who are also in jail but were not diagnosed with a mental…show more content…
Then there is a system called the PICTS and it is used by allowing the participants to go through eighty different statements and choose whether they agree or disagree with that statement and based off of the results from the responses the experts are able to determine out of the up to thirteen different thought patterns that are associated with criminal behavior based off of the four point per question scale, being that the higher the score they higher the thoughts associated with criminal behavior is. The results are based off of a T score which are scores based on the normal responses to the questions for each genders and then for the inmates a percent of elevation is given to both men and women in each of the thirteen categories. The results are as follows for the percentage above normal for the 100 participants in the eight thinking style scales which will be the first number and the 22 women which will be the second. Mollification which is a 39 percent increase for men and 18 percent increase for women, cutoff which is a 69 percent increase for men and 36 percent increase for women, entitlement which is a 35 percent increase for men and 23 percent for women, power orientation is a 41 percent increase for men and 23 percent for women, sentimentality is the lowest at a 37 percent increase for men and 18 percent for women, super optimism is a 42 percent increase for men and 14 percent for women, cognitive indolence is a 61
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