Criminal Traits Manifested By Substance Abuse

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CRIMINAL TRAITS MANIFESTED BY SUSBSTANCE ABUSE 2 Table of Contents Introduction………………………………………………………………………………………..3 Theoretical Underpinning of the Criminal Behavior and Substance Abuse Relationship………...4 Criminal Traits Manifested By Substance Abuse…………………………………………………5 Fighting………………………………………………………………………………...5 Theft, Robbery, and Burglary…………………………………………………………..6 Lying…………………………………………………………………………………...6 Denial and Transference of Blame…………………………………………………….7 Sexual Assault………………………………………………………………………….7 Conclusion………………………………………………………………………………………...8 References…………………………………………………………………………………………9
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CRIMINAL TRAITS MANIFESTED BY SUSBSTANCE ABUSE 3 Criminal Traits Manifested By Substance Abuse Introduction Knowledge on the existence of an empirical relationship between criminal traits and drug use is not new in the justice and health departments. There exists a very profound relationship between substance abuse and criminal activity. However, the relationship between the two is complicated and multidimensional making it equally hard for law-enforcement officers, policy-makers, scientists, and the larger public society to address. Interestingly, though disappointing at the same time, criminal behavior at times leads to substance abuse and vice-versa. This paper focuses on one side of this association: the criminal traits manifested by drug or substance abuse. But in order to appropriately explore these traits, the paper will commence by examining some theoretical underpinnings expounding on how substance abuse act as causal factors to criminal traits. In this light, therefore, this paper examines the criminal traits manifested by substance abuse but beginnings by providing a theoretical backdrop.
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CRIMINAL TRAITS MANIFESTED BY SUSBSTANCE ABUSE 4 Theoretical Underpinning of the Criminal Behavior and Substance Abuse Relationship According to the psychopharmacological model, the chemical properties in drugs interact with the human organism producing very specific behavioral outcomes. More specifically, the effects of intoxication such as attention deficits, neurochemical changes, cognitive-perceptual distortions, and bad judgment all interact to cause criminal behavior. In the same light, chronic intoxication due to factors like withdrawal, impairment of neuropsychological functioning, sleep deprivation, enhancement of psychopathologic personality
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