Criminal Psychology - Chapter 7 se

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Unformatted text preview: Criminal Psychology Criminal Psychology Chapter 7 Chapter 7 “ “ Syndrome Evidence” Syndrome Evidence” Talbot Talbot Kellogg Community College Kellogg Community College What is a Syndrome? What is a Syndrome? Definition: Definition: Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) Battered Woman Syndrome (BWS) Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS) Rape Trauma Syndrome (RTS) The Battered Woman Syndrome Definition: Components of BWS Learned Helplessness Lowered self-esteem Impaired functioning Loss of the assumption of invulnerability, optimistic outcome, and safety Fear and Terror Anger/ Rage Diminished Alternatives The cycle of abuse Hypervigilance Increased tolerance for cognitive consistency. BWS or PTSD? Is it the same thing? Is it different? What does the text imply? BWS in the courts Battered woman who kill....
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This note was uploaded on 07/25/2008 for the course PSY 3380 taught by Professor Riley during the Spring '08 term at Baylor.

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