The sexual preference hypothesis: deviant sexual preference
Biological? Perhaps it takes place in utero?
Conditioning? Where sexual deviant preference may be a learned behaviour
Refers to what someone is
What is sexual preference?
Why bother with measures of sexual interest?
What are the measures and how do they
What works best?
Deviant sexual preference = disorder?
Can sexual interest change?
The role of sexual fantas
Sex Offenders: Treatment and
Releasing sex offenders: Public Awareness
Likelihood of reoffense
Factors that influence reoffending
Is treatment effective
Public Awareness: What Do
Should the public have acce
Female Serial Killers
Serial Killers in the Media
Media sensationalizes serial killers
movies, books, songs
Media caters to publi
Describe criminal profiling procedure by FBI (step by step name step and
Do you think its accurate
Discuss competing views on the accuracy to support your opinion. need for
Compare/ contrast clinical judgm
Media vs. reality
Mind of a Serial Killer (documentary)
Does it work?
Are profilers better than laypeople?
How is profiling perceived
Major concern to the
Why study psychopathy?
Relation to violence . . .
Measuring psychopathy in subclinical populations
The Psychopath Next Door (documentary)
Powers of intuition
Perils of intuition
The Gift of Fear (De Becker)
What is Intuition?
the essence of intuition or intuitive
responses is that they are reached wi
The Psychology of Violent
Available on SAKAI in .pdf format
This course provides an overview of theoretical
perspectives and empirical research regarding the
psychology of violent predators. T
Aggression and Psychopathy from
an Evolutionary Perspective
Modes/types of aggression/violence
Psychopathy and predatory aggression
Aggression as an adaptation
Psychopathy as an adaptation
Modes of violence
Risk Assessment Statistics
Reading output from SPSS
Prior to statistics
Recidivism: habitual relapse into crime
Effect Size: the degree to which a
phenomenon is present in a popula