UNT PSYC 3530 - Critical Thought Essay #1 - Child Trait (3 pages)

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Critical Thought Essay #1 - Child Trait

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University of North Texas
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Psyc 3530 - Psy of Offender

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Taylor Metelits Carter PSYC 3530 Psychology of the Offender September 13 2014 Critical Thought Essay 1 Michael Metelits doesn t have many striking similarities to Ted Bundy Charles Manson or Martha Stewart other than one trait the aforementioned have all violated the law Michael is an eighteen year old white male who grew up in a well provided for family in a suburban neighborhood in northeast Houston In Kingwood Michael never experienced the trauma of divorce or poverty His IQ is average if not above Why then between the ages of fourteen and eighteen has Michael had 6 arrests This essay will serve as an attempt at explaining the criminal behavior of Michael Metelits according to various widely accepted theories of crime focusing on the psychological aspect Michael has one sibling a twenty one year old sister who is currently attending college He currently lives with his parents as he is beginning his first year in college at a local community college by the name of Lone Star College System Kingwood His parents Brian and Teresa have been happily married for twenty three years His grandmother LaVern lives minutes away from his parents house and has maintained a close relationship with Michael and his family for years At a glance one would assume that Michael would have been expected to have a much more positive outcome as a now adult in contrast to what reality presents There aren t many biological precursors that could be considered other than the possibility of elevated testosterone Considering any psychological predispositions that Michael may be subject to includes that of the following impulsivity lower conscience development and psychopathic characteristics grandiose sense of selfworth pathological lying manipulative behavior failure to accept responsibility juvenile delinquency and poor behavior controls and irresponsibility Environmental factors that are were present in Michael s life would be the presence of familial substance abuse Michael s maternal



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