Psychiatric Tests and Criminological Methodologies

It is the visible crime scene actions in particular that can depict an offender’s persona during the time the crime took place. However, at the same time, there is a point that psychological theories help trace offender’s patterns of behavior from the past to present criminal intents. This helps develop categories of different behaviors, which Santilla, et al (2003) details in the gathered researched article. Also, another major detail the research details is that violent crimes normally occur among individuals who have personal contact with one another, and this helps in determining why homicide and other violent acts occur, as well as understanding the personality traits of the offender.
Homicide is one of the most detestable crimes. The occurrence of it use to be confusing and difficult to pinpoint accurately, but due to new and variant methodologies, which follow a systematic criminological approach, it has become more discernible to comprehend the behaviors of an offender by focusing on the actions found at the crime scene itself. In the article being critiqued, the main purpose behind it is to give more understanding into the legal benefits of crime scene action analysis. The article theorizes that by studying thematic crime scene actions. this theory categorizes all the characteristics of the offender into one nice little package. Again, this is the main illustration in the research article by Santilla, et al (2003). It is pointed out that there is a slight difference between this type of theory and psychological&nbsp.theorizations themselves, in regards to trying to understand why someone commits an atrocious criminal act against someone else.&nbsp. Psychological theories individualize characteristics of an offender instead of evaluating all of the individual’s behavior patterns together.&nbsp.&nbsp.&nbsp.