The DSM-IV Summary

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Psychology is the study of the human mind and its functions. It involves finding mental or emotional factors towards a situation or activity of a person or group. Majority of people do not realize that psychology has many branches that extend off to many different disorders or therapies. There are over 300 disorders listed in the DSM-IV. This book contains all known mental and psychological disorders that affect children or adults. DSM-IV stands for Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. The book also lists the names, symptoms, research, and treatments for the disorders. When a person has a disorder, therapies come in aid to understand the individuals and groups. The person in charge of the therapy is called a psychologist,…show more content…
Since psychology is the study of the mind, many researchers spend their time trying to get into the mind of a serial killer. Everyone wants to know what goes through their mind, their methods, their motives, and when they’re committing their next crime. Understanding why they do what they do is critical to apprehending and convicting an offender particularly a serial killer. The cold killer is like a vampire, they feed on human blood for strength. When they torture their victims, they like to extend their suffering which allows them a sense of power over them; they tend to be insecure and scared of rejection. According to Card, they have a belief that, “the power to cause pain is the only power that matters, the power to kill and destroy, because if you can’t kill you are always subject to those who can.” I know that we do not need to have a lot of knowledge to know there is something wrong and different in serial…show more content…
Two police officers approached him and he told them the truth. The police officers went to Jeffery’s place and found all the pictures of his victims and their skulls or genitals. He got arrested and confessed to all killings, however he pleaded not guilty to all charges. He served his time at the Columbia Correctional Institution in Portage, Wisconsin. During his time there, he was attacked two times. The first time he only got superficial wounds and the second time he ended up dying. He died on November 28,

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