6 Year Old Criminals? Jennifer L. Ogg Liberty University Developmental Psychology 210 November 7, 2013 The case study presented in this assignment details the tragic event of a 6 year old boy from a small town in Michigan who brought a gun to school and shot his classmate. Should this young child be held responsible for his crime? According to our current legal system, children under 7 are not help responsible for crimes, so legally this child would not be charged for committing a crime. The bigger question is why?
Bud Fox is tried as an adult and sentenced to 61.5 years consecutively in prison including 15 from when he was charged as a juvenile for nonviolent crimes. I feel this sentencing is extremely harsh due to the fact that he is still a minor and his 8th amendment is being violated. Bud Fox was not given a fair trial in my opinion. The judge in this case has let the victims that were impacted by Fox’s fraudulent investment operation play an emotional factor in his sentencing decision. I believe that the victims should be held responsible for making the decision to invest into Fox’s operation.
| |The most important facts are that the husband has a mental illness from his service in the United States Military. The husband was | |captured while performing his duties and was locked in a black coffin like box for about six weeks. This has caused the husband to | |not act his age and any triggers could only make him go back further in age when it comes to his behaviors. Locking up a person | |with this disorder for long periods of time can cause even more damage than serve as a punishment. The husband needs to have | |another form of punishment; however the investigation report may reveal the truth in the case.
After landing you get up brush yourself off and go on with everyday life as if it was a common occurrence. Fraternal Twins Connor Mcmanus (Sean Patrick Flanery), and Murphy Mcmanus (Norman Reedus) spend a night in jail after turning themselves in for the escapade described above. After a very interesting interrogation with homosexual FBI agent Paul Smecker (Willam Dafoe) the brothers decide to spend the night in jail. While in jail they believe they were ordained by god himself to relinquish Boston of crime. They begin their journey at a Russian mob meeting where they singlehandedly slaughter at least seven men.
His mother spent time in jail, she was an excessive drinker, and she often abandoned a young Manson to go out. He was soon placed in public institutions, and beginning at the age of nine, he was caught up in many petty crimes and sent to boys reformatories. Manson was said to do good work at school, but only when he could see there was something in it for him. He showed many sociopathic tendancies as a young child an teen, and a psychiatrist said he would one day become a "fairly slick institutionalised youth". Later in his life, Manson was found to have raped another boy whilst holding a razor to his throat, he spent a good part of the 50s and 60s in prisons.
He goes into detail of the physical, sexual, as well as psychological torment endured by the prisoners which ultimately leads to the early termination of the experiment. Zimbardo then tells of the breakdown of some of the prisoners, which leads to their early release. He gives an outsiders perspective of the horrid torment. He then shares how Milgram too had been altered morally by the situation. Milgram had to terminate the expected two week experiment after six days due to the mental and physical abuse of the prisoners by the guards.
A Clockwork Orange is about one teenage boy named Alex whose goal in life was to mainly cause trouble. He was in a “gang”, so to say, with his three other friends and they would go around either create adultery by raping women in their homes or going to the local stores and wrecking up the place. When Alex was finally stabbed in the back by his so called “friends” he was sent to jail for murdering a woman. While spending time in jail he learned of a therapy technique that was looking for candidates for testing and would initially take time off the prison sentence for participating. Alex was initially chosen and soon learned that this “therapy” was more like torture and he was forced to watch countless hours of gruesome crimes, some that he committed himself.
Serial killers usually have a traumatic childhood, so it must be apparent that something went tremendously wrong with Aileen as a child that led her to be a psychotic serial killer. One of the main reasons that Aileen Wuornos became a serial killer was due to her upbringing. Her mother abandoned her very early in her childhood and her father was a convicted pedophile who eventually committed suicide in prison. One could only assume that she was adopted by close family members or a foster child. Another disturbing revelation about her childhood was that Aileen had sexual relations at a young age, but with her brother Keith.
09/07/2012 Stanford Prison Experiment Zimbardo’s prisoner-guard experiment is where a group of young men were rounded up by the police department and taken to a mock jail in Stanford university (Alexander, 2001). They were treated exactly like real prisoners would have been treated: sprayed for lice, strip searched and locked up with chains round their ankles (Alexander, 2001). There were men who were chosen to play the guards and they were given the authority to dictate 24-hours a day rules and soon turned to humiliating the prisoners to break their will (Alexander, 2001). “‘In a few days, the role dominated the person,’ Zimbardo -- now president-elect of the American Psychological Association -- recalled. ‘They became guards and prisoners.’ So disturbing was the transformation that Zimbardo ordered the experiment abruptly ended,” (Alexander, 2001).
The marriage ended abruptly and Gandy and Dutroux separated in the early 1980’s because of Dutroux’s affair with his, soon to be second wife, Michelle Martin (Montaldo). Dutroux and Martin bought at least seven houses with money earned from “dealing drugs, stealing luxury cars, and mugging innocent people” and used three of them for torturing young girls (Smith). In one of Marc’s homes, he built a dungeon type room in the basement to keep the girls in. The dungeon was sound proof so no one could hear the girls if they cried out for help and the room was exceptionally hard to find because it was hidden behind “A heavy door lined with shelving.” The compartment was “Seven feet long, less than three feet wide and five feet high” (Presse). Dutroux committed numerous crimes in his lifetime.