Neurobiology Criminal Minds

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The Neurobiology of Criminal Minds It has been said in numerous works of literature that criminals and police officers have very similar thought processes. That is why a mental examine is required before a police officer officially become a cop. A lot of times a prospective cop would be rejected because their mental examine did not pass. It would not necessarily mean that that person would one day become a criminal, but it would help prove that cops and criminals are very alike. To an untrained eye, it seems as though the fundamental difference would be that cops are “good guys” and criminals are “bad guys”. But with a further look, the differences are much more complicated. A lot of the time, criminal behavior could be triggered by an…show more content…
The components criminals usually lack include a different magnitude or ratio between activities of central dopamine and serotonin. Non-criminals vary greatly from criminals with the activities of central dopamine and serotonin. For the criminals, this in-balance throws the brain out of whack. Meloy and Fisher hypothesized that this was one of the main contributions to the neurobiology of a stalker. These chemicals, at the level that they exist in stalkers, can increase the desire for a stalker to stalk his/her “prey”. The interesting about this, though, is that it does not consistently give the stalker the urge to obtain the person that is being stalked. Sometimes, it is just a certain rush that they get from following their “prey” around and watching their every move. It gives them a place to deposit all of their insecurities, and make them feel as though they are more than just themselves. Their ideas and thoughts are obviously tainted with inaccuracies, and often times the stalker will recognize this. But that does not stop the stalker, from pursuing the thing that gives them that real rush they strive for. Again, all of this can be derived from the unbalanced ratio of dopamine and serotonin in a stalkers body. Two main emotions that the majority of stalkers possess are anger and jealousy, both of which are magnified due to the uncommon…show more content…
Some “Thoughts on the Neurobiology of Stalking ”,“ The Limited role of Neuroimaging in Determining Criminal Liability ”,“ Post-Mortem Forensic Nueroimaging and the fourth one help prove that the said statement is true. Through many extensive tests, examples, discoveries, and research, it is now believed that there are definitely chemical in-balances that exist in criminals that contribute to their actions. This further exemplifies the difference between “cops and robbers”. It seems as though cops and criminals might not be as alike as previous
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