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discuss different approaches to the study of psychology and show their relevance to the understanding of offending behaviour

March 24, 2016 | Author: | Posted in accounting, mathematics and economics

– Robert Thompson , who as a 10 yr old participated with Jon Venables in the killing of 3 yr old Jamie Bulger . All of the approaches described above can be used in the analysis of the following information . Born of an abusive father and an alcoholic mother , he had five older brothers who assaulted him . His father left the family after viciously assaulting his mother . Reminiscent of William Golding ‘s novel The Lord of the Flies , the older brothers bullied the younger into submission . Robert did try to be a good son and would [banner_entry_middle]

help his mother in the kitchen and babysitting the younger ones , trying to provide support . Robert was not aggressive as much as sly . He skipped school but when he did attend he was not considered a troublemaker . Teachers thought he was shy and quiet , yet manipulative of others , and didn ‘t expect much from him . Other kids avoided him (Courtroom Television Network , 2005

Sometimes he talked tough , trying to act the role of a Thompson , but he was not considered violent or aggressive . He roamed the streets of Walton at 1 a .m . His mother Ann sometimes hid his shoes to keep him home

Unfortunately , Robert ‘s abuse at the hands of his older brothers began to repeat in his treatment of his younger brother . He intimidated his younger brother , but they shared a strange bond . At night , they would lie in bed together , sucking one another ‘s thumb (During the course of Robert ‘s trial Ryan began exhibiting disturbing behavior . He wet his bed regularly , set fires in his room , and gained weight . He seemed jealous of the attention Robert received and his mother was fearful that he would do something equally horrible to get the same treatment

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