Criminal danger: keys and concepts to assess it

Criminal danger: keys and concepts to assess it

Nowadays, it is not uncommon to hear the term “danger” often in the news, on the radio and in other media, especially when it comes to criminal matters. “High Risk Criminal”, “Medium Danger Prison” and other concepts and terms are examples of how we understand this terminology day to day, to the point where we …

Profile of the psychological abuser: 21 common traits

Profile of the psychological abuser: 21 common traits

Unfortunately, bullying is a phenomenon that can occur in interpersonal relationships, whether as a partner, in family or between classmates (bullying) or at work (mobbing). A very common form, and less visible than physical violence, is psychological violence. In this article we will review the characteristics of a psychological aggressor. Psychological violence causes serious mental …

Profile of the perpetrator of gender violence, in 12 shots

Profile of the perpetrator of gender violence, in 12 shots

Despite relatively gradual progress in the pursuit of equal rights for all members of society, gender-based violence remains a frequent problem in our society today. Psychology has tried to work both on the victim and on the social environment and even on the abuser. In the latter case, an attempt was made establish a typical …

The psychological profile of the killer, in 6 typical features

The psychological profile of the killer, in 6 typical features

Murder is one of the most serious crimes a human being can commit, and yet one of the oldest. From prehistoric times to the present day, cases have been found of people who decided to end the lives of other people in a premeditated way. In fact, remains of massacres from over 9,000 years ago …

Psychological profile of the animal abuser, in 7 planes

Psychological profile of the animal abuser, in 7 planes

Animal abuse is a phenomenon that exists quite frequently in our society, as one only needs to take a look at social media to realize that many people injure, torture and inflict pain on helpless animals. And although many people are outraged by this type of behavior, this cruelty to animals is not always condemned …

Psychological profile of the pedophile: 8 traits and attitudes in common

Psychological profile of the pedophile: 8 traits and attitudes in common

It is not uncommon for information to be published from time to time in the media concerning cases in which one or more adults have been detained for pedophilia or for aspects relating to the practice of sexual activities with minors. It is a phenomenon that is not so isolated: it is estimated that between …

The typical psychological profile of the terrorist

The typical psychological profile of the terrorist

Every time there is a terrorist attack everyone asks the same question: “How could they do such a thing?” Is it necessary to have some kind of psychopathology to perform such acts? What profile do these people have? How is someone capable of losing their life for an ideal? The factor of the terrorists’ apparent …

Psychological profile of the rapist: 12 common traits

Psychological profile of the rapist: 12 common traits

In February 2015, a young student was murdered in Turkey after resisting sexual assault. His body was found burned. Not long ago there was a wave of rapes of minors in India, many of whom later appeared dead. In different African countries, many women are raped with the intention of transmitting the fear of the …

What is forensic expertise in psychology?

What is forensic expertise in psychology?

The need for collaboration between law and psychology for the proper functioning of the judicial system is becoming increasingly evident. Psychology and law have in common their object of intervention, which is none other than the conduct of the person. In reality, Psychology is an “ally” of law, Since facing questions of the psychology of …

The polygraph: does the lie detector really work?

The polygraph: does the lie detector really work?

The polygraph, commonly known as a lie detector, Has been part of our company since its inception in the late 1930s and in the hands of John Augustus Anderson and Leonarde Keeler, its inventors. When this machine first began to be used, many experts in the field asked themselves the same questions that even in …

Why does a woman forgive a man who mistreats her?

Why does a woman forgive a man who mistreats her?

Do youHow can many battered women forgive their abuser? again and again? This question has multiple answers, most of them already being extensively studied in psychology, sociology and other disciplines. The reason is deeply linked to the education received by women throughout history, to the secondary role imposed by society over the years and to …

Why can some children kill?

Why can some children kill?

16-year-old José Rabadán killed his parents and his mentally disabled sister with a katana because he believed that this way he could calm his life. Rachel and Iria, aged 17 and 16, killed a classmate because they wanted to know what it was like to kill and make themselves known. Javier Rosado, 21, with a …

Psychopathic traits in the human figure test

Psychopathic traits in the human figure test

the projective test they are one of the psychodiagnostic tools that most clinical psychotherapists use. The basis of this is based on the fact that when writing drawing or speaking, we subconsciously project different aspects of our personality, our conflicts and even our aspirations. Usually these tests have a psychoanalytic basis, because as will be …

25 questions about gender-based violence to spot abuse

25 questions about gender-based violence to spot abuse

Gender-based violence and domestic violence they remain to this day a social problem to be taken into account. Several people are attacked in different ways or even murdered for reasons such as gender stereotypes or belonging to a particular sex. But in many cases, people who experience this type of abuse do not dare to …

Prevent and detect child sexual abuse in time

Prevent and detect child sexual abuse in time

According to the WHO, one in five adult women and one in 13 adult men report being sexually abused as children. OECD data from 2014 shows that among participating countries, Mexico ranks first in sexual abuse and homicide among children under the age of 14. The most alarming thing is that only 30% of sexual …

Criminal psychology: characteristics and objectives of this applied science

Criminal psychology: characteristics and objectives of this applied science

Criminal psychology it is a branch of psychology that focuses on studying the criminal process, explaining it, understanding how and why it happened, and thus trying to prevent it. The history of this discipline is very long and the theories and fields of application of it are many and varied. Below, we’ll learn more about …

Criminal Psychology: What Does a Serial Killer Look Like?

Criminal Psychology: What Does a Serial Killer Look Like?

Serial killer psychology, criminal psychology Perhaps because of the alarm it generates, its harshness, or the intellectual challenge that its study demands, serial murders have been one of the main foundations of the study of forensic psychiatry since the advent of forensic psychiatry. To date, it has not been possible to definitively establish what the …

Legal psychology: the point of union between psychology and law

Legal psychology: the point of union between psychology and law

Psychology and law share an important similarity; both are human and social sciences and share their object of study and the same field of intervention, human behavior. But this link goes even further. Psychology in the legal field The object of the study of psychology are the characteristics of human conduct, on the other hand …

Expert psychology in the workplace: what is it and what is it for

Expert psychology in the workplace: what is it and what is it for

In the many fields of forensic psychology, the work is one of the most flourishing of recent years. In this article we will explore the main casuistry that this branch of legal psychology finds in the world of organizations. Expert psychology in the workplace: characteristics and functions Psychology is more and more present in our …

Expert psychology at the forensic clinic

Expert psychology at the forensic clinic

Forensic psychology has scope in different scenarios of the forensic world, and the forensic clinic is one of the most important. In this sense, we will try to clarify the main issues surrounding this branch of psychology. We will review the different types of actions that may be required of the expert psychologist in this …

What is expert psychology in prison supervision courts?

What is expert psychology in prison supervision courts?

The forensic psychologist can act in many spheres of the judicial world, and one of them is the prison supervision courts.. Through this article we will try to clarify what is the task of this professional in this specific area, reviewing the different types of situation that can arise and what are the general lines …

Psychopaths: 10 Myths About the Psychopathic Personality

Psychopaths: 10 Myths About the Psychopathic Personality

Penetrating gaze, serious demeanor, superb intelligence, neat attire, perverse thoughts and bloodthirsty goals. This is how we always paint movies and series psychopaths. Before continuing to read this article, I invite you to familiarize yourself with the subject of psychopathy in depth. I leave a link below: “Psychopathy: What’s on the mind of the psychopath?” …

Psychopathy: what goes on in the mind of the psychopath?

Psychopathy: what goes on in the mind of the psychopath?

what is a psychopath? In his book “Antisocial Personalities” (1994), David Lykken explores psychopathic and sociopathic personalities, their different subtypes and the role played by personal and socializing factors involved in the genesis of violence. the criminals. Throughout this work it becomes clear what is for him one of the most decisive elements of the …

Violence prevention: resources for vocational training

Violence prevention: resources for vocational training

It’s you. Ready, as a professional, to take care of an adult pedophile who asks you for help in your consultation and assures you that you have not committed any sexual abuse? What if the question in consultation was some sort of next? -My son is accused of obtaining child pornography material from the internet …

“The Devil’s Alphabet”: the new and dangerous viral game

"The Devil's Alphabet": the new and dangerous viral game

The behavior of young people is often misunderstood by adults because they are generally more likely to take risks or engage in risky and daring behaviors. In recent months, the behavior of some adolescents has raised alarms in several countries following the horrific game called “Blue Whale”, which some media report this would have been …