Mental Disorder And Conflict Theory

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People in the world can choose to do right or wrong. Most of the population would choose to do things that are right. There is that percentage of the population however that choose to do bad things. Having a mental disorder can sometimes impair someone 's judgment about an act that they are going to partake in. Does having a mental disorder make serial killers want to kill more? The conflict theory might be the best way to explain the expected outcomes and research question as it tells about how serial killers and mental disorder do nothing but make society more negative as the days go on. People who kill are usually not classified as having a mental disorder. If they were found to have a mental disorder then, when they would get to trial …show more content…
“Psychiatrist Richard Kraus supports Norri 's and Raine 's research that individuals that suffer from brain abnormalities as a result of an injury or genetic defect will be more inclined to display violent behavior” (Anderson 1999: 34-35). There was a case where a person had only become a serial killer, because they had multiple head traumas when they were younger. One could see why some kind of head trauma would make a person act differently, as it could effect the way a person sees the world. Before their head trauma, they could see the world as a bright place where nothing could go wrong. Then they could have an accident that made them get the head trauma and their world gets turned upside down. They could have some days where everything thing is fine and their world is bright. The other days they could see their world as a terrible and dark place where there is nothing going on that is right. They might, after the head trauma, believe that people around them are up to no good and the only thing that they can do to save themselves is to get rid of the other people. This is when the person with the head trauma will possibly start to become a killer. Now, they were never like this before their accident, they have good family history, no mental disorders at all, but with some kind of accident their whole world changed …show more content…
“Overall, mental illness should primarily be diagnosed so that patients can obtain optimal treatment. A secondary aim should be to safeguard society against dangerous individuals” (Hesse, 2010: 2). Disorders should be taken care of to make sure that nothing bad happens, whether it be pills or counseling or both. Though, with serial killers if they do have a mental disorder, they usually will not get help and they are laying with their thoughts, until they basically explode. This is a reason why if there are people out in the world with mental disorders, that they should get help, since they could turn all the things in their head into actions that hurt other people. This would keep society safe, since the people that would be serial killers would get the help that they need before anything bad happens that would change the society that they live

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