We have all heard the names Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer. Most of us even know the specific crimes they committed. Dahmer, a cannibalistic serial killer of seventeen men, and Bundy, a kidnapping, rapist necrophiliac who ultimately admitted to thirty homicides before his execution. Anyone you ask may have varying labels for these men or anyone who commits these types of crimes, they may vary from pure evil, to psychopath, and even some may be empathetic saying that these people were merely sick, misguided or even abused. However there are a group of maladaptive behaviors that both of these men, and other like them, presented with throughout varying stages in their lives. Although it is important to note that while individuals of this nature who commit these crimes all show symptoms of these behaviors/disorders, not everyone with these disorders go on to be these type of criminals, or criminals at all. The first disorder that would present earliest in life is known as Oppositional Defiant Disorder. This diagnosis is generally reserved for children. With this disorder the individual would, as its title reveal, be defiant towards adults, hostile, argumentative, and in the earliest stages, throw severe 'temper tantrums'. It is normal for children at a certain developmental stage to exhibit some defiance towards their parents or adults, as well as have temper tantrums so this is not to say that every defiant two year old you come across will grow up to be Ted Bundy. It is when these symptoms are excessive and long lasting, that it can be a cause for concern. With disorder being so early in life, there is a good chance it can be addressed, and not turn into a more serious issue such as Conduct Disorder. The reason being, children with ODD tend to by rejected by their peers, due to their aggressive and purposely annoying behaviors. Should this happen, these children would lack basic social skills for a healthy development. The prognosis for one with Oppositional Defiant Disorder can be positive, although with mitigating factors such as inconsistent parenting, and dysfunction in the home, it can certainly lead to criminal behavior later in life. As aforementioned, ODD is a precursor to a more serious behavioral disorder known as Conduct Disorder. This diagnosis is given to children and teens mostly. Anyone who has ever seen the neighborhood kid kick a dog, or be cruel to an animal can be heard saying, "That's how serial killers start off." In reality this is not a far off assessment. Individuals with Conduct Disorder are very aggressive. They are often times bullies who have a general lack of remorse or guilt for their hurtful and destructive actions. These symptoms are long lasting and are always with the intent of violating others. Young adults with this disorder are also commonly destructive to property by way of arson and vandalism. Also, they are habitual liars who often steal, break into vehicles, engage in sexual activity at a young age, and may ultimately drop out of school. Under the Moffitt Theory, these individuals could be either Life Course Persistent Offenders (LCP) who continue this behavior across all stages of life, or they may be Adolescent-Limited Offenders (ALs), who are quick to learn that if they stay on this path, they have a lot to lose. The majority of these offenses can be considered Status Offenses,…
Conduct Review Paper
The standards set forth for the University Village are put in place to ensure a healthy and safe community for college students to live and strive comfortably and successfully. These standards are issued by the government and therefore are considered state law. Many of them have been well thought out and put in place for specific purposes. The state holds hearings and introduces bills into the state government and in order for the bill to pass it must…
AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
July 07, 2014
The AICPA Code of Professional Conduct principles are considered the foundation of ethical reasoning in accounting because it creates a framework to guide the performance of an accountant’s professional responsibilities and places accountability to accountants to have unyielding commitment to act ethically at all times. The code of conduct serves many purposes but there are three…
A Little Observation or Research on The Code of Conduct of a Company
I was doing a little research on Codes of Conduct of a few companies and I found The Body Shop really interesting. I just thought of blogging it today.
Anita Roddick founded The Body Shop in 1976 in Brighton on the South coast of England. Currently there are 2,500 stores in over 60 countries with around 1,200 products. 124 new stores were opened in the year 2008. The Body Shop became a part of L’Oreal group in 2006.
CheckPoint: Stress Disorders
Life in itself is very stressful, every individual deals with it in a different way. For example what might cause stress and grieve on one person may not cause the same stress on another. Everyone goes through frustrations, demands, and hassles, not all of the stress is bad, for example it might motivate some people to do the best they can and see for themselves that they are strong enough to overcome whatever comes their way. Stress is a normal response…
The way we work
Our global code of business conduct
Rio Tinto The way we work
Rio Tinto is a world leader in finding, mining and processing the Earth’s mineral resources.
The Group combines Rio Tinto plc, a public company listed on the London and New York stock
exchanges, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
We aim to operate as a seamless organisation that maximises the benefits of standard…
Conduct An Area Canvas Plan
SGT Army National Guard
Conduct an Area Canvass Plan
In the following paragraphs I will document how I plan to conduct an area canvass plan. I will detail the data of my assigned zip code, to include demographics, population, employer data, historical data, market share, schools, and key lead generating areas. I will detail my strategy to Canvas the area and also my strategy on how to follow up on the leads generated. Finally I will outline my strategy…
assures the security, availability, and integrity of their customers’ information. Their values are innovation, action, customer-driven and trust.
Their ethics and integrity are the building blocks of their business success. Symantics Code of Conduct aligns their business practices and policies with their values and provides a foundation for good governance. Their code is divided into six major areas, fir first being respect in the Work Environment and in the Community via fair employment practices…
Preparing to Conduct Business Research: Part 1
Guy Powell, Narima Inshan, and Sarah Green
December 8th, 2014
Preparing to Conduct Business Research: Part 1
A crucial issue in any business is safety. If something or someone jeopardizes the safety and stability of a company or organization, proper research should be done to see that this threat does not re-occur (Cooper & Schindler, 2014). When an organization asks its employees for ideas on how to fix the situation, the last…
What Causes Bipolar Disorder?
There is no single cause for bipolar disorder. Indeed, like all psychological disorders, bipolar disorder is a complex condition with multiple contributing factors, including:
Genetic: Bipolar disorder tends to run in families, so researchers believe there is a genetic predisposition for the disorder. Scientists also are exploring the presence of abnormalities on specific genes.
Biological: Researchers believe that some neurotransmitters, including…
Preparing to Conduct Business Research: Part III
The dilemma facing XYZ Employment is the cost of providing Workman’s Compensation Insurance and the costly nature of its claims. All companies that have employee require this costly, yet necessary standard. It is provided to protect hard working employees in difficult circumstances. While most times it is a legitimate claim, fraud does occur. XYZ would like to eliminate the preventable claims and fraudulent collections. XYZ is making all efforts…