Profiling of criminals under the influence of substance abuse:A judicial role in forensic psychological investigation
Shivani kachhiya, Pravesh Charan isai
Criminal Profiling, Substance Abuse, Criminal Behavior Pattern, Judicial Role, NDPS Act etc.
The term substance abuse refers to intake of substances such as alcohol, various types of drugs, like amphetamines, opioids, LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide), nicotine, cocaine, phencyclidine and sedatives, hypnotics or anxiolytics. The use of toxins, drugs may occur in environmental, social, situational, and cultural context that influence the potential for violent outcomes. Different substance affect individually differently on basis of their history, physiology, psychology, gender and other cultural factors which is somehow related to individual’s past life events. The concept of Criminal Profiling is one such reliable domain which we can rely & get the accurate results in terms of Behaviorism pattern of any individual & also we can differentiate whether we should categorize the same individual in sounded mind person or unsounded mind person. Addiction to drugs & alcohol the person might get end up in commission of the violent crime specifically, not only that it also impacts individual’s neuropsychological functions as well. In this research study will be focusing more on the profiling part of those individual who is getting indulge into the substance abuse as it’ll give us clear cut picture of individual’s behavioral pattern i.e. “Criminal Behavior Pattern” . Through profiling, targeting only one specific domain i.e. Substance abuse it is focusing in many other sets of sub domains like biological functions, central nervous system (CNS) and many more. It will provide a new pathway towards the investigating approach. Symptoms like rapid heartbeat, paranoia, nausea, hallucinations and other disturbing sensations the individuals has little control over which lead them to commit the violent form of crime. As far as legal domain is concerned the treating drug involved offenders provides a unique opportunity to decrease substance abuse and to reduce associated criminal behavior. Emerging Neurocognitive trends has the potential to transform traditional sanctions oriented public safety approaches by providing new therapeutic strategies against addiction that could be used in criminal justice system. In future, if it is implemented in Criminal justice system it would help improve public health & reduce
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Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 8, Issue 10

Page(s): 582 - 587
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