Comparing Offender Groups

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Similarly, violent offenders are people who assault their spouses or children, engage in serious fights commits violence within a gang context or indulge in violence during robberies or kill another person (Ware et al, n.d., p.2). Domestic violence offenders are people who commit offenses of domestic assault and cause any serious bodily injury to an intimate partner (Domestic Violence Offender Program Standards, 2008, p.1). Mentally disordered persons often display characteristics such as grandiosity, lack of remorse and other behavior traits such as instability, lack of planning and criminality (Yiend et al, 2013, p.4). …
Sex offenders also manifest symptoms like antisocial lifestyle as well as psychopathic personality apart from high impulsivity, denial, cognitive distortions and emotional distress and the absence of emotional control (Perkins et al, 1998, p.2). Similarly, their behavior will also be characterized by empathy to victims and emotional loneliness, which may be present in the case of mentally disordered as well as violent and domestic violence offenders. On the other hand, they manifest symptoms like sexually deviant arousal, fantasies and pre-occupation, which may not be present in the other categories of offenders (p.2). In the case of violent offenders also, factors such as impulsivity, anti-social attitudes, pro-criminal beliefs, substance abuse etc characterize this type of criminal behavior (Macklin amp. Gilbert, 2011, p.1). Besides, they also manifest a tendency to show disinterest in work, study and other activities (p.1). Violent offenders are major threats to the society as the range of their crime includes homicide and serious assault on other people. On the other hand, domestic violence offenders commit the crimes on their family members including children or intimate partner. Research evidence suggests that domestic violence is usually manifest in adults who experienced physical abuse during their childhood and they may tend to inflict violence on their children and intimate partners (Murrel, Christoff amp. Henning, 2007, p.524). This type of violence is different from all the other three categories as its impacts both in physical and emotional contexts remain confined to the family. Identifying the symptoms and manifestation of criminal tendencies in the offenders will help in monitoring their activities