Thursday, May 29, 2003

The gatekeeper to the roll of abnormality? Test probes minds of psychopaths

Scientists say they have adapted a standard psychological test that detects underlying prejudices to delve into the minds of psychopathic murderers.

Next thing you know they'll want you to pay them soothsayer tax.

Serial killers they say can be adept at lying and deception and may turn on the charm to confuse their interrogators

Sound familiar? Certainly not unlike some politicians that I know about.

[War criminal Prime Minister John Howard the serial killer certainly fits into that category truth seekers.]

But researchers at Cardiff University in Wales say their test reveals implicit beliefs.

"We've modified a classic test and applied it to forensic psychology," Nicola Gray, of the school of psychology at the university, said.

"It is the first time we have really been able to gain access to the minds of violent offenders and see what their beliefs of violence are without using measures that can be faked."

[I wonder if serial killer John Howard would volunteer?]

But predicting violence is nonsense because in reality everyone can be violent and dangerous. It just depends on how far a person is pushed, or how far a person wants to push said, Dr Mind Reader from Justice Action.

"Don't push me I'm to close to the edge! I'm trying hard not to lose my head. A hu uh!" Who said that?

And what about the resource wars and imperialism in the Middle East by the Coalition of the Killing?

The test, which requires people to perform tasks and answer questions by computer, [allegedly] shows that psychopathic murderers have more positive reactions to violence than other offenders, which may underpin their actions and help to expose those most likely to kill.

But what if you checked out the ratings on television shows about people who watch murder, violence and death, would you find more positive reactions to violence? Would it underpin their actions and help to expose those most likely to kill?

And what about the perpetrators who produce such television shows for public incitement, what does that say about their motives to encourage violence, killing and murder, when people want retribution for a wrong?

What about war criminal militants you call soldiers? Serial killers and murderers, lethal memes in war? Deaths in custody? Violent police? The list goes on. If you people want to get rid of violence then authorities should lead by some form of example, don't you think. There should be no violence, none!

The test is [allegedly] designed to prevent faking, so violent criminals who may try to deceive police or psychologists would not be able to fool the computer.

[A dumb computer with the brain the size of a pea opposed to the brain of a human being? That tells us all we need to know about police and psychs doesn't it!]

Computers are fooled every day because they're only about 1 percent of a human brain, said Dr Mind Reader."This is Just another device for big brother to fool you about their ability to predict."

Prestige also gets results and should be the real test. What benefit is there for those seeking the result of the test?

"The murdering psychopaths showed a much more positive association to violence. Psychopaths who were not murderers had a much more negative view of violence," Gray explained.

But did you ever positively watch Silence of the Lambs?

The scientists hope to use their test to evaluate people who have been charged with a crime but who protest their innocence and during parole hearings to determine if the criminals are likely to re-offend.

So those who may have been framed for crimes and who protest about it can be determined null and void? Instead of looking at the reasons, they say, why they were framed?

No scientific hope there will be a test to evaluate politicians who spin but who protest their innocence like war criminal and serial killer John Howard?

No scientific hope there will be a test to evaluate police corruption by police who protest their innocence?

No scientific hope there will be a test to evaluate soothsaying by people who think they can see the future?

"But this is the first data and we need to do a lot more work before we can make almost life or death decisions about whether people should come out of prison or not," Gray added.

A lot more work!

In research reported in the science journal Nature, Gray and her colleagues evaluated the test on more than 100 violent criminals. [But not violent politicians, or police?]

The researchers have also adapted the classic Implicit Association Test (IAT) to use on arsonists, paedophiles and rapists. [But not on the ruling class?]

"If this difference can be picked up by the 'violent' IAT before an offence is committed, this test may become an important tool for distinguishing psychopaths who are likely to commit extremely violent offences from those who are not," Gray said.


By Silence of the Pawns 29 May 03

THE ELEPHANT: And if you tell me the lotto numbers I'll be a millionaire. Who wants to be a millionaire? Forensic psychologists!


'LAND OF THE FREE' SET TO EXECUTE TWO PRISONERS BY FIRING SQUAD: Wanted: Willing executioners for two convicted murderers. Must be psychologically sound and familiar with .30-calibre rifles. No victims' relatives need apply.

War Criminal George Bush's Crimes
A writer named Kelly Kramer recently compiled a resume for War Criminal George W Bush, in it, she listed his central accomplishments [? Failures and Crimes Against Humanity. But she left some out and I helped her with that, no problem - updated 2009.] Among them, [crimes and failures] are:

Howard's ethics seeks reverence with the Queen about war in Iraq? Or about Dr... Hollingworths worth? Most learned Australians would argue that killing innocent families including children in Iraq to fix the problem [lack of resources] also had no valid principals, values, morals or ethics.

PM man of steel? Or killer and a thief?
Is JOHN Howard a killer and a thief or a man of steel after he dropped bombs on innocent civilians in order to fix the problem in Iraq for trade agreements with the US? Thousands of children are now dieing of disease.

Boat people and John Howard don't have anything in common because John Howard can't put himself in the same boat and that's the problem. Howard never once stopped to think about having his son or daughter or family member under a bomb to fix the problem in Iraq or he would never have joined the coalition of pre-emptive terrorists wagging war on innocent people.