BAC3217  FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY.

UNIVERSITY EXAMINATIONS: 2018/2019
EXAMINATION FOR THE DEGREE OF BACHELOR OF APPLIED
COMPUTING
BAC3217 FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY
FULL TIME/PART TIME
DATE: APRIL, 2019 TIME: 2 HOURS
INSTRUCTIONS: Answer Question One & ANY OTHER TWO questions.

QUESTION ONE
a) Define the term psychology. (2Marks)
b) Differentiate between crime and tort. (4Marks)
c) Describe the four elements of crime. (8Marks)
d) Is criminal act a result of choice rather than circumstances? Explain your answer with
a relevant example. (5Marks)
e) How can authority influence crime? Explain your answer critically. (4Marks)
f) Describe three categories of crime. (6Marks)
g) What is the most striking thing that you have learnt in this unit? (1Mark)
QUESTION TWO
a) Discuss the factors that influence crime. (10Marks)
b) Discuss the factors that cause domestic violence in Kenya. Why are women the
majority of victims? Justify your answer.
(10Marks)
QUESTION THREE
a) Define psychopathy disorder and state the characteristics of such a person. (6Marks)
b) Explain the four Ds that can define abnormal behaviour. (8Marks)
d) ” Criminal thoughts cannot be criminalized”. Discuss this statement and give a case to
justify your answer. (6Marks)
QUESTION FOUR
a) Are criminal tendencies inherited? Justify your answer. (6Marks)
b) Discuss the following types of disorders. (10Marks)
i) Narcissistic personality disorder
ii) Borderline personality disorder
c) Define the following terms; (4Marks)
i) infanticide
ii) Dyslexia
QUESTION FIVE
a) Explain the role of forensic psychology in judicial system. (8Marks)
b) Discuss the features of a competent eye witness. (6Marks)
c) Why is suicide cases on the increase in our higher learning institutions?
(6Marks)

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