Academic journal article Pakistan Journal of Criminology

Sadistic Impulsiveness and Violent Behaviour in Prisoners of Lahore

Academic journal article Pakistan Journal of Criminology

Sadistic Impulsiveness and Violent Behaviour in Prisoners of Lahore

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Crime related issues are increasing day by day and affecting the life style of Pakistani residents, therefore it is very important to understand various aspects behind immoral aspects prevailing in our society. Crime rate was also increasing with the passage of time and about 405,895 cases were reported last year while about 408,283 cases were reported in 2016. The present study tried to throw light on the factors that may lead a person towards criminal acts and it was highlighted by means of their emotional and psychological urges in the form of impulsiveness (Humle & Snowling, 2013). The hidden motives behind all illegal acts will be predicted on the basis of their impulsive nature. The criminals is once the victim of such acts and their inner aggression develop with the passage of time to such a deadly extend that they themselves get involve in practicing various criminal acts (Tahir, 2011).

According to Fedoroff (2008) sadistic tendency refers to the desire to look others in pain to seek gratification by hurting others in several ways either by killing or hitting others and also tried hard to achieve personal gratification by embracing others in gathering. Sadistic individuals get jealous by seeing others happy or contended, as the aim of their lives was to scatter the happiness of others; they were addicted to sadistic acts and without the fulfillment of their internal satisfaction they become very aggressive and anxious.

Sadistic behaviour was the practice of fantasizing such acts in which they were sucking others happiness, they love to control and dominate others for imposing their self-made decisions. The motive of such people was to spread pain into air so that no one can live happily, they consider that giving pain to others was their inborn right and they were born to hurt others, to get internal pleasure (Apter & Murgatroyd, 1993).

The sadistic person was the man of cruel, aggressive, manipulative and dominative personality. They always want attention from their audience and adopt such behaviour which makes them bold and dominant. They were also very aggressive and become cruel whenever somebody interferes in their matters and they were very quick in reading mind of others (Segal, Coolidge & Rosowsky, 2006).

Impulsiveness means to act immediately even without thinking of cause and effect, they become anxious and stressed frequently. Impulsive actions were always derived from ambiguous stimuli. They were very weak in controlling their feelings, emotions and acts and suffer a lot from panic and anxious attacks. They were self-forced to kill others by throw things away or at people, thus their primary motive was to hurt others physically to become relax (Humle & Snowling, 2013).

Impulsivity can lead people towards impulse control disorder, as they were unable to control their emotions, feelings of hate, anger, bad temper, impulsive urge and stressed out to reach low mood to knock others. The part of brain that was involved to control impulsivity was prefrontal cortex. Aggressive, impulsive, emotionally disturbed people were suffering from error in prefrontal region of their brain (Stowe, 1994).

Haller (2014) stated that violent behaviour refers to the composition of anger, frustration, irritation and the existence of physical, verbal, hostile and indirect aggression. Violent individuals love to hurt others and apply various ways for torturing others either physically or psychologically by means of threating others. By doing such behaviour they gain power, dominance and attention from others which gives them internal happiness. Aggressive people were very unpredictable with low level of tolerance, their mood goes on switching that leads them towards immoral acts and they were forced to spread violence even without the existence of any valid stimuli. They aim to hurt others and always try to explore various ways that meant to hurt others by striking, biting, cutting or by throwing things to spread violence in order to gain pleasure, satisfaction and dominance. …

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