Friday, June 10, 2011

Criminal Profiling Topic of the Day: Does Casey Anthony think like a Psychopath?

Here is a list of some of the things you will hear come out of a psychopath's mouth:

It's not my fault.

Why is everyone blaming me?

So, she's dead. What am I supposed to do about it?

Shit happens; I can't get all bent out of shape over it.

It's your fault.

Why is SHE getting all the attention?

Honestly, I am telling the truth.

Okay, so that wasn't exactly true, but I am telling you the truth now.

I was attacked. I was raped. I was abused

Suddenly, stuff just happened.

Why shouldn't I get on with my life? It's been a week since that went down.

They are all lying about me.

That didn't happen.

I was late to work because I had to stop and take a pregnant woman to the hospital who was in labor.

It's just an animal.

I don't know why you are all making such a big deal of this.

I am innocent.

Oh, I could go on, but do any of the statements remind you of someone named Casey Anthony?

For more on Casey's psychopathology, check out my post at Women in Crime Ink, "There is only one One Word for Casey Anthony: Psychopath.

Criminal Profiler Pat Brown


Gail Potts said...

I agree, unfortunately I have a stepGDaughter just like her. Keeps us worried for the baby she has.

FRG said...

Mrs. Brown,

Yes, it reminds me of KC! It is always somebody else's fault, never hers. Responsibility is not in her dictionary!

What it is hard to understand is that KC's former friends testified that she was a good mother but what is a good mother for them? I don't mean any disrespect but so far none of them are married and have kids so they may not understand that Caylee should "not" be amongst people drinking alcohol, out of her safe environment, sleeping in boyfriend's bed with KC and the boyfriend, I heard KC cursing on the phone, that's bad example for your own daughter, I think. Babies and kids have their own routines. I understand KC was a single mom but it doesn't matter.

KC didn't want to take care of Caylee, it was interfering with her night life.

I have watched the trial and most of the time when KC enters the courtroom in the morning, she smiles at JB and CM, grooms herself, like she is posing to the cameras. She is all happy... but as soon as the jury comes in, she starts acting, well she is not that good, but she tries... when it is time to cry her lawyer downgraded to a sitter whispers in KC's ears (she tells her when to cry and look miserable) then she gets the kleenex, keeps wiping one crocodile tear at a time, presses the kleenex against her nostrils so it will turn red, and there you have a fake crying. In my opinion she is not capable to feel sympathy for anybody but herself.

Well, thank you Mrs. Brown for your blog. I have watched your analysis on many talk shows and you are always spot on.

Anonymous said...

histrionic personality disorder...

Anonymous said...

Would you consider adding an RSS feed to your blog? Then people like me who cannot check in from work (ahem) or other times when they are browserless can still enjoy your perspective.


FRG said...

Mrs. Brown,

I think you may have heard KC's verdict today, I am in shock! She was acquited in all charges but lying to LE! This is so surreal to me! Where do these jurors live in? Not charged even with child neglect? I am so disappointed in them! I guess that the wrong message is being sent to young mothers who don't report their child missing, I mean dead! This is so sickening!

What will be of their parents' lives now? I have a feeling CIndy will divorce George and KC will move in with Cindy and sell their stories and make millions!

No justice for little Caylee, huh? Sad!

Anonymous said...

With Cindy is the last place Casey will want to be. Cindy's passive aggressive tendencies toward Casey will continue. She may take credit verbally for Casey's verdict because of her lie about the chloroform searches. Cindy will never get the answers she seeks because she will not accept reality (although reality right now seems to be highly overrated).

Gina Bullard said...

Dead on!!!!!! And they want to get her treatment? Can that even be cured? Or will it just help her try to blend into society which is even worst!!!!

Pat Brown said...

The latter, Gina. It has been shown that when incarcerated psychopaths involved themselves in group therapy, they learn more about how people think and how to manipulate them even better. They learn to mimic emotions and social skills and this help snow people all the better.

Anonymous said...

I don't like the verdict either but it was a good call. We only had circumstantial evidence which would cause problems if we set a precedence of convicting criminals based off of anything other than conclusive evidence. As they say in court, innocent until proven guilty. I also agree with whoever said that it was a histrionic personality disorder rather than psychopathic personality. I would also like to investigate the possibility of a narcissistic personality as well. As any psychologist will tell you, personality disorders are not mutually exclusive or jointly exhaustive in fact it is more likely for a subject to have two personality disorders thank to just have one.

Kit Kat said...

Many cases have been proven via circumstantial evidence....that's why jurors are supposed to deliberate according to the judge's instructions NOT the defense

Anonymous said...

Interesting could easily by applied to both adult Mccanns