Case Study – Myra Hindley
2.0 Definitions of the Offence
-Provide the reader with an understanding of the legal definitions of the crime(s) the
perpetrator has committed as per the Criminal Code of Western Australia (1913).
Provide the reader with an understanding of the behavioural definition as listed in
3.0 History of the Offender
-Briefly telling a story of the offender’s life from childhood to adulthood.
• Identifying 4-5 (maybe more or less) life event that may have triggered offending
• Use references from: journal articles, books, life histories, in-depth interviews, media
reports, newspaper articles
4.0 Theoretical Explanations of Behaviour
For each life event justify using theory and/or research to support the view that it did
contribute to offending.
• Use references from Academic Sources Only journal articles and text books (the
majority should be from journal articles).
• Don’t just discuss one psychological theory discuss a number of theories.