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Psy 410 Week 5 - The Case Study of Jack Ruby - Analyzing Multiple Components of Disorders

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DISORDERS WITH VIOLENCE 1
Analyzing Multiple Components of Disorders with Violence
Pedreed Anjahal
University of Phoenix
PSY/410
Maria Neely, MA, M.Ed.

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DISORDERS WITH VIOLENCE 2
The Case Study of Jack Ruby
Jacob Rubenstein is infamous for the murder of Lee Harvey Oswald, two days after
Oswald’s successful assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963. Known by society as
Jack Ruby, he had many significant factors that may have contributed to his motivation to
commit murder. Crimes committed do have motivation and reasoning factors. Ruby during his
crime had rage and wanted to stress his beliefs in a manner society deems unacceptable.
However, Ruby’s successful attempt opens the door to a path of unknown factors that
contributed to Ruby’s behavior. In addition diagnosing Ruby’s mental status through several
approaches is ideal. Reviewing early childhood and adulthood helps with analyzing the
biological, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral components that factor into disorders with
violence. In this paper the subject to explain is the biological, emotional, cognitive, and
behavioral components in detail and the correlation with the actions of Ruby on November 24,
1963.
Analyzing Biological Components
The biological components explain the genetic, hormonal, neurotransmitter
abnormalities, and brain abnormalities in association with the disorder (Hansell & Damour,
2008). Ruby was diagnosed with affective disorder and antisocial personality disorder; also
Ruby’s lawyers contended he suffered from psychomotor epilepsy. Unfortunately, Ruby’s mother
suffered from a paranoia condition, she suffered from delusions that increased significantly after
his conviction. The biological aspect of psychomotor epileptic seizures indications that Ruby
may had a biological or genetic link from his mother. However, in this case a person who suffers

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