CATFISHING hit the news headlines again yesterday as twisted nursing assistant Adele Rennie had been jailed for an additional time for the sinister crime that is online.
The 28-year-old, of Kilmarnock, was initially locked up in 2017 her target women while posing as a hunky male doctor after she admitted a string of offences which saw.
However the вЂHellвЂ™s AngelвЂ™ had been straight right right back at it once again simply months after hitting theaters from jail вЂ” this time around pretending to become a dishy male attorney into the scam that is dating.
Exactly what drives individuals to commit the age crime that is digital?
Dr Chris Hand, a lecturer in therapy at Glasgow Caledonian University, stated those who catfish tend to get extremely regarding the dark triad scale вЂ” which rates peopleвЂ™s narcissism, psychopathic tendencies and pleasure in manipulating individuals.
He stated:вЂњA complete large amount of offenders whom commit fraudulence or self- self- confidence crimes, of which catfishing is just one, tend to get quite very during these measurements.
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вЂњYou really find quite high scores inside the normal populace so the truth that the individual in cases like this had been a apparently typical, mundane person in the general public is scarily perhaps not that astonishing.
вЂњThere are individuals who score high who access it with life quite cheerfully but unfortuitously this individual has acted criminally, and much more than once.вЂќ
The nature that is anonymous of internet allows catfishers be whoever they desire.
Professor Ewan Gillon, a chartered psychologist and medical manager of First Psychology Scotland, said: вЂњItвЂ™s an extremely uncommon social situation where youвЂ™re able to control someone anonymously and gain control and energy that you donвЂ™t have to deal with the consequences over them in a way.…