Amanda Knox Incident

Amanda Knox Incident

  • Submitted By: mikareed
  • Date Submitted: 11/15/2011 8:31 AM
  • Category: Psychology
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Mika Reed
If we look closely psychology is displayed everywhere in our daily life.

Recently, the famous case of Amanda Knox was brought back into the spotlight. On

November 1, 2007 in Perugia, Italy A British University exchange student Meredith

Kercher was murdered. She was sexually assaulted, stabbed and her personal

belongings were stolen. Meredith’s roommate, 20 year old Amanda Knox, an

American student from Seattle, Washington was convicted with the murder and

sexual assault of Kercher. Amanda claimed that during the time of Meredith’s death

she was didn’t attend work.

During her appeals trial, Knox was called "witch of deception" and "a satanic,

diabolic she-devil given to borderline behavior" by Carlo Pacelli, an attorney for bar

owner Diya "Patrick" Lumumba, whom Knox once accused of committing the

murder. ( During the case Amanda Knox reaction to the situation was

unusual according to Italy. Instead of mourning the death of her roommate she was

caught making out with her boyfriend and going out to dinner smiling which was

inappropriate. “They believe Knox and Sollecito are only being prosecuted because
they were flaunted so publicly as the killers, and it would look bad for officials to

admit they got it wrong.” (
So was Amanda Knox’s conviction based on her personality? In this
Situation, this case can be related to psychology because since Knox did not react in
a way which is socially accepted she was believed to be a monster. Sigmund Freud
states that “personality is the result of our efforts to resolve this basic conflict by
expressing these impulses in ways that bring satisfaction without also bringing guilt
or punishment”( exploring psychology) People deal with their emotions differently
and according to Freud’s theory maybe Amanda didn’t know how to exactly express
her feelings of distress because of something that accord in her early...

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