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blood alcohol concentration

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Law.

The amount of alcohol in a given volume of blood, usually expressed in units of mass per units of volume, as milligrams or grams of alcohol per decilitre (100 millilitres) of blood. See...

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compensation neurosis

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Law.

A collection of symptoms presented by a person who has the prospect of receiving financial compensation for an industrial injury, failed surgical operation, car accident, or the like,...

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fellatio

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Law.

Sexual activity in which a man's genitalia are stimulated by his partner's tongue and lips. Also called fellation. Compare cunnilingus. fellate vb. To perform fellatio. [From Latin fellare ...

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frotteurism

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Law.

A paraphilia characterized by recurrent, intense sexual fantasies, urges, or behaviour involving touching or rubbing up against non-consenting people, often in crowded public places. Also...

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McNaghten rules

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Psychology.

A set of rules, established in English law in Regina v. McNaghten (1843) and followed in many jurisdictions throughout the world, according to which legal proof of insanity, and thus lack...

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polygraph

Overview page. Subjects: Psychology — Law.

An instrument for the simultaneous recording of several largely involuntary physiological responses controlled by the autonomic nervous system, usually skin conductance or galvanic skin...

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querulant

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Psychology.

An unusually persistent complainer, obsessively driven in pursuit of justice to the extent of morbidity (illness), who plagues complaints bodies and courts. Querulants use a...

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stalking

Overview page. Subjects: Law — Psychology.

Persistent threatening behaviour by one person against another. (See harassment; harassment of a person in his home; molestation.) In Scotland the common law has always provided protection...

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