As with personality theories, Freud's theory and other psychoanalytic theories might be hard to test and prove in court. Examine Freud's theory and describe the impact which it has on the development of criminal behavior. What roles do the Id, Ego, and Superego play in the problematic behavior, and what affect do defensive mechanisms have on the development of criminal behavior? Describe the pros and cons of Freud's theory and how you feel it would hold up in court.
Your initial post must be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with illustrations from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and correctly cite any references. Describe your beliefs on the validity of Freud's theory and whether you agree with the pros and cons.