International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law, Volume 1

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Alan Felthous, Henning Sass
John Wiley & Sons, Mar 10, 2008 - Law - 1250 pages
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The economic impact of society’s efforts to rehabilitate and contain psychopathically disordered individuals can be enormous. Understanding these disorders, developing valid assessment methods and providing safe, effective treatments is therefore of paramount importance. Reflecting the work of a truly international panel of experts from Europe, North America and Asia, the International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law offers an in-depth, multidisciplinary look at key aspects of the development and etiology of psychopathic disorders, current methods of intervention, treatment and management, and how these disorders impact decision-making in civil and criminal law.
  

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Contents

Introduction to Volume 1
1
Conceptual History
7
History and Conceptual Development of Psychopathic Disorders
9
Assessment
31
Psychiatric Assessment
33
Psychological Instruments in the Assessment of Psychopathy
41
Functional and Structural Brain Imaging Research on Psychopathy
69
Psychophysiological Correlates of Psychopathic Disorders
83
Risks of Diagnosing Psychopathic Disorders
135
Etiology and Pathogenesis
147
The Genetics of Psychopathic Disorders
149
Neuroimaging Perspectives in Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Strategies
171
Electrophysiology
187
The Role of ADHD in the Etiology and Outcome of Antisocial Behavior and Psychopathy
199
Brain Trauma
217
Acquired Psychopathy and the Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury
237

Cognitive Correlates
103
Violence Psychopathology Risk Assessment and Lawsuits
117
Comorbidities of Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder Prevalence and Implications
251
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