Psychopathy: Theory, Research, and Implications for Society

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D.J. Cooke, Adelle E. Forth, Robert D. Hare
Springer Science & Business Media, 1998 - Medical - 428 pages
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Psychopathy is a very important concept for those working in the field of criminal justice - investigators, prosecutors, and those who have to evaluate, manage and treat offenders. In Psychopathy: Theory, Research and Implications for Society, detailed, empirically based contributions by the world's leading researchers describe the relevance of the construct to practical and policy issues, examining its relevance to such topics as treatment, risk management and recidivism. The use of the concept in a range of populations is discussed, including juveniles, children, and the mentally disordered, as well as across cultures. The major strength of the volume is that the validity of the psychopathy construct is enhanced by the extensive empirical support: contributors explore topics including the genetic, biological, affective, interpersonal and information processing models that underpin the disorder.
Audience: All those dealing with offenders - psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers, judges, prison administrators and those who formulate policy in the criminal justice system.
  

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Contents

The Alvor Advanced Study Institute
1
Psychopathy Across Cultures
13
Psychopathy and Normal Personality
47
The Phenotypic and Genotypic Structure of Psychopathic Traits
69
Psychopathic Behavior An Information Processing Perspective
81
Psychopathy Affect and Behavior
105
Biology and Personality Findings from a Longitudinal Project
139
CallousUnemotional Traits and Conduct Problems Applying the TwoFactor Model of Psychopathy to Children
161
Major Mental Disorder and Crime An Etiological Hypothesis
231
Comorbidity of Psychopathy with Major Mental Disorders
257
Psychopathy and Personality Disorder Implications of Interpersonal Theory
269
Treatment and Management of Psychopaths
303
Psychopathy and Risk for Violence
355
Psychopathy and Crime Recidivism and Criminal Careers
375
Legal Issues Associated with the Concept of Psychopathy
401
Index
423

Comorbidities and Biological Correlates of Conduct Disorder
189
Psychopathy in Adolescence Assessment Violence and Developmental Precursors
205

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About the author (1998)

Robert D. Hare, Ph.D., is the author of Without Conscience and the creator of the standard tool for diagnosing psychopathy. He is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, and president of Darkstone Research Group, a forensic research and consulting firm. He has won numerous awards for his research, lectures widely on psychopathy, and consults with law enforcement organizations, including the FBI. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.