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Title Psychopathy and law : a practitioner's guide / edited by Helina Hakkanen-Nyholm, Jan-Olof Nyholm
Published Malden, Mass. : Wiley-Blackwell, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (316 pages)
Contents Psychopathy and Law; Contents; About the Editors; About the Contributors; Preface; 1 Introduction; The Nature of Psychopathy; Short History; Measurement; Practical Application and Study Populations; Future Directions; The Structure of This Text; References; 2 Assessment; Psychometric Properties of PCL Instruments; Psychopathy and the Law: Focus on the Insanity Defense; Potential Misuses of PCL Instruments in Legal Proceedings; Admissibility of PCL Instruments in Adversarial Proceedings; Ethical Issues with PCL Measures and Predicting Risk; Myths Associated with Psychopathy
Assessment -- Psychopathy and brain function: empirical findings and legal implications -- Cognition-emotion interactions in psychopathy: implications for theory and practice -- Psychopathy in women: presentation, assessment, and management -- Psychopathic features in adolescence -- Psychopathy and violent crime -- Predatory violence and psychopathy -- Psychopathy in economical crime, organized crime, and war crimes -- Forever a psychopath? Psychopathy and the criminal career trajectory -- Psychopathy in prisons -- Psychopathy in families: implications for clinical interviews -- Interpersonal aspects and interviewing psychopaths
9 Psychopathy in Economical Crime, Organized Crime, and War Crimes; Economical Crime; Organized Crime; War Crimes; Future Research and Practical Applications; References; 10 Forever a Psychopath? Psychopathy and the Criminal Career Trajectory; Introduction; Psychopathy in Children and Youth; Violent Offending; Sex Offending; Conclusion; References; 11 Psychopathy in Prisons; Introduction; The Offending Psychopath and Society; Psychopathy and the Prison Staff; Psychiatric Care; Measures Against Psychopathic Behavior; References
Judicial Practice: Culpability and Post-incarceration Release Treatment; References; 5 Psychopathy in Women: Presentation, Assessment, and Management; Introduction; The Construct of Psychopathy and Its Presence in Women; How Psychopathic Women Present; The Practical Management of Women With Psychopathic Traits; Future Directions in Practice and Research; References; 6 Psychopathic Features in Adolescence; Personality Disorder in Adolescence; The Relationship of Psychopathic Traits in Childhood and Adolescence With Conduct Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder; Biological Factors
Psychosocial Factors; Psychopathic Traits and Juvenile Criminality; Stability of Psychopathic Traits; On Treatment; References; 7 Psychopathy and Violent Crime; Psychological Analyses of Violent Behavior; Psychopathy and Law Enforcement; Base Rate of Psychopathy in Criminals; Crime-related Behavior; How to Identify Psychopaths From a Pool of Suspects; Concluding Remarks; References; 8 Predatory Violence and Psychopathy; The Science of Predatory Violence; Measurement; Predatory Violence and the Psychopath; Legal and Judicial Issues; The Way Forward: Future Research and Applications; References
Summary And Conclusions; References; 3 Psychopathy and Brain Function: Empirical Findings and Legal Implications; Introduction; Diagnostic Distinctions; Brain Measurement Techniques; Neuroimaging Studies of Psychopathy; Electrocortical Studies of Psychopathy; Key Assumptions in Research on Brain Function in Psychopathy That Constrain Stability, Interpretation, and Practical Utility of Findings; Acknowledgements; References; 4 Cognition-Emotion Interactions in Psychopathy: Implications for Theory and Practice; Theoretical Perspectives on Psychopathy; Practical Issues in Psychopathy
Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide provides those working in the fields of law, the military, social and health services, politics, and business with a comprehensive introduction to psychopathy and the ways of thinking that guide the psychopathic mind. Features case examples and -- unique from previous texts in the field -- links these to theory and empirical research Represents an up-to-date resource for scientists examining psychopathy. Covers issues that have never been dealt with in regard to psychopathy, including those relating to families, civil law, war crimes, economical crimes and organized crimes
Notes 12 Psychopathy in Families: Implications for Clinical Interviews and Civil Proceedings
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Antisocial personality disorders -- Law and legislation.
Form Electronic book
Author Hakkanen-Nyholm, Helina.
Nyholm, Jan-Olof.
ISBN 0470972378
1119944988 (electronic bk.)
9781119944980 (electronic bk.)