Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior
Author: Paulo Barbosa Marques,Mauro Paulino,Laura Alho
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2021-03-01
ISBN 10: 0128114207
ISBN 13: 9780128114209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior Book Review:

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior: Current Trends and Challenges fills a gap in the market by covering new topics and angles not addressed in other literature. The book's authors approach the interaction of psychopathy with different types of crime, reflecting on comorbidity with other disorders, symptoms and emotional function. In addition to examining questions of prevention and treatment, they present new developments with solid theory and scientific evidence, also addressing forensic realities. This is a must-have guide for practitioners, students or anyone interested in psychopathy, criminal behavior and the various avenues of treatment. Provides a direct and concise approach, reflecting on the construct of psychopathy and its implications in forensic settings Includes sections on models of development in psychopathy and the neuropsychological fundamentals of the role of psychopathy in violent behavior Written for researchers, practitioners and students

Psychopathy

Psychopathy
Author: Theodore Millon,Erik Simonsen,Morten Birket-Smith,Roger D. Davis
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 476
Release: 2002-12-18
ISBN 10: 9781572308640
ISBN 13: 1572308648
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychopathy Book Review:

Psychopathy remains one of the least understood personality disorders and one of the most intransigent to therapeutic amelioration. Encompassing all the significant viewpoints regarding the nature of psychopathic personalities, this volume surveys current typologies and treatment approaches.

Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime

Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime
Author: Matt DeLisi
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 686
Release: 2018-08-15
ISBN 10: 1351619152
ISBN 13: 9781351619158
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime Book Review:

For over two centuries, psychopathy has stood as perhaps the most formidable risk factor for antisocial behavior, crime, and violence. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime presents the state-of-the-art on the full landscape of research on antisocial behavior that employs psychopathy as a central correlate. It is the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind, and includes contributions from renowned scholars from around the world. Organized into five distinctive sections, this book covers the etiology of psychopathy; the measurement of psychopathy; the association between psychopathy and diverse forms of homicidal and sexual offending, including serial murder, sexual homicide, rape and child molestation; criminal careers and psychopathy; the role of psychopathy in criminal justice system supervision, including institutional misconduct, noncompliance, and recidivism. This book is an essential resource for students and researchers in criminology, psychology, and criminal justice and will be of interested to all those interested in criminal behavior, sexual and violent crime, forensic psychology and forensic mental health.

Psychopathy as Unified Theory of Crime

Psychopathy as Unified Theory of Crime
Author: Matt DeLisi
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 243
Release: 2016-10-05
ISBN 10: 1137469072
ISBN 13: 9781137469076
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychopathy as Unified Theory of Crime Book Review:

This book applies the psychopathy concept toward the understanding of crime. Drawing on hundreds of studies and his own clinical, research, and practitioner experience working with the most antisocial and violent offenders, the author demonstrates that psychopathy can explain all forms of crime across the life course, and also examines the biosocial foundations of the disorder. With an abundance of case studies and historical references, written in a distinctive writing style, the book is equally fascinating to the academic scholar and the true crime buff alike.

Psychopathy

Psychopathy
Author: D.J. Cooke,Adelle E. Forth,Robert D. Hare
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 428
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 9401139652
ISBN 13: 9789401139656
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychopathy Book Review:

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.

Understanding Female Offenders

Understanding Female Offenders
Author: Jason M. Smith,Carl B. Gacono,Ted B. Cunliffe
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 484
Release: 2021-03-31
ISBN 10: 0128225858
ISBN 13: 9780128225851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Female Offenders Book Review:

According to the Sentencing Project, between 1980 and 2017, the number of incarcerated women increased by more than 750%, rising from a total of 26,378 in 1980 to 225,060 in 2017 and the number continues to rise. Dealing with incarcerated women and specifically psychopathic women can be challenging. Understanding Female Offenders: Psychopathy, Criminal Behavior, Assessment, and Treatment provides readers with a better conceptualization of the psychopathic/non-psychopathic female. This includes better ways of interviewing, assessing, and treating these women, and clinical caveats with case examples to assist with clinical applications. This is the only comprehensive resource that provides specific knowledge about female offenders, particularly on female psychopathy and assessment. Describes the differences between ASPD and psychopathic women and men Presents PCL-R, Rorschach, and PAI data on female offenders, female psychopaths, and female sex offenders Reviews the current literature on female psychopathy studies Provides in-depth female offender case studies Discusses common biases in diagnosing, treating, and assessing in forensic settings with female offenders

Psychopathy

Psychopathy
Author: Federico Durbano
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2017-12-20
ISBN 10: 9535136933
ISBN 13: 9789535136934
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychopathy Book Review:

This book collects the contribution of a selected number of clinical psychiatrists interested in the clinical evaluation of specific issues on psychopathy. The nine chapters of the book address some relevant issues related to nosography, early recognition and treatment, bio-psycho-social models (in particular cognitive-behavioral and ethological ones), and social and familial consequences of psychopathic personality.

Why We Love Serial Killers

Why We Love Serial Killers
Author: Scott Bonn
Publsiher: Skyhorse
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2014-10-28
ISBN 10: 1632201895
ISBN 13: 9781632201898
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Why We Love Serial Killers Book Review:

For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities. Similarly, the popularity of fictional characters such as Hannibal “The Cannibal” Lecter or Dexter demonstrates just how eager the public is to be frightened by these human predators. But why is this so? Could it be that some of us have a gruesome fascination with serial killers for the same reasons we might morbidly stare at a catastrophic automobile accident? Or it is something more? In Why We Love Serial Killers, criminology professor Dr. Scott Bonn explores our powerful appetite for the macabre, while also providing new and unique insights into the world of the serial killer, including those he has gained from his correspondence with two of the world’s most notorious examples, David Berkowitz (“Son of Sam”) and Dennis Rader (“Bind, Torture, Kill”). In addition, Bonn examines the criminal profiling techniques used by law enforcement professionals to identify and apprehend serial predators, he discusses the various behaviors—such as the charisma of the sociopath— that manifest themselves in serial killers, and he explains how and why these killers often become popular cultural figures. Groundbreaking in its approach, Why We Love Serial Killers is a compelling look at how the media, law enforcement agencies, and public perception itself shapes and feeds the “monsters” in our midst.

Prospective Studies of Crime and Delinquency

Prospective Studies of Crime and Delinquency
Author: K.T. van Dusen,Sarnoff A. Mednick
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 408
Release: 1983-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780898381313
ISBN 13: 0898381312
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Prospective Studies of Crime and Delinquency Book Review:

Katherine Teilmann Van Dusen and Sarnoff A. Mednick This introduction delineates what we consider to be three of the most important impediments to the advance of knowledge in the field of criminology. The most fundamental need is for more studies of the nature and progress of criminal and delinquent careers. The second need is for more prospective, longitudinal studies of the etiology of crime and delinquency. The third need concerns the lack of interdisciplinary research toward a more integrated understanding of delinquent and criminal behavior. Criminal and Delinquent Careers The birth cohort study by Wolfgang, Figlio and Sellin (1972) was heralded by many (Farrington, 1973; Erickson, 1973; Weis, 1974) as a landmark which allowed researchers to study the course of delinquency without the usual sampling biases that plagued other, cross-sectional research. For the first time, we could get a reasonable picture of when delinquency usually starts, what proportion of the population engages in delinquency, what types of delinquencies they engage in, what proportion continue, and so on. Cross sectional studies do not permit the investigation of careers because cross 1 PROSPECTIVE STUDIES OF CRIME AND DELINQUENCY 2 sectional sampling includes only portions of careers for many of the individuals sampled. This is just one of the many problems that restricted researchers' ability to study the nature of criminal careers.

The Antisocial Personalities

The Antisocial Personalities
Author: David T. Lykken
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2013-02-01
ISBN 10: 1134795130
ISBN 13: 9781134795130
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Antisocial Personalities Book Review:

This volume presents a scholarly analysis of psychopathic and sociopathic personalities and the conditions that give rise to them. In so doing, it offers a coherent theoretical and developmental analysis of socialization and its vicissitudes, and of the role played in socialization by the crime-relevant genetic traits of the child and the skills and limitations of the primary socializing agents, the parents. This volume also describes how American psychiatry's (DSM-IV) category of "Antisocial Personality Disorder" is heterogeneous and fails to document some of the more interesting and notorious psychopaths of our era. The author also shows why the antinomic formula "Nature vs. Nurture" should be revised to "Nature via Nurture" and reviews the evidence for the heritability of crime-relevant traits. One of these traits -- fearlessness -- seems to be one basis for the primary psychopathy and the author argues that the primary psychopath and the hero may be twigs on the same genetic branch. But crime -- the failure of socialization -- is rare among traditional peoples still living in the extended-family environment in which our common ancestors lived and to which our species is evolutionarily adapted. The author demonstrates that the sharp rise in crime and violence in the United States since the 1960s can be attributed to the coeval increase in divorce and illegitimacy which has left millions of fatherless children to be reared by over-burdened, often immature or sociopathic single mothers. The genus sociopathic personality includes those persons whose failure of socialization can be attributed largely to incompetent or indifferent rearing. Two generalizations supported by modern behavior genetic research are that most psychological traits have strong genetic roots and show little lasting influence of the rearing environment. This book demonstrates that the important trait of socialization is an exception. Although traits that obstruct or facilitate socialization tend to obey these rules, socialization itself is only weakly heritable; this is because modern American society displays such enormous variance in the relevant environmental factors, mainly in parental competence. Moreover, parental incompetence that produces sociopathy in one child is likely to have the same result with any siblings. This book argues that sociopathy contributes far more to crime and violence than psychopathy because sociopaths are much more numerous and because sociopathy is a familial trait for both genetic and environmental reasons. With a provocative thesis and an engaging style, this book will be of principal interest to clinical, personality, forensic, and developmental psychologists and their students, as well as to psychiatrists and criminologists.

No Remorse

No Remorse
Author: Jacqueline Helfgott
Publsiher: Praeger
Total Pages: 348
Release: 2018-11-30
ISBN 10: 9781440865749
ISBN 13: 1440865744
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

No Remorse Book Review:

An in-depth interdisciplinary perspective on psychopathy suitable for those interested in criminology and criminal justice, sociology, psychology, anthropology, and other social science as well as general knowledge. * Offers an in-depth, interdisciplinary perspective on psychopathy, useful across a range of fields and for general readers * Covers the history of the concept of psychopathy, and its move into criminal justice policy and practice * Examines the remorse factor and its role in criminal proceedings * Reflects the subject knowledge of an author who is highly respected in the field of criminal justice and has been featured by media including CNN, ABC News, Court TV, Associated Press, and Oregon Public Radio

The Mask Of Sanity

The Mask Of Sanity
Author: Dr. Hervey M. Cleckley
Publsiher: Pickle Partners Publishing
Total Pages: 633
Release: 2016-01-27
ISBN 10: 1786258390
ISBN 13: 9781786258397
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Mask Of Sanity Book Review:

Originally published in 1941 under the title Mask of Sanity: An Attempt to Clarify Some Issues About the So-Called Psychopathic Personality, this influential book became a landmark in psychiatric case studies and was repeatedly revised, expanded and reprinted in subsequent editions—here we present the 3rd edition published in 1955. The Mask of Sanity is distinguished by its central thesis that the psychopath exhibits normal function according to standard psychiatric criteria, yet privately engages in destructive behavior. The book was intended to assist with detection and diagnosis of the elusive psychopath for purposes of palliation and offered no cure for the condition itself. The idea of a master deceiver secretly possessed of no moral or ethical restraints, yet behaving in public with excellent function, electrified American society and led to heightened interest in both psychological introspection and the detection of hidden psychopaths in society at large, leading to a refinement of the word itself into what was perceived to be a less stigmatizing term, “sociopath”.

Corporate Psychopathy

Corporate Psychopathy
Author: Katarina Fritzon,Nathan Brooks,Simon Croom
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2019-12-23
ISBN 10: 3030271889
ISBN 13: 9783030271886
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Corporate Psychopathy Book Review:

This book analyses the conceptualization of psychopathic personality disorder for criminal/forensic populations and examines in depth the emerging phenomenon of the ‘corporate psychopath’. In doing so its authors expose the paradoxical nature of the disorder: while it is frequently associated with antisocial, criminal and predatory behaviour, more recent studies have highlighted examples of creative, visionary and inspiring leaders who are also found to present a high degree of psychopathy. They focus on the nature, behaviours and consequences of psychopathy in executives and across the organization, offering an important contribution to the emerging body of research on psychopathy and other problematic personality constructs in the workplace. The book will appeal to scholars, students and professionals across the discipline, and particularly to those working in workplace, forensic and personality psychology.

Understanding Psychopathy

Understanding Psychopathy
Author: Nicholas D. Thomson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 156
Release: 2019-03-25
ISBN 10: 1351335642
ISBN 13: 9781351335645
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Psychopathy Book Review:

Understanding Psychopathy is an essential, accessible new guide on psychopathy and its development. Through the lens of the biopsychosocial model, Thomson explores a wide range of factors contributing to the development of psychopathy, from the genetic to the environmental, supported by the latest research into the disorder. Thomson examines psychopathy from all angles, analysing social, psychological and biological factors, in addition to the history and assessment of psychopathy, and links to violent crime. Theory and research are supported throughout with fascinating case studies. These case studies provide accessible and relevant examples for readers who are new to the field, and to those more familiar with psychopathy and its implications. Understanding Psychopathy is a brilliant resource for psychology students, researchers and practitioners in the criminal justice system alike, with grounding in forensic psychology, clinical psychology and criminology. The author is donating his royalties in full to Project EMPOWER, UK, a multidisciplinary initiative dedicated to enhancing prevention and intervention services to individuals and their families who experience intimate partner violence, sexual violence, domestic violence, or human trafficking.

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior
Author: Wayne Petherick,Grant Sinnamon
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2016-12-15
ISBN 10: 0128095776
ISBN 13: 9780128095775
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior Book Review:

The Psychology of Criminal and Antisocial Behavior: Victim and Offenders Perspectives is not just another formulaic book on forensic psychology. Rather, it opens up new areas of enquiry to busy practitioners and academics alike, exploring topics using a practical approach to social deviance that is underpinned by frontier research findings, policy, and international trends. From the relationship between psychopathology and crime, and the characteristics of catathymia, compulsive homicide, sadistic violence, and homicide victimology, to adult sexual grooming, domestic violence, and honor killings, experts in the field provide insight into the areas of homicide, violent crime, and sexual predation. In all, more than 20 internationally recognized experts in their fields explore these and other topic, also including discussing youth offending, love scams, the psychology of hate, public threat assessment, querulence, stalking, arson, and cults. This edited work is an essential reference for academics and practitioners working in any capacity that intersects with offenders and victims of crime, public policy, and roles involving the assessment, mitigation, and investigation of criminal and antisocial behavior. It is particularly ideal for those working in criminology, psychology, law and law enforcement, public policy, and for social science students seeking to explore the nature and character of criminal social deviance. Includes twenty chapters across a diverse range of criminal and antisocial subject areas Authored by an international panel of experts in their respective fields that provide a multi-cultural perspective on the issues of crime and antisocial behavior Explores topics from both victim and offender perspectives Includes chapters covering research, practice, policy, mitigation, and prevention Provides an easy to read and consistent framework, making the text user-friendly as a ready-reference desktop guide

Psychopathy and Law

Psychopathy and Law
Author: Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-03-23
ISBN 10: 1119944570
ISBN 13: 9781119944577
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Psychopathy and Law Book Review:

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

Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Homicide Studies

Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Homicide Studies
Author: Jean Proulx,Eric Beauregard,Adam J. Carter,Andreas Mokros,Rajan Darjee,Jonathan James
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 640
Release: 2018-04-17
ISBN 10: 1351815210
ISBN 13: 9781351815215
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Routledge International Handbook of Sexual Homicide Studies Book Review:

This book provides the first systematic overview of the theoretical, empirical, clinical, and police issues related to sexual murderers and murder. Bringing together leading researchers, theoreticians, and practitioners from across eight different countries, this is a truly international collaboration and an essential reference text for students, researchers, and professionals interested in sexual homicide, as well as an exhaustive source of guidelines for the assessment and treatment of sexual murderers. This book is divided into five parts: Part I, Theories and research, presents a detailed review of theoretical models and empirical studies of sexual homicide. Part II, Sexual sadism, discusses theoretical, empirical, and clinical considerations and reviews the literature on the characteristics of sadistic sexual aggressors. Part III, Clinical issues, discusses the assessment and management of sexual murderers at each phase of the judicial process: at trial, during incarceration, and during follow-up in the community. Part IV, Policing issues, discusses research and practical issues related to police activities surrounding a sexual murder. Topics include investigation, offender and geographical profiling, behavioural linkage, and police interrogation of the murderers. Part V, New directions, presents new directions for the study of sexual homicide and discusses the limits of current knowledge related to sexual murderers and their crimes. Offering a broad and comprehensive approach, this Handbook is an indispensable source of information on theory, research, clinical assessment, treatment, and police issues related to sexual murderers and murder.

Handbook of Psychopathy First Edition

Handbook of Psychopathy  First Edition
Author: Christopher J. Patrick
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 651
Release: 2005-10-18
ISBN 10: 1606238043
ISBN 13: 9781606238042
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Psychopathy First Edition Book Review:

This book has been replaced by Handbook of Psychopathy, Second Edition, ISBN 978-1-4625-3513-2.

Violent Offenders

Violent Offenders
Author: Delisi,Peter J. Conis
Publsiher: Jones & Bartlett Learning
Total Pages: 374
Release: 2017-04-06
ISBN 10: 1284129012
ISBN 13: 9781284129014
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Violent Offenders Book Review:

Violent Offenders: Theory, Research, Policy and Practice contains cutting-edge scholarship on the broad category of criminal predators, including homicide offenders, sex offenders, financial predators, and conventional street criminals.

The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior

The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior
Author: Anthony Walsh,Jonathan D. Bolen
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 232
Release: 2016-03-03
ISBN 10: 1317023145
ISBN 13: 9781317023142
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Neurobiology of Criminal Behavior Book Review:

The main feature of this work is that it explores criminal behavior from all aspects of Tinbergen's Four Questions. Rather than focusing on a single theoretical point of view, this book examines the neurobiology of crime from a biosocial perspective. It suggests that it is necessary to understand some genetics and neuroscience in order to appreciate and apply relevant concepts to criminological issues. Presenting up-to-date information on the circuitry of the brain, the authors explore and examine a variety of characteristics, traits and behavioral syndromes related to criminal behavior such as ADHD, intelligence, gender, the age-crime curve, schizophrenia, psychopathy, violence and substance abuse. This book brings together the sociological tradition with the latest knowledge the neurosciences have to offer and conveys biological information in an accessible and understanding way. It will be of interest to scholars in the field and to professional criminologists.