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Psychopathy and Law : a Practitioner's Guide.

Author: H. & auml.; Kk & auml.; Helin & auml Nen-Nyholm; Jan-Olof Nyholm
Publisher: Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, 2012.
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And ConclusionsChapter 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; Chapter 4:
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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H & auml.
Psychopathy and Law : A Practitioner's Guide.
Hoboken : John Wiley & Sons, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: H. & auml.; Kk & auml.; Helin & auml Nen-Nyholm; Jan-Olof Nyholm
ISBN: 9781119944577 1119944570
OCLC Number: 784885688
Notes: Chapter 12: Psychopathy in Families: Implications for Clinical Interviews and Civil Proceedings.
Description: 1 online resource (590 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; About the Editors; About the Contributors; Preface; Chapter 1: Introduction; The Nature of Psychopathy; Short History; Measurement; Practical Application and Study Populations; Future Directions; The Structure of This Text; Chapter 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. Judicial Practice: Culpability and Post-incarceration ReleaseTreatment; Chapter 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; Chapter 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 FactorsPsychopathic Traits and Juvenile Criminality; Stability of Psychopathic Traits; On Treatment; Chapter 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; Chapter 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. Chapter 9: Psychopathy in Economical Crime, Organized Crime, and War CrimesEconomical Crime; Organized Crime; War Crimes; Future Research and Practical Applications; Chapter 10: Forever a Psychopath? Psychopathy and the Criminal Career Trajectory; Introduction; Psychopathy in Children and Youth; Violent Offending; Sex Offending; Conclusion; Chapter 11: Psychopathy in Prisons; Introduction; The Offending Psychopath and Society; Psychopathy and the Prison Staff; Psychiatric Care; Measures Against Psychopathic Behavior.

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And ConclusionsChapter 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; Chapter 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 psychopathyCovers issues that have never been dealt with in regard to psychopathy, including those relating to families, civil law, war crimes, economical.

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