Handbook of Psychopathy and Law

Hardcover | April 29, 2013

byKent A. Kiehl, Walter P. Sinnott-Armstrong

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Psychopaths constitute less than 1% of the general population but over 20% of prison populations. They commit a disproportionate amount of crime and violence in society. Given that the economic burden of crime in the United States is estimated to be over $2.3 trillion per year, psychopathslikely constitute one of the most expensive mental health conditions known today. This volume chronicles the latest science of psychopathy and the various ways the condition intersects with the criminal justice system. From the modern techniques to assess the symptoms, to its utility in predicting violent recidivism, to the latest neuroscience youth and adults, and the most promising avenues for treatment, this volume captures the modern science of the condition and discusses ethical and legal issues surroundingpsychopaths.

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Psychopaths constitute less than 1% of the general population but over 20% of prison populations. They commit a disproportionate amount of crime and violence in society. Given that the economic burden of crime in the United States is estimated to be over $2.3 trillion per year, psychopathslikely constitute one of the most expensive men...

Professor Kiehl is one of the world's leading authorities on psychopathy having published over 100 manuscripts and been awarded more than $10,000,000 in competitive NIH funding to study the condition. Professor Sinnott-Armstrong is Stillman Professor of Practical Ethics in the Philosophy Department and the Kenan Institute for Ethics at...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:408 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.98 inPublished:April 29, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Robert Hare: Foreword1. Kent A. Kiehl and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: IntroductionDIAGNOSIS OF PSYCHOPATHY2. Adelle Forth, Sune Bo, and Mickey Kongerslev: Assessment of Psychopathy: The Hare Psychopathy Checklist Measures3. Katherine A. Fowler and Scott O. Lilienfeld: Alternatives to the Psychopathy Checklist - Revised (PCL-R)DEVELOPMENTAL PERSPECTIVES ON PSYCHOPATHY4. Dustin A. Pardini and Amy L. Byrd: Developmental Conceptualizations of Psychopathic Features5. Michael J. Vitacco and Randall T. Salekin: Adolescent Psychopathy and the LawDECISION-MAKING AND PSYCHOPATHY6. Michael Koenigs and Joseph P. Newman: The decision-making impairment in psychopathy: Psychological and neurobiological mechanisms7. Jana Schaich Borg and Walter Sinnott-Armstrong: Do Psychopaths Make Moral Judgments?NEUROSCIENCE AND PSYCHOPATHY8. Nathanial Anderson and Kent A. Kiehl: Functional Imaging and Psychopathy9. Marina Boccardi: Structural Brain Abnormalities and PsychopathyGENETICS OF PSYCHOPATHY10. Essi Viding, Natalie M. G. Fontaine, and H. Larsson: Quantitative genetic studies of psychopathic traits in minors: Review and implications for the law11. Irwin D. Waldman and Soo Hyun Rhee: The Search for Genes and Environments that Underlie Psychopathy and Antisocial Behavior: Quantitative and Molecular Genetic ApproachesTREATMENT OF PSYCHOPATHY12. Michael F. Caldwell: Treatment of Adolescents with Psychopathic FeaturesRECIDIVISM AND PSYCHOPATHY13. Marnie E. Rice and Grant T. Harris: Psychopathy and Violent Recidivism14. John F. Edens, Melissa S. Magyar, and Jennifer M. Cox: Taking Psychopathy Measures 'Out of the Lab' and into the Legal System: Some Practical ConcernsRESPONSIBILITY OF PSYCHOPATHS15. Paul Litton: Criminal Responsibility and Psychopathy: Do Psychopaths have a Right to Excuse?16. Samuel H. Pillsbury: Why Psychopaths are ResponsibleDETENTION OF PSYCHOPATHS17. Stephen J. Morse: Preventive Detention of Psychopaths and Dangerous Offenders18. Michael Louis Corrado: Some Notes on Preventive Detention and Psychopathy19. Eric Luna: Psychopathy and SentencingIndex