Psychopathic Disorders and Their Assessment - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483200842, 9781483225876

Psychopathic Disorders and Their Assessment

1st Edition

Editors: Michael Craft
eBook ISBN: 9781483225876
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 330
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Psychopathic Disorders and their Assessment considers the diverse views and significant developments in understanding psychopathic disorders.
This book is composed of 12 chapters, and begins with a description of the primary and negative features of the condition. The subsequent chapters are concerned with the methods of disposal of a psychopath under English law, the safeguards available both to the individual and to society within and without the Mental Health Act, and the extent to which this disposal mechanism was used. These topics are followed by discussions on the causation of psychopathic disorder; the electroencephalographic and psychological techniques for the disorder evaluation; and various methods of patient care. The last chapters consider the law and practice relating to psychopathic disorder and British facilities for the treatment of psychopaths. This book is of value to psychologists and psychiatrists.

Table of Contents

Notes on the Contributors Foreword

  1. The Meanings of the Term "Psychopath"
  2. Law and Practice of Psychopathic Disorder in England and Wales
  3. Liberty, Liability, Culpability
  4. The Causation of Psychopathic Disorder
  5. Specialist Procedures:
    1. The Electroencephalograph
    2. Psychological Methods
  6. Methods of Care I. The Henderson Therapeutic Community
  7. Methods of Care II. The Balderton Psychopathic Unit
  8. Methods of Care III. The English Special Hospital System
  9. Methods of Care IV. Prison Service Establishments and Psychopathy
  10. Law and Practice in the U.S.A.
  11. Facilities for the Treatment of Psychopaths in Britain
  12. Conclusions Appendix on Psychological Methods of Assessment Name Index Subject Index


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About the Editor

Michael Craft

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Consultant Psychiatrist, Bryn-y-Neuadd Hospital, Gwynedd, North Wales

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