Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128114193

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior

1st Edition

A Comprehensive Guide

Editors: Paulo Barbosa Marques Mauro Paulino Laura Alho
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114193
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 30th November 2019
Page Count: 250
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Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior: A Comprehensive Guide fills a gap in the market by covering new topics and angles not addressed in other current 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 and address forensic realities. This is a must-have guide for front line practitioners, students or anyone interested in psychopathy, criminal behavior and avenues of treatment.

Key Features

  • 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 fundaments on the role of psychopathy in violent behavior
  • Written for researchers, practitioners and students


Practitioners in the fields of forensic psychology, criminology and criminal justice, forensic mental health, psychology and psychiatry, as well as criminal lawyers, judges and police. Graduate and undergraduate students in the above mentioned areas, along with police training academies

Table of Contents

1. Practical Considerations for the Clinical and Forensic Use of Psychopathy

2. The Emergence and Development of Psychopathy

3. The Neuroanatomical Bases of Psychopathy

4. Emotional functioning in psychopathy. A critical review and integration with general emotion theories

5. The Development of Psychopathy Through the Lifespan and its Relation to Offending

6. Assessment of Psychopathy and Antisocial Behavior

7. Psychopathy and Risk Assessment

8. Negotiating With the Psychopathic Hostage Taker

9. Interviewing a Psychopathic Suspect

10. Personality correlates of offending style in investigative psychology

11. Psychopathy and Drug-Related Crime and Violence

12. Psychopathy Among Gang Members

13. Psychopathy in Sexual Offenders

14. Psychopathy is Integral to Understanding Homicide and Violence

15. Psychopathy Among Offenders Engaging in Human Trafficking

16. Psychopathic Personalities and Violent Extremism

17. Psychopathy in White-collar Crime

18. Psychopathy in Cybercrime

19. Psychopathy in Animal Cruelty Offenders

20. Treatment of Psychopathic Offenders: A Review of Research, Past, and Current Practice


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About the Editor

Paulo Barbosa Marques

Paulo Barbosa Marques is a criminal investigator at the Criminal Investigation Department of the Public Security Police (PSP). He graduated in Psychology and is a chartered forensic psychologist with expertise in forensic psychological assessment. He also holds a Masters degree in Law and Security from the Faculty of Law - NOVA University of Lisbon and a postgraduate course in Internal Security from the Higher Institute of Police Sciences and Internal Security.

Affiliations and Expertise

Criminal Investigator, Criminal Investigation Department of the Public Security Police, Lisbon, Portugal

Mauro Paulino

Mauro Paulino is currently a coordinator at Mind, Institute of Clinical and Forensic Psychology (Lisbon, Portugal). He is also a forensic psychologist consultant at the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses, I.P. (Gabinete Médico-Legal e Forense Península Setúbal) and a Clinical Director of Pelo Sonho - Cooperativa de Solidariedade Social, supervising shelter and care center for victims of spousal violence. Mauro received his Master degree in Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences at the University of Lisbon, School of Medicine completing his research in the field of spousal violence. He is an author and coordinator of several books and is a guest lecturer at various national and international universities and training session on spousal violence.

Affiliations and Expertise

Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciencias Forenses

Laura Alho

Laura Alho is a forensic psychologist and an assistant professor of the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Aveiro, in collaboration with IBILI (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra) and the Karolinska Institute (Sweden), a masters’ degree in Forensic Psychology, and a post-graduation in Criminology. She has professional training in Victimology, Criminal Profiling, Psychology of Justice and Criminal Investigation. She is a member of several scientific associations and member of the Cognition and People Centric Computing Labs (CopeLabs) and Human-Environment Interaction Lab (HEI-Lab), from Lusófona University. Her line of research is psychology of testimony. She is an author and coordinator of scientific publications and a guest lecturer at several universities and justice entities.

Affiliations and Expertise

Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies, EPCV, Lisbon. Cognition and People Centric Computing Labs (CopeLabs), ULHT, Lisbon. Human-Environment Interaction Lab (HEI-Lab), EPCV, UHLT, Lisbon.

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