Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior

Current Trends and Challenges

1st Edition - October 27, 2021

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  • Editors: Paulo Marques, Mauro Paulino, Laura Alho
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114193
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114209

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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.

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

Readership

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 fields of forensic psychology, criminology and criminal justice, forensic mental health, psychology and psychiatry, as well as criminal lawyers, judges and police along with police training academies

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Dedication
  • About the editors
  • About the authors
  • Foreword
  • References
  • 1: Practical considerations for the clinical and forensic use of psychopathy
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Understanding psychopathy research
  • PCL-R usage
  • The Rorschach
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 2: The emergence and development of psychopathy
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Genetic and environmental research
  • Family dynamics associated with intergenerational transmission of psychopathy
  • Neurobiological research
  • Cognitive and behavioral research
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 3: Neural correlates of psychopathy: A comprehensive review
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • Neuroimaging studies with forensic samples
  • Neuroimaging studies with community samples
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 4: Emotional functioning in psychopathy: A critical review and integration with general emotion theories
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Focus on emotion in theories of adult psychopathy
  • Explaining emotion in psychopathy: An evaluation of current theories
  • The nature of emotion: A multicomponential framework for studying emotional functioning in psychopathy
  • The role of different emotion components in psychopathy
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 5: The development of psychopathy through the lifespan and its relation to offending
  • Abstract
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction
  • The Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development
  • Results
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 6: Assessment of psychopathy and antisocial behavior
  • Abstracts
  • Introduction
  • Hare Psychopathy Checklist-Revisited (PCL-R; Hare, 2003)
  • Self-Report Psychopathy Scale-4 (SRP-4; Paulhus, Neumann, Hare, Williams, & Hemphill, 2016)
  • Hare P-SCAN (Hare & Herve, 1999)
  • Levenson Self-Report Psychopathy (LSRP; Levenson et al., 1995)
  • Psychopathic Personality Inventory (PPI; Lilienfeld & Andrews, 1996)
  • The Triarchic Psychopathy Measure (TriPM; Patrick, 2010)
  • Antisocial Process Screening Device (APSD; Frick & Hare, 2001)
  • Comprehensive Assessment of Psychopathic Personality
  • Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (Ben-Porath & Tellegen, 2008; Butcher et al., 2001)
  • Personality Assessment Inventory (Morey, 1991)
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 7: The concept of psychopathy and risk assessment: Historical developments, contemporary considerations, and future directions
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Historical developments: The psychopathy construct relative to offending
  • Mutual influence of the psychopathy concept and violence risk assessment
  • Contemporary considerations of the psychopathy construct in forensic risk assessment
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 8: Communicating with psychopaths in law enforcement settings
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The psychopathic “label” and effects on communication
  • Communication skills when negotiating with psychopaths
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 9: Negotiating with the psychopathic hostage taker
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The psychopath
  • Specific related research
  • The basics of negotiations
  • Suggested negotiation strategies
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 10: Interviewing psychopaths: Toward a science of investigative interviewing of psychopathic suspects
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • The evolution of practices in police interrogation
  • Preparing to interview a psychopath
  • The establishment of rapport with a psychopath
  • Obtaining an account and presenting the evidence
  • Closing the interview and authenticating a confession
  • Evaluation of the interview process
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 11: Psychopathy evidence in legal proceedings
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Psychopathy, expert evidence, and legal admissibility
  • Psychopathy evidence and inter-rater reliability
  • Psychopathy evidence and the potential for stigmatization
  • Other controversies regarding psychopathy evidence
  • Future directions
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 12: Psychopathy, offending style and crime scene behavior
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Qualitative differences in violence
  • Classification of psychopathy and application to offense behavior
  • Investigative psychology: Avenues for future research
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 13: Psychopathy and drug-related crime and violence
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Theories of addiction and crime
  • Primary and secondary psychopathy
  • What do we know about psychopathy and drug-related crime among juveniles?
  • What do we know about psychopathy and drug-related crime with regard to gender?
  • Convergence based on severe 5% reasoning
  • A role for intervention?
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 14: Are gang members psychopaths?
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • A brief overview of psychopathy in criminology
  • The gang membership/psychopathy link
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 15: Psychopathy and sexual offending over the life course: An exploratory longitudinal investigation
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Historical perspectives
  • Theoretical perspectives
  • The incarcerated serious and violent young offender study
  • The relationship between psychopathy and sexual offending in the ISVYOS
  • Summarizing the relationship of psychopathy and sexual offending
  • Explicating the psychopathy-sexual offending relationship
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 16: Psychopathy is integral to understanding homicide and violence
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Psychopathy and homicide offending
  • Psychopathy and sexual offending
  • Psychopathy and other violent offending
  • Interacting with psychopathic offenders: Familiar insights and novel recommendations
  • Psychopathy is integral to understanding violent offenders
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 17: Psychopathy in human trafficking offenders: Current trends and challenges
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Literature review
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 18: Psychopathy and terrorist involvement
  • Abstracts
  • Introduction
  • Paradigm one—Psychopathy as key
  • Paradigm two—Personality as key
  • Paradigm three—Synthesizing the evidence
  • Paradigm four—The empirical turn
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 19: Psychopathy and corporate crime
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Psychopathy: From clinical and correctional settings to corporation
  • What differentiates corporate psychopaths from psychopaths found in prison settings?
  • Financial crime
  • Corporate fraud
  • Introducing the concept of antipersonnel crime: The hidden face of corporate crime
  • How corporate psychopaths operate
  • What can be done to prevent corporate crime?
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 20: Psychopathy: Cybercrime and cyber abuse
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Psychopathy and disordered internet use
  • Psychopathy and cyber aggression
  • Psychopathy and online sexual behavior
  • Psychopathy and online child pornography
  • Psychopathy and cyber deceit and fraud
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 21: Psychopathy and animal cruelty offenders
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Conceptualizations of animal cruelty
  • Animal cruelty and the legal system
  • Animal cruelty offenders
  • Theories of animal cruelty
  • Research on psychopathic traits and animal cruelty
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • 22: Treatment of psychopathic offenders: A review of research, past, and current practice
  • Abstract
  • Introduction
  • Psychopathy and response to treatment
  • Psychopathy treatment reviews
  • Ineffective treatment approaches: What doesn’t work
  • Promising treatment approaches: What might work
  • Implementation of the two-component model: Component 1
  • Implementation of the two-component model: Component 2
  • Empirical support for promising treatment approaches
  • Conclusions
  • References
  • Afterword—Psychopathy: Key unresolved questions
  • What have we learned?
  • Psychopathy: Three key unresolved questions
  • References
  • Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 536
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2021
  • Published: October 27, 2021
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128114193
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128114209

About the Editors

Paulo Marques

Paulo Barbosa Marques is a chartered clinical and forensic psychologist and a law enforcement officer. He began his law enforcement career serving as a frontline police officer in the Polícia de Segurança Pública (PSP) and later as a criminal investigator at the Criminal Investigation Department – Organized Crime Brigade. Paulo is now an inspector at the Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF), the Portuguese Immigration and Borders Service. He holds a Master’s in Law and Security from the Faculty of Law - NOVA University of Lisbon, a postgraduate diploma in Internal Security, and a Licentiate degree in Psychology. Over the past years, his research has focused on the police officers, prosecutors and judges perceptions of investigative interviewing operational practices and training needs in Portugal. Paulo regularly presents at conferences to both academics and practitioners.

Affiliations and Expertise

Inspector, Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras (SEF), the Portuguese Immigration and Borders, 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). Mauro received his Master's degree in Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine completing his research in the field of spousal violence. He is a PhD student at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Coimbra (Portugal). He is also a member of the Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CINEICC) and the Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics Laboratory (PsyAssessmentLab). He is an author and coordinator of several books and is a guest lecturer at various national and international universities.

Affiliations and Expertise

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

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, Portugal

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