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

Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior

1st Edition

Current Trends and Challenges

Editors: Paulo Marques Mauro Paulino Laura Alho
Paperback ISBN: 9780128114193
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st November 2021
Page Count: 536
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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


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

Robert D. Hare
1. Practical considerations for the clinical and forensic use of psychopathy
Jason M. Smith, Carl B. Gacono, Ted B. Cunliffe, and Aaron Kivisto
2. The emergence and development of psychopathy
Laura Alho, Mauro Paulino, Paulo Barbosa Marques, and J. Reid Meloy
3. Neural correlates of psychopathy: A comprehensive review
Ana Seara-Cardoso, Margarida Vasconcelos, Adriana Sampaio, and Craig Neumann
4. Emotional functioning in psychopathy: A critical review and integration with general emotion theories
Lieke Nentjes, Carlo Garofalo, and David S. Kosson
5. The development of psychopathy through the lifespan and its relation to offending
David P. Farrington and Henriette Bergstrøm
6. Assessment of psychopathy and antisocial behavior
Mauro Paulino, Mário R. Simões, Leslie Morey, Brittany Penson, Paulo Barbosa Marques, and Laura Alho
7. The concept of psychopathy and risk assessment: Historical developments, contemporary considerations, and future directions
Ryan Veal and James R.P. Ogloff
8. Communicating with psychopaths in law enforcement settings
Jeff Thompson, Paulo Barbosa Marques, Laura Alho, and Mauro Filipe Paulino
9. Negotiating with the psychopathic hostage taker
James L. Greenstone
10. Interviewing psychopaths: Toward a science of investigative interviewing of psychopathic suspect
Paulo Barbosa Marques and Michel St-Yves
11. Psychopathy evidence in legal proceedings
John F. Edens and Tiffany N. Truong
12. Psychopathy, offending style and crime scene behavior
Sophia Tkazky, Donna Youngs, and David Rowlands
13. Psychopathy and drug-related crime and violence
Michael G. Vaughn, Katherine J. Holzer, and Jacob Eikenberry
14. Are gang members psychopaths?
Jennifer J. Tostlebe and David C. Pyrooz
15. Psychopathy and sexual offending over the life course: An exploratory longitudinal investigation
Evan McCuish, Patrick Lussier, and Raymond Corrado
16. Psychopathy is integral to understanding homicide and violence
Matt DeLisi and Bryanna Fox
17. Psychopathy in human trafficking offenders: Current trends and challenges

Holly Hargreaves-Cormany, James Beasley, Terri Patterson, Kara Meadows, Princess-Kasharáe Middleton, Ellen Wood, Jonathan Alicchio, and Nathanael Gaspar

18. Psychopathy and terrorist involvement
Emily Corner and Paul Gill
19. Psychopathy and corporate crime
Cynthia Mathieu
20. Psychopathy: Cybercrime and cyber abuse
Evita March
21. Psychopathy and animal cruelty offenders
Sara C. Haden, Shelby E. McDonald, and Wyatt D’Emilia
22. Treatment of psychopathic offenders: A review of research, past, and current practice
Mark E. Olver
Afterword - Psychopathy: Key unresolved questions
Scott O. Lilienfeld


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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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