Psychopathy: Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behavior (Paperback)

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Psychopathy remains one of the least understood personality disorders and one of the most intransigent to therapeutic amelioration. Better understanding of this disorder is not helped by its DSM definition, which specifies diagnostic criteria in terms of concrete antisocial behaviors rather than psychological dynamics. In a concerted effort to remedy this situation, this volume brings together a distinguished array of contributors to provide a comprehensive review of research on psychopathy--its nature, causes, and effects on the individual and society, as well as current management approaches.

About the Author


Theodore Millon, PhD, DSc, Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology, Coral Gables, Florida.

Erik Simonsen, MD, Institute of Personality Theory and Psychopathology, Roskilde, Denmark.

Morten Birket-Smith, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Roger D. Davis, PhD, Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology, Coral Gables, Florida.

Praise For…


"The cast of writers is international and outstanding."
— Psychiatric Services

"This book is an excellent resource for any professional who must deal with psychopaths or perform risk assessment in forensic populations."
— Issues in Child Abuse Accusations


Product Details
ISBN: 9781572308640
ISBN-10: 1572308648
Publisher: The Guilford Press
Publication Date: December 18th, 2002
Pages: 476
Language: English