This book chapter deals with the broad topic of psychopathy namely its aetiology (i.e., genetics and environmental factors), its general features and assessments instruments (e.g., PCL-R), and the typology of psychopathy. The chapter further addresses a variety of characteristics of psychopathic homicide offenders and concludes with some recommendations on handling interviews, and treatment of psychopaths.
|Title of host publication||Homicide, A Forensic Psychology Casebook|
|Editors||Joan Swart, Lee Mellor|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Publisher||Taylor and Francis Inc.|
|Number of pages||21|
|ISBN (Print)||9780367596187, 9781498731522|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|