Psychopathic Homicide Offenders

Lee Mellor, Katherine Ramsland, Michel Funicelli

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHomicide, A Forensic Psychology Casebook
EditorsJoan Swart, Lee Mellor
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherTaylor and Francis Inc.
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781315370019
ISBN (Print)9780367596187, 9781498731522
Publication statusPublished - 2017


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