Psychopathy: Theory, Research and Implications for Society

  • David J. Cooke
  • Adelle E. Forth
  • Robert D. Hare

Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (ASID, volume 88)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Robert D. Hare
    Pages 1-11
  3. David J. Cooke
    Pages 13-45
  4. Thomas A. Widiger
    Pages 47-68
  5. Robert D. Hare
    Pages 105-137
  6. Keith McBurnett, Linda Pfiffner
    Pages 189-203
  7. Sheilagh Hodgins, Gilles Côté, Jean Toupin
    Pages 231-256
  8. Norbert Nedopil, Matthias Hollweg, Julia Hartmann, Robert Jaser
    Pages 257-268
  9. Friedrich Lösel
    Pages 303-354
  10. Stephen D. Hart
    Pages 355-373
  11. James F. Hemphill, Ron Templeman, Stephen Wong, Robert D. Hare
    Pages 375-399
  12. James R. P. Ogloff, David R. Lyon
    Pages 401-422
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 423-428

About this book


Psychopathy is a very important concept for those working in the field of criminal justice - investigators, prosecutors, and those who have to evaluate, manage and treat offenders. In Psychopathy: Theory, Research and Implications for Society, detailed, empirically based contributions by the world's leading researchers describe the relevance of the construct to practical and policy issues, examining its relevance to such topics as treatment, risk management and recidivism. The use of the concept in a range of populations is discussed, including juveniles, children, and the mentally disordered, as well as across cultures. The major strength of the volume is that the validity of the psychopathy construct is enhanced by the extensive empirical support: contributors explore topics including the genetic, biological, affective, interpersonal and information processing models that underpin the disorder.
Audience: All those dealing with offenders - psychologists, psychiatrists, lawyers, judges, prison administrators and those who formulate policy in the criminal justice system.


Assessment Crime Criminal Justice Criminal career Emotion Psychopath Psychopathy Recidivism Violence

Editors and affiliations

  • David J. Cooke
    • 1
  • Adelle E. Forth
    • 2
  • Robert D. Hare
    • 3
  1. 1.Douglas Inch CentreGlasgow Caledonian UniversityGlasgowUK
  2. 2.Carleton UniversityOttawaCanada
  3. 3.University of British ColumbiaVancouverCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-0-7923-4920-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-3965-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0258-123X
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