Psychopathy as Unified Theory of Crime

  • MattĀ DeLisi

Part of the Palgrave's Frontiers in Criminology Theory book series (FCRT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Matt DeLisi
    Pages 97-131
  3. Matt DeLisi
    Pages 133-170
  4. Matt DeLisi
    Pages 171-196
  5. Matt DeLisi
    Pages 225-236
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 237-243

About this book


This book applies the psychopathy concept toward the understanding of crime. Drawing on hundreds of studies and his own clinical, research, and practitioner experience working with the most antisocial and violent offenders, the author demonstrates that psychopathy can explain all forms of crime across the life course, and also examines the biosocial foundations of the disorder. With an abundance of case studies and historical references, written in a distinctive writing style, the book is equally fascinating to the academic scholar and the true crime buff alike.


Psychopathy crime violence psychopaths criminal justice genetics neuroscience life course law criminal law criminology forensics penology psychology Psychopath social science society sociology

Authors and affiliations

  • MattĀ DeLisi
    • 1
  1. 1.Criminal Justice StudiesIowa State UniversityAmesUSA

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