23 Clinical and Forensic Issues in the Assessment of Psychopathy
IV. SPECIAL ASSESSMENT ISSUES
Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
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Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition
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Hart, S. D. and Storey, J. E. 2012. Clinical and Forensic Issues in the Assessment of Psychopathy . Handbook of Psychology, Second Edition. 11:IV:23.
- Published Online: 26 SEP 2012
Due to the fact that psychopathy is prevalent in forensic settings and potentially relevant to a wide range of legal issues, particularly violence risk, the assessment of psychopathy is a fundamental skill for clinical-forensic psychologists. The chapter begins with a discussion of the nature of psychopathy. It then reviews the most commonly used procedures for assessing psychopathy, including diagnostic interviews, self-report questionnaires and inventories, and expert rating scales. This is followed by a discussion of the legal relevance of psychopathy. It ends by summarizing recommendations for best practice and identifying areas in need of further research.
- antisocial personality disorder;
- dissocial personality disorder;