1. Introduction

  1. Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm1,2 and
  2. Jan-Olof Nyholm1
  1. Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm1,2 and
  2. Jan-Olof Nyholm1

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119944980.ch1

Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide

Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide

How to Cite

Häkkänen-Nyholm, H. and Nyholm, J.-O. (2012) Introduction, in Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide (eds H. Häkkänen-Nyholm and J.-O. Nyholm), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781119944980.ch1

Editor Information

  1. 1

    PsyJuridica Ltd, Espoo, Finland

  2. 2

    University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Finland

Author Information

  1. 1

    PsyJuridica Ltd, Espoo, Finland

  2. 2

    University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 MAR 2012
  2. Published Print: 9 MAR 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470972380

Online ISBN: 9781119944980

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Keywords:

  • nature of psychopathy;
  • affective, interpersonal, behavioral;
  • psychopathic individuals;
  • antisocial behavior;
  • Cleckley's text The Mask of Sanity;
  • psychopathy checklist, and PCL-R;
  • PCL-R items, four factors;
  • construct of psychopathy;
  • psychopathy core areas;
  • clinical judgment

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Nature of Psychopathy

  • Short History

  • Measurement

  • Practical Application and Study Populations

  • Future Directions

  • The Structure of This Text

  • References