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10. Forever a Psychopath? Psychopathy and the Criminal Career Trajectory

  1. Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm2,3 and
  2. Jan-Olof Nyholm2
  1. Julia Shaw and
  2. Stephen Porter

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119944980.ch10

Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide

Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide

How to Cite

Shaw, J. and Porter, S. (2012) Forever a Psychopath? Psychopathy and the Criminal Career Trajectory, 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.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    PsyJuridica Ltd, Espoo, Finland

  2. 3

    University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Finland

Author Information

  1. University of British Columbia-Okanagan, USA

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:

  • criminal career trajectory;
  • psychopathy and criminal careers;
  • psychopathy stability, across adulthood;
  • criminal trajectories;
  • psychopathy in children, youth;
  • recidivism risk;
  • desistance, in the psychopathic young;
  • reducing recidivism and violence;
  • sex offending;
  • psychopaths, choosing to desist crime

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Psychopathy in Children and Youth

  • Violent Offending

  • Sex Offending

  • Conclusion

  • References