11. Psychopathy in Prisons

  1. Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm2,3 and
  2. Jan-Olof Nyholm2
  1. Hannu Lauerma

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119944980.ch11

Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide

Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide

How to Cite

Lauerma, H. (2012) Psychopathy in Prisons, 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.ch11

Editor Information

  1. 2

    PsyJuridica Ltd, Espoo, Finland

  2. 3

    University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Finland

Author Information

  1. National Institute for Health and Welfare, University of Turku and Psychiatric Hospital for Prisoners, Turku and Vantaa, Finland

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470972380

Online ISBN: 9781119944980



  • psychopathy in prisons;
  • psychopathy, and affective, lifestyles;
  • primary, secondary psychopathy;
  • instrumental violence;
  • society, and the offending psychopath;
  • psychopathy and prison staff;
  • prisons, and psychopathic interaction;
  • psychiatric care;
  • intimidating the staff;
  • legal consequences, expected


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • The Offending Psychopath and Society

  • Psychopathy and the Prison Staff

  • Psychiatric Care

  • Measures Against Psychopathic Behavior

  • References