3. Psychopathy and Brain Function: Empirical Findings and Legal Implications

  1. Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm3,4 and
  2. Jan-Olof Nyholm3
  1. Christopher Patrick1,
  2. Noah C. Venables1 and
  3. Jennifer Skeem2

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119944980.ch3

Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide

Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide

How to Cite

Patrick, C., Venables, N. C. and Skeem, J. (2012) Psychopathy and Brain Function: Empirical Findings and Legal Implications, 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.ch3

Editor Information

  1. 3

    PsyJuridica Ltd, Espoo, Finland

  2. 4

    University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Finland

Author Information

  1. 1

    Florida State University, USA

  2. 2

    University of California, Irvine (UC Irvine), 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:

  • psychopathy and brain function;
  • legal implications;
  • ERP, techniques;
  • diagnostic distinctions;
  • functional imaging findings;
  • nature, psychological interpretation;
  • systematic, constructive replication;
  • electrocortical studies;
  • P3 brain potential amplitude;
  • legal issues, psychopathy measures

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Diagnostic Distinctions

  • Brain Measurement Techniques

  • Neuroimaging Studies of Psychopathy

  • Electrocortical Studies of Psychopathy

  • Key Assumptions in Research on Brain Function in Psychopathy That

  • Constrain Stability, Interpretation, and Practical Utility of Findings

  • Acknowledgements

  • References