6. Psychopathic Features in Adolescence

  1. Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm2,3 and
  2. Jan-Olof Nyholm2
  1. Nina Lindberg

Published Online: 23 MAR 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781119944980.ch6

Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide

Psychopathy and Law: A Practitioner's Guide

How to Cite

Lindberg, N. (2012) Psychopathic Features in Adolescence, 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.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 2

    PsyJuridica Ltd, Espoo, Finland

  2. 3

    University of Helsinki, Institute of Behavioural Sciences, Finland

Author Information

  1. Helsinki University Central Hospital, Finland

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470972380

Online ISBN: 9781119944980



  • adolescence, psychopathic features;
  • personality disorder, in adolescence;
  • childhood-onset CD;
  • persistent, pervasive behavior;
  • biological factors and CD;
  • psychosocial factors;
  • juvenile criminality;
  • psychopathic traits;
  • preventive measures;
  • supportive interventions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Personality Disorder in Adolescence

  • The Relationship of Psychopathic Traits in Childhood and Adolescence With Conduct Disorder and Antisocial Personality Disorder

  • Biological Factors

  • Psychosocial Factors

  • Psychopathic Traits and Juvenile Criminality

  • Stability of Psychopathic Traits

  • On Treatment

  • References