Thinking about Psychopaths and Psychopathy

Thinking about Psychopaths and Psychopathy

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This volume provides a clear and compelling introduction to a most significant topic. Compiled by members of a Harvard seminar, it directs attention to issues raised by the general public and by students of social science and criminal justice. The frequently asked questions address: psychopaths and psychopathy, sociopathy, and antisocial personality disorder; psychological, biological, gender-related, and other theories of causation; psychological and other treatments and their use and effectiveness; media portrayals of and legal responses to psychopaths. The case examples include: conventional criminals, thieves, killers, a head of state, a member of organized crime, a former college research subject, and characters in works of fiction and of nonfiction; nonconventional white-collar corporate executives, authors, a professor, a politician, an imposter, the corporation, a video game, and cults and their leaders. The extensive bibliography directs students and the public interested in further material to the important world where psychology and law, morality, and public policy interact. This brief and readable book is the first place to look for what most people want to know about psychopaths and psychopathy.reading his typologies of a psychopath, one can see that the main character of Grand Theft Auto fits the typology of a criminal psychopath. ... Though Carl Johnson, the main character of Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas certainly kills police officers in order to flee them, ... of prostitutes, rival gang members, police officers, and innocent civilians; drug and arms trade and use; store and home robberies;anbsp;...

Title:Thinking about Psychopaths and Psychopathy
Author:Ellsworth Lapham Fersch
Publisher:iUniverse - 2006-10


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