The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law

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Edition: 2nd
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Pub. Date: 2021-02-08
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The economic impact of society's attempts to rehabilitate and contain psychopathically disordered individuals can be enormous. Understanding the nature of these disorders, developing accurate and valid assessment methods, and providing effective treatment and safe management cannot be underestimated. Including contributions from an international panel of experts from Europe, North America, and Asia, this two-volume set offers an in-depth, multidisciplinary look at key aspects of the development and etiology of psychopathic disorders; current methods of intervention, treatment, and management; and how these disorders impact decision-making in civil and criminal law.

The most comprehensive major reference work available on psychopathy and the law, The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law, 2nd Edition

  • Covers the full history and conceptual development of psychopathic disorders
  • Provides unique and enlightening perspectives on the subject from some of the world’s most well-renowned professionals in the field
  • Looks at the etiology and pathogenesis of psychopathic disorders
  • Examines current methods for the intervention, treatment, and management of ADHD, antisocial behavior, and impulsive aggression
  • Provides in-depth discussions of civil and criminal law issues

The Wiley International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law, 2nd Edition is a must-have reference for practitioners and academics in clinical psychology, forensic psychology, psychiatry, probation, law, law enforcement, and social work.

Author Biography

Alan R. Felthous, M.D., is Professor and Director of the Forensic Psychiatry Division, Saint Louis University School of Medicine. Past President or Vice President of several national forensic organizations and current senior editor of Behavioral Sciences and the Law, Professor Felthous' major interests are antisocial and aggressive behavior and the legal aspects of preventing clinical violence. He has written and lectured extensively and internationally on these topics.

Henning Saß, M.D., Prof. Emeritus, was trained at the Department of Psychiatry, Medical Faculty of the Heidelberg University. He held the chair of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Munich and the chair of Psychiatry at the University of Technology, RWTH Aachen. He was president of the German Society for Psychiatry (DGPPN) and of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA). His publishing activities were in the fields of diagnostic research, personality disorders, and general psychopathology in the sense of Jaspers. Currently his main activities are forensic psychiatric reports in Criminal and Civil Law.

Table of Contents

Dedication Page

About the Editors


Preface to Volume I


Introduction to Volume I

Part I Conceptual History

Chapter 1 History and Conceptual Development of Psychopathic Disorders
Henning Saß and Alan R. Felthous

Part II Assessment

Chapter 2 Psychiatric Assessment
Paul Hoff and Sabine C. Herpertz

Chapter 3 Personality Disorders and Psychopathy: Comorbidity and Common Processes
Casey M. Strickland, Emily R. Perkins, Robert F. Krueger, and Christopher J. Patrick

Chapter 4 The Forensic Assessment of Psychopathy
Robert D. Hare

Chapter 5 Subtypes and Variations of Psychopathic Disorders
Andrea Mokros, Robert D. Hare, Craig S. Neumann, and Elmar Habermeyer

Chapter 6 Risks of Diagnosing Psychopathic Disorders
Norbert Leygraf and Klaus Elsner

Part III Etiology and Pathogenesis

Chapter 7 Familial Genetics of Psychopathic Disorders
David Goldman, Francesca Ducci, and Miri Gitik

Chapter 8 Behavioral Genetics in Antisocial Spectrum Disorders with Particular Attention to Epigenetics
Tracy D. Gunter and Seth M. Judd

Chapter 9 The Interaction between Genes, Neurotransmitters, and Upbringing in Antisocial Conduct
Armon J. Tamatea and Grant Gillett

Chapter 10 Neurotransmitter Function in Impulsive Aggression and Intermittent Explosive Disorder
Jennifer R. Fanning, Royce Lee, and Emil F. Coccaro

Chapter 11 Functional and Structural Brain Imaging Research on Psychopathy
Yaling Yang and Adrian Raine

Chapter 12 Neuroimaging Perspectives in Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Strategies
Jürgen L. Müller

Chapter 13 Monoamine Oxidase A (MAO-A) Gene Variants in Psychopathic Disorders and their Impact Brain Structure and Function
Nathan J. Kolla and Paul Benassi

Chapter 14 Psychophysiological Correlates of Psychopathic Disorders
Rebecca J. Houston and Matthew S. Stanford

Chapter 15 Electrophysiology
Sabine C. Herpertz and Katja Bertsch

Chapter 16 Cognitive Correlates
Herta Flor and Jens Foell

Chapter 17 “Family Upbringing”: Family Factors as Predictors for the Development of Antisocial Behavior and Psychopathy Dimensions
Maya K. Krischer, Kathrin Sevecke, and Gerd Lehmkuhl

Chapter 18 Child Maltreatment and Psychopathy
Adriano Schimmenti, Felice F. Carabellese, and Vincenzo Caretti

Chapter 19 Social Origins of Psychopathy
David P. Farrington and Henriette Bergstrøm

Chapter 20 A Psychoanalytic View of the Psychopath
J. Reid Meloy and Jessica Yakeley

Chapter 21 Women and Girls with Psychopathic Characteristics
Tonia L. Nicholls, Ilvy Goossens, Candice L. Odgers, and David J. Cooke

Chapter 22 The Role of ADHD in the Etiology and Outcome of Antisocial Behavior and Psychopathy
Georg von Polier, Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Kerstin Konrad, and Timo D. Vloet

Chapter 23 Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Psychopathy in Adults
Wolfgang Retz

Chapter 24 Brain Trauma
Hannelore Ehrenreich, Henning Krampe, and Anna-Leena Sirén

Chapter 25 Acquired Sociopathy and Its Assessment
Robert P. Granacher, Jr., and Manish A. Fozdar

Chapter 26 Successful and Unsuccessful Psychopathy: An Updated Neurobiological Model
Yu Gao, Robert A. Schug, Yonglin Huang, and Adrian Raine

Chapter 27 Psychopathy in the Workplace
Cynthia Mathieu, Paul Babiak, and Robert D. Hare

Chapter 28 Comorbidities of Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder: Prevalence and Implications
Elena Carmen Nichita and Peter F. Buckley

Chapter 29 The Paraphilic Disorders and Psychopathy
John M.W. Bradford, Philip Firestone, and Adekunle Garba Ahmed

Chapter 30 Sexual Sadism and Psychopathy in Sexual Homicide
Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan

Chapter 31 The Role of Psychopathy in Stalking
James R.P. Ogloff, Ryan G. Veal, Daniel E. Shea, and Troy McEwan

Part IV Intervention, Treatment and Management

Chapter 32 Treatment and Management of Oppositional Defiant Disorders and Conduct Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Manfred Doepfner, Anja Goertz-Dorten, Charlotte Hanisch, and Hans-Christoph Steinhausen

Chapter 33 Intervention, Treatment and Management of ADHD
Timo D. Vloet, Georg von Polier, and Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann

Chapter 34 The Pharmacotherapy of Impulsive Aggression in Psychopathic Disorders
Alan R. Felthous and Matt S. Stanford

Chapter 35 Psychotherapy of Psychopathic Disorders
Gwen Adshead and Gill McGauley

Chapter 36 Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment and Management
Andreas Hill, Peer Briken, and Wolfgang Berner

Chapter 37 Antisocial Disorders and Intimate Partner Violence: Treatment Considerations
L. Kevin Hamberger and Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling

Chapter 38 The Role of Psychopathic Traits in Workplace and School Violence
Jonathan Howard, Orest Eugene Wasyliw, and James Cavanaugh

Chapter 39 Addressing the Associated Conditions of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Falk Kiefer and Ulrich Frischknecht

Chapter 40 Treatments for Adult Antisocial Syndromes
William H. Reid, Stephen A. Thorne, and Kyle M. Clayton

Chapter 41 Social Policy Considerations on Psychopathic Disorders
Harald Dreßing, Hans Joachim Salize, and Peter Gass

Subject Index

Dedication page


About the Editors


Preface to Volume II


Introduction to Volume II

Part I Civil Law Issues

Chapter 1 Civil Law: Constitution, Structure and Procedures in the United States
Jesse Goldner

Chapter 2 Hospitalization and Civil Commitment in England and Wales
Richard Latham, Martin Zinkler, and Stefan Priebe

Chapter 3 Hospitalization and Civil Commitment of Individuals with Psychopathic Disorders in Germany, Switzerland, Russia and the United States
Elmar Habermeyer, Fanny de Tribolet-Hardy, Alan R. Felthous, and Vladimir V. Motov,

Chapter 4 Preventive Detention and the “Psychopath”: US and International Perspectives
Eric S. Janus

Chapter 5 Preventive Detention in Germany and Europe
Kirstin Drenkhahn and Christine Morgenstern

Chapter 6 Should Psychopathy Qualify for Preventive Outpatient Commitment?
Bruce J. Winick and Charles LoPiccolo, Willy Anand, and Lester Hartswick

Chapter 7 The Clinician’s Duty to Warn or Protect: In the United States, England, Canada, New Zealand, France and Spain
Alan R. Felthous, Roy O’Shaughnessy, Irène François-Purssell, Juan Medrano, and Felice Carabellese

Chapter 8 Evaluating Parents in Child Custody and Abuse Cases and the Utility of Psychological Measures in Screening for Parental Psychopathy or Antisocial Personality
Stephen B. Billick, Jack Castro, Amanda Castro, and Alexandra Junewicz

Chapter 9 The Management of Fitness for Duty in the United States Military
David E. Johnson, David M. Benedek, David M. Walker, and James A. Bourgeois

Chapter 10 An Update on the Psychopath in the Workplace: Disability, Direct Threat and the ADA
Lauren Wylonis, Cheryl D. Wills, Nina Wylonis, and Robert Sadoff

Chapter 11 Disability and Sociopathy
Albert M. Drukteinis

Chapter 12 Legal Issues and Acquired Sociopathy: United States
Robert P. Granacher, Jr., and Manish A. Fozdar

Part II Criminal Law Issues

Chapter 13 Offenders with Antisocial Disorders in the German Criminal Justice System
Dieter Dölling

Chapter 14 Criminal Law: Structures and Procedures
Robert Lloyd Goldstein

Chapter 15 Competence to Stand Trial and Psychopathic Disorders: Updates on Legal and Clinical Perspectives from the USA
Robert L. Weisman, Gretchen N. Foley, and J. Richard Ciccone

Chapter 16 Criminal Forensic Evaluations in Germany
Henning Saß, Hans-Ludwig Kröber, and Alan R. Felthous

Chapter 17 Psychopathic Disorders in Criminal Law and Forensic Psychiatry in Austria
Thomas Stompe, Patrick Frottier, and Hans Schanda

Chapter 18 Psychopathic Disorders and the Criminal Law in Switzerland
Marc Graf and Henning Hachtel

Chapter 19 Insanity, Diminished Responsibility and Personality Disorder in England and Wales
Nigel Eastman and Don Grubin 

Chapter 20 The Forensic Mental Health System and Psychopaths in Japan
Takayuki Okada

Chapter 21 Psychopath and Criminal Responsibility in South Africa: From Antihero to Zero
Sean Kaliski

Chapter 22 The Insanity Defense and Psychopathic Disorders in the United States and Australia
David Greenberg, Kerrie Eagle, and Alan R. Felthous

Chapter 23 Psychopathy, Diminished Capacity and Responsibility
William Connor Darby, Mohan S. Nair, and Robert Weinstock

Chapter 24 Criminal Sentencing: The Role of Mental Health Professionals with Special Consideration for Psychopathic Disorders
Alan R. Felthous

Chapter 25 Psychopathy and the Death Penalty in the United States
James K. Wolfson

Chapter 26 A European Psychiatrist’s View of the Death Penalty
John Gunn

Chapter 27 Hospitalization in Prison
Norbert Konrad and Annette Opitz-Welke

Chapter 28 The Psychopath in Prison
Julio Arboleda-Flórez

Chapter 29 Probation, Policy Change and Personality Disorder
Anthony Goodman and Julie Trebilcock

Chapter 30 Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder and the Offender Personality Disorder Pathway: Lessons from England and Wales
Julie Trebilcock

Chapter 31 Psychopathy and Conditional Release: A United States Perspective
Michael J. Vitacco, Debbie Green, Emily Gottfried, and Hali Griswold

Chapter 32 Ethical Considerations Involving Psychopathic Disorders
Annette Opitz-Welke and Norbert Konrad

Part III Special Issues

Chapter 33 Testimony regarding Behavioral Genomics in Criminal Trials
William Bernet

Chapter 34 Malingering and Psychopathic Disorders
Philip Resnick and Philip Saragoza

Chapter 35 Cultural Considerations of Psychopathy in the Forensic Context
Lori L. Hauser, Ezra E. H. Griffith, Alec Buchanan, and Pedro Ruiz

Chapter 36 The Economics of Crime Rooted in Psychopathic Disorders: Aspects of Law, Public Policy, Rehabilitation and Faith-Based Programs
Jean H. Hollenshead, Frederick R. Parker, Jr., Harvey W. Rubin, Timothy M. Shaughnessy, Emmanuel N. Clottey

Chapter 37 Training and Education for Mental Health Professionals
Rusty Reeves, Richard Rosner, David Reiss, and Waqar Waheed

Case Index

Name Index

Subject Index

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