For over two centuries, psychopathy has stood as perhaps the most formidable risk factor for antisocial behavior, crime, and violence. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime presents the state-of-the-art on the full landscape of research on antisocial behavior that employs psychopathy as a central correlate. It is the largest and most comprehensive work of its kind, and includes contributions from renowned scholars from around the world.
Organized into five distinctive sections, this book covers the etiology of psychopathy; the measurement of psychopathy; the association between psychopathy and diverse forms of homicidal and sexual offending, including serial murder, sexual homicide, rape and child molestation; criminal careers and psychopathy; the role of psychopathy in criminal justice system supervision, including institutional misconduct, noncompliance, and recidivism.
This book is an essential resource for students and researchers in criminology, psychology, and criminal justice and will be of interested to all those interested in criminal behavior, sexual and violent crime, forensic psychology and forensic mental health.
Table of Contents
Part 1: Etiology of Psychopathy 1. Psychopathy and Crime Are Inextricably Linked 2. Tracing the Effect of Psychopathy on Future Offending through Two Layers of Proactive Criminal Thinking 3. Structural Models of Personality and Psychopathy 4. Psychopathy and Empathy 5. Psychopathy and Emotion Regulation: Taking Stock and Moving Forward 6. Callous-Unemotional Traits: Relevance and Implications for Juvenile Justice 7. Neurogenetics Approaches to Understanding Psychopathy 8. The Neural Basis of Psychopathy 9. The Intergenerational Transmission of Psychopathy 10. Neurological Profiles of Psychopathy: A Neurodevelopmental Perspective 11. Childhood and Adolescent Psychopathy Part 2: Measurement of Psychopathy 12. The Elemental Psychopathy Assessment 13. Key Findings and Operational Lessons in the Measurement of Psychopathy within the Incarcerated Serious and Violent Young Offender Study 14. Psychopathic Personality Traits Model (PPTM): A New Approach to Defining Psychopathy 15. The PCL-R Family of Psychopathy Measures: Dimensionality and Predictive Utility of the PCL-R, PCL:SV, PCL: YV, SRP-III, and SRP-SF 16. The Triarchic Psychopathy Model: Theory and Measurement 17. The Triarchic Model of Psychopathy among Incarcerated Male Youths: A Psychometric Study Part 3: Homicide, Sexual Offending, and Psychopathy 18. Psychopathy and Homicide 19. The Perpetual Influence of Dark Traits on Alienists 20. Psychopathy among Juvenile Homicide Offenders 21. Psychopathy and Sexual Aggression: A Review of Empirical Research 22. Sadism, Psychopathy and Sexual Offending 23. Psychopathy and Sexual Offending 24. Psychopathy and Sexuality: Impersonal and Exploitive 25. Psychopathy and Sexual Assault 26. The Psychopathic Sexually Sadistic Offender 27. Psychopathy and Sexual Violence Part 4: Criminal Careers, Comorbidities, and Psychopathy 28. Juvenile Psychopathy and Juvenile Delinquency 29. Psychopathy and Offending Trajectories 30. Psychopathic Narcissism and Antisocial Behavior 31. Developmental Pathways to Adolescent Callous-Unemotional Traits: The Role of Environmental Adversity, Symptoms of Borderline Personality and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders 32. Psychopathic Traits and Substance Use: Co-occurrence and Overlapping Etiological Pathways 33. Psychopathy and Violent Crime 34. The Severe 5% and Psychopathy 35. Examining the Relationship between Suicidal Behavior and Psychopathic Traits through the Lens of the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide 36. Psychopathic Traits and Conduct Problems Predicting Bullying and Victimization: Testing Unique and Interactive Associations Part 5: The Criminal Justice System and Psychopathy 37. Psychopathy among Juvenile Justice System-Involved Youth 38. Psychopathy and Sexual Offender Recidivism 39. The Treatment of Psychopathy 40. Psychopathy: An Obscure Public Health Issue 41. Psychopathy in the Courts 42. Psychopathy and Risk Assessment
Matt DeLisi is Coordinator of Criminal Justice Studies, Professor in the Department of Sociology, and Faculty Affiliate of the Center for the Study of Violence at Iowa State University, USA.
"Matt DeLisi deserves kudos for putting together what is surely the most comprehensive, detailed, and up-to-date exploration of psychopathy available. The contributions reflect multiple and diverse perspectives on core issues ranging from etiology to assessment to antisocial conduct. The Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime is a must-have for anyone whose research or practice touches on this perplexing disorder."
- Professor Stephen D. Hart, ¿Department of Psychology, Simon Fraser University, Canada
"The Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime is a must-read edited volume for anyone seriously interested in understanding psychopathy. Professor DeLisi did the field a major service by putting together this much-needed collection of works written by the "Who’s Who" of psychopathy researchers. I know that I will be consulting this book for years to come in my own work and assigning it in my courses. Without a doubt, any serious psychopathy scholar will want to add this book to their collection."
- Kevin M. Beaver, Judith Rich Harris Professor of Criminology, Florida State University, USA