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    Psychopathy In Offenders

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    V. Summary of The Article. In this 2014 article, “Interpersonal and Affective Traits of Psychopathy in Child Sexual Abusers: Evidence from a Pilot Study Sample of Italian Offenders”, by Adriano Schimmenti, Alessia Passanisi, and Vincenzo Caretti, analyzes evidence from a study of inmates in Italy, all of whom were convicted of violent crimes. They were interested in seeing if those inmates convicted of child sex abuse (CSA) has a higher rating of psychopathic behavior than those inmates not convicted of CSA. They knew that the features of psychopathic behavior were characterized by Hare & Neumann (2008, as cited in Schimmenti et al., 2014) as a constellation of interpersonal, affective, and behavioral characteristics such as grandiosity,…

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    Psychopathy is defined as “a mental disorder in which an individual manifests amoral and antisocial behavior, lack of ability to love or establish meaningful personal relationships, extreme egocentricity, failure to learn from experience, etc.”(Dictionary). Psychopaths are found in every country, belong to every race, and the majority are men. “According to research studies, approxmently1 in 100 people are psychopaths, who blend into society and they probably exhibited signs of the condition at…

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    Psychopathy is a serious personality disorder that defined by both emotional detachment and antisocial behavior. According to Ashley S. Hampton, factors that include the psychopathy are impulsivity, lack of responsibility and remorse after hurting, exposing himself in dangerous situations, having violence and aggressive behaviors, failure to conform to social norms... These factor related behaviors are important for the court decision to evaluate the person’s future criminal behavior. The…

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    Sociopathy Vs Psychopathy

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    Statements of Interest The misconception of many is to assume that psychopathy and sociopathy are the same disorders. While they are very similar there are key characteristics which make them different. These mental disorders are classified differently in the DSM-5 “The diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders” in addition to that both are under the subgroup of antisocial personality disorder. It is common for both mental disorders to be used in the place of one another. Although…

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    Understanding how human behavior is linked to ¬¬¬different disorders is essential while striving to comprehend crime and its causes. Many professionals often assume psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder are identical, and interchangeably utilize the two terms. Upon further investigation and research, both have been proven to be in fact different, and entail different elements. Psychopathy is a bundle of socially deviant behaviors and personality traits; antisocial personality disorder,…

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    INTRODUCTION A psychopath individual is known to act very impulsively, with disregard for others emotions, and against common social norms.5 Psychopathy is a mental health disorder that causes patients to exhibit lack of compassion and concern for others.2 Although there is a lot of information available to the public about how a psychopath acts, there is not much research done on why certain individuals exhibit psychopathic behaviors. Psychopaths exhibit certain characteristics and the…

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    Psychopathy and its Role in Morality Psychopathy can be defined as a psychological disorder that is characterized by immoral and occasionally antisocial behavior. This disorder is commonly associated with the inability to form loving, or emotional bonds to other people, or things. However it is distinct from sociopathy, which is commonly used interchangeably, which in reality is incorrect. Sociopathy can be defined as a disorder in which a person takes part in antisocial, and oftentimes criminal…

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    as to what psychopathy and antisocial personality disorder is, as are other people. We often associate psychopaths to crazy, killers, or our exes. I have done that a time or five myself. Now, bear with me here because a lot is still left to discover about psychopaths and antisocial personality disorder. Some common questions I have asked myself (and researched) and others may have wondered are the ones not completely answered yet. What is antisocial personality disorder? Antisocial personality…

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    Essay On Psychopathy

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    Although some people are certain that psychopathy is a disorder that can be treated with drugs that alter brain functioning, it seems very unlikely that treatment will work. Psychopathy involves a wide variety of symptoms with seemingly little in common other than their moral and social unreliability. Some would argue that psychopathy is untreatable because it is not a disorder, rather it is an evolved strategy. This means that psychopathy might have been adaptive in an ancestral environment or…

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    Criminal Behavior Analysis

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    For centuries, humans have made an attempt at discovering what makes a criminal a criminal. There are many theories and approaches that endeavor to explain criminal behavior. One theory, psychopathy, combines factors such genes and environment to explain deviant behavior. Psychopathy is used to explain some, but not all criminal behavior and has been widely accepted and researched by the criminal justice, psychology, and other science fields. Psychopathy and crime are closely linked to each…

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