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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 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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    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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    Not all killers are psychopaths, and not all psychopaths will become killers. Psychopathy encompasses a personality marked by superficial charm, shallowness, grandiosity, and manipulativeness; additionally, psychopaths lack remorse and empathy, are impulsive and easily bored, and sometimes have poor behavioral control that leads to delinquency or criminal activity. These qualities, to the average person, indicate that psychopathy is a killer’s affliction. However, these are traits that many…

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    Poor mental and physical health problems are also risk factors for male-perpetrated IPV (Machisa et al., 2016). It has been found that many IPV perpetrators have comorbid mental health issues and health complications (Semiatin et al., 2016). Psychopathy may be considered a key feature in understanding IPV perpetration (Okano, Langille, & Walsh, 2016). Psychopathy “is a personality syndrome characterized by cold and callous lack of affect, grandiose and manipulative interpersonal style,…

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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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    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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    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 is a mental illness/disorder that stems from Antisocial Personality disorder. People who suffer from psychopathy lack feelings of empathy, certain other emotions, and can also be very manipulative and violent, which brings us to the issue of whether or not the actions of a psychopath are justified. Many people think that they are not justified because they commit violent crimes/actions, but there is also another side to this issue which says that the actions of a psychopath are…

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    possibility that psychopathy is related to genetics, being passed from parent to child. A strong connection between childhood trauma to the frontal lobes or the region that allows human emotion and abuse exists between psychopaths as well. Psychopathic brains have a reduction of gray matter, fewer neurons, and increased white matter in the frontal lobes which causes more connections between the neurons- cells that transmit nerve impulses; it also is consistent with a defect in the taking away of…

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