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.

part I|184 pages

Etiology of psychopathy

chapter 1|10 pages

Psychopathy and crime are inextricably linked

ByMatt DeLisi

chapter 3|18 pages

Structural models of personality and psychopathy

ByDonald R. Lynam, Joshua D. Miller

chapter 4|12 pages

Psychopathy and empathy

ByMichael J. Vitacco, David A. Lishner, Jeremy G. Gay, Amanda Trice

chapter 5|22 pages

Psychopathy and emotion regulation

Taking stock and moving forward
ByCarlo Garofalo, Craig S. Neumann

chapter 6|15 pages

Callous–unemotional traits

Relevance and implications for juvenile justice
ByJames V. Ray, Tina D. Wall Myers

chapter 7|26 pages

Neurogenetics approaches to understanding psychopathy

ByLaura Murray, Hailey L. Dotterer, Rebecca Waller, Luke W. Hyde

chapter 8|15 pages

The neural basis of psychopathy

ByShichun Ling, Rebecca Umbach, Adrian Raine

chapter 9|18 pages

The intergenerational transmission of psychopathy

ByKatherine M. Auty

chapter 10|12 pages

Neurological profiles of psychopathy

A neurodevelopmental perspective
ByYu Gao

chapter 11|19 pages

Childhood and adolescent psychopathy

ByOlivier F. Colins, Henrik Andershed

part II|91 pages

Measurement of psychopathy

chapter 12|16 pages

The Elemental Psychopathy Assessment

ByBrandon Weiss, Donald R. Lynam, Joshua D. Miller

chapter 14|9 pages

Psychopathic Personality Traits Model (PPTM)

A new approach to defining psychopathy
ByDaniel Boduszek, Agata Debowska, Dominic Willmott

chapter 15|16 pages

The PCL–R family of psychopathy measures

Dimensionality and predictive utility of the PCL–R, PCL: SV, PCL: YV, SRP–III, and SRP–SF
ByAgata Debowska, Daniel Boduszek, Russell Woodfield

chapter 16|24 pages

The triarchic psychopathy model

Theory and measurement
ByMartin Sellbom

chapter 17|11 pages

The triarchic model of psychopathy among incarcerated male youths

A psychometric study
ByPedro Pechorro, Matt DeLisi, Isabel Alberto, James V. Ray, Mário R. Simões

part III|149 pages

Homicide, sexual offending, and psychopathy

chapter 18|22 pages

Psychopathy and homicide

ByBryanna Fox

chapter 19|18 pages

The perpetual influence of dark traits on alienists

ByEnzo Yaksic

chapter 20|15 pages

Psychopathy among juvenile homicide offenders

ByJonathan W. Caudill, Henriikka Weir

chapter 21|17 pages

Psychopathy and sexual aggression

A review of empirical research
ByJesse Cale, Melanie Burton

chapter 22|8 pages

Sadism, psychopathy, and sexual offending

BySonja Krstic, Nicholas Longpré, Raymond Knight, Carrie Robertson

chapter 23|12 pages

Psychopathy and sexual offending

ByVincent Egan, Simon Duff

chapter 24|11 pages

Psychopathy and sexuality

Impersonal and exploitive
ByBeth A. Visser

chapter 25|16 pages

Psychopathy and sexual assault

ByEric Beauregard, Kylie Reale

chapter 26|15 pages

The psychopathic–sexually sadistic offender

ByShayne Jones, Heng Choon (Oliver) Chan

chapter 27|13 pages

Psychopathy and sexual violence

BySteven M. Gillespie, Luna C. M. Centifanti, Gayle Brewer

part IV|149 pages

Criminal careers, comorbidities, and psychopathy

chapter 28|18 pages

Juvenile psychopathy and juvenile delinquency

ByLaura López-Romero, Estrella Romero

chapter 29|15 pages

Psychopathy and offending trajectories

ByEvan McCuish

chapter 30|16 pages

Psychopathic narcissism and antisocial behavior

ByShari R. Reiter, Christopher T. Barry, Julie R. Odom-Dixon

chapter 31|15 pages

Developmental pathways to adolescent callous–unemotional traits

The role of environmental adversity, symptoms of borderline personality, and post-traumatic disorders
ByEdward D. Barker, Alan J. Meehan

chapter 32|15 pages

Psychopathic traits and substance use

Co-occurrence and overlapping etiological pathways
ByEdelyn Verona, Amy Hoffmann, Bethany Edwards

chapter 33|18 pages

Psychopathy and violent crime

ByNicholas D. Thomson

chapter 34|18 pages

The severe 5 percent and psychopathy

ByMichael G. Vaughn, Brandy R. Maynard, Christopher P. Salas-Wright, Matt DeLisi

chapter 36|17 pages

Psychopathic traits and conduct problems predicting bullying and victimization

Testing unique and interactive associations
ByKostas A. Fanti

part V|107 pages

The criminal justice system and psychopathy

chapter 37|19 pages

Psychopathy among juvenile justice system-involved youth

ByMichael T. Baglivio

chapter 38|12 pages

Psychopathy and sex offender recidivism

ByMark E. Olver

chapter 39|25 pages

The treatment of psychopathy

ByDevon Polaschek

chapter 40|10 pages


An obscure public health issue
ByDennis E. Reidy, Kristin M. Holland

chapter 41|20 pages

Psychopathy in the courts

ByDavid DeMatteo, Daniel C. Murrie, John F. Edens, Claire Lankford

chapter 42|19 pages

Psychopathy and risk assessment

ByMark E. Olver, Stephen C. P. Wong