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Conceptualising psychopathy: Empirical, clinical and case interpretations

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posted on 15.09.2020, 00:00 by Nathan BrooksNathan Brooks
The diagnosis of psychopathy in individuals poses a number of challenges for psychologists, psychiatrists, the legal system and society at large. In addition to classifying an individual’s personality disorder, the implications for treatment, legal recourse and remedy may hinge upon effective, reliable and valid diagnosis. This chapter discusses the current state of psychopathy assessment and classification, both existing and emerging, particularly considering how assessment regimes are closely linked to an underlying conceptualisation of psychopathy. Currently, there is much contention regarding various presentations of psychopathic personality, including what constitutes criminal, noncriminal or even successful psychopathy. The chapter proposes the Clinical Classification Criteria of Psychopathy (CCCP) as a clinical framework within which to assess and classify individuals with psychopathy, illustrated by the use of five case histories.

History

Editor

Fritzon K; Brooks NS; Croom S

Parent Title

Corporate psychopathy: Investigating destructive personalities in the workplace

Start Page

47

End Page

78

Number of Pages

32

ISBN-10

3030271889

ISBN-13

9783030271879

Publisher

Palgrave Macmillan

Place of Publication

Cham, Switzerland

Open Access

No

Era Eligible

Yes

Number of Chapters

10