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NCJ Number: 115016 Find in a Library
Title: Criminal Personality as a DSM-III-R Antisocial, Narcissistic, Borderline, and Histrionic Personality Disorder
Journal: International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology  Volume:32  Issue:3  Dated:(December 1988)  Pages:185-199
Author(s): J S Wulach
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 14
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The controversial Criminal Personality described by Yochelson and Samenow is diagnosed by DSM-III-R criteria as suffering from four personality disorders: Antisocial, narcissistic, borderline and histrionic.
Abstract: Additionally, the Criminal Personality meets most criteria of the Cleckley psychopath, the Kernberg psychopath, and the DSM-II antisocial personality disorder. The congruence of the Criminal Personality with other criminal typologies provides modest validity to the construct. The interrelationship of the DSM-III-R quadruple diagnoses implies a shared pathogenesis of these disorders. The clinical and research implications of differentiating between subtypes of antisocial personality based upon multiple Axis II diagnoses are discussed. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Mental illness-crime relationships
Index Term(s): Psychological influences on crime; Psychological research; Psychological theories
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