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NCJ Number: 158136 Find in a Library
Title: Treatment Responsivity in Criminal Psychopaths
Journal: Forum on Corrections Research  Volume:7  Issue:3  Dated:September 1995  Pages:23-26
Author(s): R. Serin
Date Published: September 1995
Page Count: 4
Document: HTML|PDF
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article discusses current issues in the identification, treatment, and management of criminal psychopaths.
Abstract: The primary assessment tool for psychopathy is the Hare Psychopathy Checklist. Because psychopathy is conceptualized as a personality disorder with enduring traits, treatment should center on a risk-management approach, in which the offender improves his self-management skills and avoids high-risk situations in the community. The research on treatment effectiveness with psychopaths, and even the issue of whether psychopaths can be treated at all, remains unresolved. Like treatment programs for low-functioning offenders, treatment programs for psychopaths should recognize and compensate for these offenders' social and emotional deficits. 30 notes
Main Term(s): Corrections
Index Term(s): Inmate treatment; Psychopaths
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