'Does an extremely good job of helping us understand the many faces and facets of psychopathy... It highlights the issues and focuses on the evidence without prejudice. The book reads well. This is due to its intelligent structure... The various contributors, very refreshingly, make a point of linking their thinking on psychopathy with the various personality theories that exist.' - APA PsycCRITIQUES
'The book sets the direction for psychopathy research and informs both researchers and clinicians how to best utilize existing knowledge... Brings several of the foremost researchers in the field together and presents state-of-the-art research... Successfully transcends differences in the field and is replete with up-to-date information. The handbook is comprehensive, well written, and informative.' - Psychiatric Services
'A thorough and comprehensive compilation of the findings of research on psychopathy that have emerged after the recent 20- to 25-year burst of work on the topic... The forensic mental health practitioner now has a compendium of the current state of the science of psychopathy.' - Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law
'I was thrilled to adopt this text for my graduate course on the psychology of criminal behavior. I loved the book and have been really pleased with the classroom outcomes and student evaluations of the book. Very few texts are able to provide such broad and timely coverage of a topic as polarizing as psychopathy.' - Kim A. Gorgens, PhD, Graduate School of Professional Psychology, University of Denver , USAVom Verlag:
With contributions from foremost experts, this authoritative Handbook provides a state-of-the-science review of current knowledge on the psychopathic personality. Coverage includes major theoretical models; conceptual and definitional questions; assessment approaches; and etiological pathways, ranging from family and environmental factors to genes, neurotransmitters, and brain systems. Manifestations of psychopathy in specific populations are addressed, as are links to salient problem behaviors such as aggression, substance abuse, sexual offending, and recidivism. Clinical and legal issues are also examined in depth. Seamlessly edited, each major thematic section concludes with a summary chapter that integrates the findings presented and highlights key questions for future research.
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