Antisocial, Criminal, and Violent Behavior

Edited by Theodore Millon, Erik Simonsen, Roger D. Davis, and Morten Birket-Smith

December 18, 2002
ISBN 9781572308640
Price: $61.00
476 Pages
Size: 7" x 10"
Copyright Date: 1998

Psychopathy remains one of the least understood personality disorders and one of the most intransigent to therapeutic amelioration. Better understanding of this disorder is not helped by its DSM definition, which specifies diagnostic criteria in terms of concrete antisocial behaviors rather than psychological dynamics. In a concerted effort to remedy this situation, this volume brings together a distinguished array of contributors to provide a comprehensive review of research on psychopathy—its nature, causes, and effects on the individual and society, as well as current management approaches.

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Table of Contents

I. History and Viewpoints

1. Historical Conceptions of Psychopathy in the United States and Europe, Millon, Simonsen, and Birket-Smith

2. Psychopathy: An Elusive Concept with Moral Overtones, Gunn

3. Personality and Crime, Eysenck

4. Psychopathy and the Contribution of Personality to Violence, Blackburn

5. Evil Intent: Violence and Disorders of the Will, Richards

6. The Internal World of the Psychopath, Meloy and Gacano

7. Antisocial Character and Behavior: Threats and Solutions, Reid

8. The Case for Parental Licensure, Lykken

9. Psychopathy or Antisocial Personality in Forensic Settings, Toch

II. Typologies

10. Ten Subtypes of Psychopathy, Millon and Davis

11. Psychopathy and the Five-Factor Model of Personality, Widiger and Lynam

12. Psychopaths and Their Nature: Implications for the Mental Health and Criminal Justice Systems, Hare

III. Etiology

13. Genetics and Antisocial Personality Disorder, McGuffin and Thapar

14. Neurobiology in Psychopathy, Siever

15. Psychopathic Children: Indicators of Organic Dysfunction, Rygaard

16. Cross-Cultural Aspects of Psychopathy, Cooke

17. A Biopsychosocial Model of Psychopathy, Paris

IV. Comorbidity

18. Psychopathy and Psychiatric Comorbidity, Dahl

19. Psychopathy in the Pedophile, Dorr

20. Comorbidity of Alcoholism and Psychopathy, Knop, Jensen, and Mortensen

21. Antisocial Personality Disorder and Narcotic Addiction, Vaglum

22. Sadistic Personality in Murderers, Stone

V. Treatment

23. Psychopharmacological Treatment and Impulsivity, von Knorring and Ekselius

24. The Psychotherapeutic Management of Psychopathic, Narcissistic, and Paranoid Transferences, Kernberg

25. A Group-Analytic Approach to Psychopaths: "The Ring of Truth," Cox

26. Therapeutic Community Treatment for Severe Personality Disorders, Dolan

27. The Management of Dangerous Psychopaths in Prison, Coid

28. Treating the "Untreatable" in Denmark: Past and Present, Hansen

About the Editors

Theodore Millon, PhD, DSc, Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology, Coral Gables, Florida.

Erik Simonsen, MD, Institute of Personality Theory and Psychopathology, Roskilde, Denmark.

Morten Birket-Smith, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark.

Roger D. Davis, PhD, Institute for Advanced Studies in Personology and Psychopathology, Coral Gables, Florida.


Clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, and other practitioners in clinical and/or forensic settings; psychopathology researchers and students. Also of interest to scholars and professionals in criminology, criminal justice, and mental health law.
Serves as a text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.

Course Use

Serves as a text in advanced undergraduate- and graduate-level courses.