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The International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law, Volume II: Laws and Policies

Alan Felthous (Editor), Henning Sass (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-06643-0
512 pages
April 2008
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Reflecting the work of an international panel of experts, the International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law offers an in-depth and multidisciplinary look at key aspects of the development and etiology of psychopathic disorders, current methods of intervention, treatment and management, and how these disorders impact decision making in civil and criminal law.
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Table of Contents


About the Editors


Preface to Volume I


Introduction to Volume I

Part IConceptual History

Chapter 1History and Conceptual Development of Psychopathic Disorders
Henning Saß, and Alan R. Felthous

Part IIAssessment

Chapter 2Psychiatric Assessment
Paul Hoff and Sabine C. Herpertz

Chapter 3Psychological Instruments in the Assessment of Psychopathy
Robert D. Hare

Chapter 4Functional and Structural Brain Imaging Research on Psychopathy
Yaling Yang and Adrian Raine

Chapter 5Psychophysiological Correlates of Psychopathic Disorders
Matthew S. Stanford, Rebecca J. Houston, Ernest S. Barratt

Chapter 6Cognitive Correlates
Herta Flor

Chapter 7Violence: Psychopathology, Risk Assessment and Lawsuits
Kenneth Tardiff

Chapter 8Risks of Diagnosing Psychopathic Disorders
Norbert Leygraf and Klaus Elsner

Part IIIEtiology and Pathogenesis

Chapter 9The Genetics of Psychopathic Disorders
David Goldmanand Francesca Ducci

Chapter 10Neuroimaging Perspectives in Pathogenesis and Therapeutic
Jürgen L. Müller

Chapter 11Electrophysiology
Sabine C. Herpertz

Chapter 12The Role of ADHD in the Etiology and Outcome of Antisocial
Behavior and Psychopathy
Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Sabine C. Herpertz and Kerstin Konrad

Chapter 13Brain Trauma
Hannelore Ehrenreich, Henning Krampe and Anna-Leena Sirén

Chapter 14Acquired Psychopathy and the Assessment of Traumatic Brain
Robert P. Granacher, Jr. and Manish A. Fozdar

Chapter 15Comorbidities of Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder:
Prevalence and Implications
Elena Carmen Nichita and Peter F. Buckley

Chapter 16The Paraphilias and Psychopathy
John M.W. Bradford, Philip Firestone and A.G. Ahmed

Chapter 17"Family Upbringing": Family Factors as Predictors for the
Development of Antisocial Behavior and Psychopathy Dimensions
Maya K. Krischer, Kathrin Sevecke and Gerd Lehmkuhl

Chapter 18Discipline by Parents and Child Psychopathology
Emily M. Douglas and Murray A. Straus

Chapter 19Social Origins of Psychopathy
David P. Farrington

Chapter 20A Psychoanalytic View of the Psychopath
J. Reid Meloy and Andrew Shiva

Chapter 21Women and Girls with Psychopathic Characteristics
Tonia L. Nicholls, Candice L. Odgers, and David J. Cooke

Chapter 22Educational Issues
Franz Petermann and Ute Koglin

Part IVIntervention, Treatment and Management

Chapter 23Intervention, Treatment and Management of ADHD
Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Kerstin Konrad and Sabine C. Herpertz

Chapter 24Pharmacotherapy of Clinical Aggression in Individuals with
Psychopathic Disorders
F. Gerard Moeller and Alan C. Swann

Chapter 25Treatment and Management of Conduct Disorders in Children and
Manfred Döpfner, Kerstin Adrian and Charlotte Hanisch

Chapter 26Psychotherapy of the Psychopathic Disorders
Gill McGauley, Gwen Adshead and Sameer P. Sarkar

Chapter 27Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment and Management
Andreas Hill, Peer Briken and Wolfgang Berner

Chapter 28Antisocial Disorders and Domestic Violence: Treatment
L. Kevin Hamberger and Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling

Chapter 29Workplace Violence Goes Beyond Psychopathology
Michael H. Corcoran

Chapter 30Addressing the Associated Conditions of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Falk Kiefer and Karl Mann

Chapter 31Experiential and Community Treatment of Adult Antisocial
Stephen A. Thorne and William H. Reid

Chapter 32Legal, Medical and Social Impediments to better Psychopaths:
How Best to Deal with Persons with Psychopathic Disorders?
Jürgen L. Müller

Chapter 33Social Policy Considerations and Psychopathic Disorders
Harald Dreßing, Hans Joachim Salize and Peter Gass

Author Index

Subject Index

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Author Information

Alan R. Felthous, M.D., is Professor and Director of Forensic Psychiatry in the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Sciences degree at the University of Washington and his medical doctorate at the University of Louisville School of Medicine before interning at Roosevelt Hospital in New York city and completing a residency in psychiatry at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. After two years as a staff psychiatrist at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Dr. Felthous joined the staff at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas. For nearly 15 years, he was Chief o the Forensic Services, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he was the Marie B. Gale centennial Professor of Psychiatry. Before coming to Saint Louis University, Dr. Felthous was Director of Forensic Psychiatry at Southern Illinoi8s University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Chester Mental Health Center, the maximum security forensic hospital for the state of Illinois. Dr. Felthous is President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Senior Editor of behavioral Science sand the Law and Past President of the American board of Forensic Psychiatry. His research, scholarly and teaching interests focus on clinical aggression, the psychopathology of criminal behavior, legal requirements of clinicians in managing potentially violent patients, and jail and prison suicide.

Henning Saß, M.D., is currently Medical Director and Chairman of the board of Directors at the University Hospital of the University of Technology (RWTH) in Aachen/Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany. He studied medicine at the universities of Kiel, Vienna and Mainz. After passing the state examination in Kiel and receiving his medical doctorate in Mainz, he was a resident in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Heidelberg. Having completed his training in clinical psychiatry and in psychotherapy, he concentrated on forensic psychiatry, general psychopathology, diagnostic research and personality disorders. His habilitation on Psychopathie, Soziopathie, and Dissozialitat (Psychopathy, Sociopathy and Dissocial Behaviors) was published as a Springer monograph in 1987. He was then appointed Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, after which he was the Chair of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the medical faculty in Aachen for 10 years, before he was appointed to his current position. His research interests remain focused on forensic psychiatry, especially in the field of personality disorders. During his academic career, he was President of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Nervous Diseases (DGPPN) and of the Association of European Psychiatrists (AEP). He is editor or co-editor of several scientific journals and member of numerous boards of scientific organizations including the European Brain Council and the Research Council of the German Ministry for Science, Research and technology.

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