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

Alan Felthous (Editor), Henning Sass (Editor)
ISBN: 978-0-470-06644-7
512 pages
May 2012
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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 II


Introduction to Volume II

Section I Civil Law Issues

Chapter 1 Civil Law: Structure and Procedures

Grant H. Morris

Chapter 2 Hospitalization and Civil Commitment in England and Wales

Martin Zinkler and Stefan Priebe

Chapter 3 Hospitalization and Civil Commitment of Individuals with Psychopathic Disorders in Germany, Russia and the United States

Elmar Habermeyer, Ulrike Rachvoll, Alan R. Felthous, Alexander O. Bukhanowsky and Roman Gleyzer

Chapter 4 Should Psychopathy Qualify for Preventive Outpatient


Bruce J. Winick, Charles LoPiccolo, Wlly Anand and Lester Hartswick

Chapter 5 The Clinician’s Duty to Warn or Protect: In the United States,

England, Canada, New Zealand, France and Spain

Alan R. Felthous, Roy O’Shaughnessy, Jay Kuten, Irène François and Juan Medrano

Chapter 6 Evaluating Parents in Child Custody and Abuse Cases and the

Utility of Psychological Measures in Screening for Parental

Psychopathy or Antisocial Personality

Stephen B. Billick and Michael B. Jackson

Chapter 7 The Management of Fitness for Duty in the United States Military

David M. Walker and James A. Bourgeois

Chapter 8 The Psychopath in the Workplace: Disability, Direct Threat and

the ADA

Lauren Wylonis and Robert Sadoff

Chapter 9 Disability and Sociopathy

Albert Drukteinis

Chapter 10 Personal Injury Litigation in the United States and India:

Acquired Psychopathy

Robert P. Granacher and Manish A. Fozdar

Section II Criminal Law Issues

Chapter 11 The Criminal Law: Structures and Procedures

Robert Lloyd Goldstein

Chapter 12 Legal Competencies in Relation to Confession Evidence

Gisli H. Gudjonsson and Thomas Grisso

Chapter 13 Competence to Stand Trial and Psychopathic Disorders: Legal and

Clinical Perspectives from the USA

J. Richard Ciccone

Chapter 14 Criminal Forensic Evaluations in Germany

Henning Saß, Hans-Ludwig Kröber and Alan R. Felthous

Chapter 15 Insanity in Austria: The Position of Psychopathy in Austrian

Forensic Psychiatry

Thomas Stompe, Patrick Frottier and Hans Schanda

Chapter 16 Psychopathic Disorders and the Criminal Law in Switzerland

Marc Graff and Volker Dittmann

Chapter 17 Insanity, Diminished Responsibility and Personality Disorder in

England and Wales

Don Grubin

Chapter 18 The Insanity Defense and Psychopathic Disorders in the United S States and Australia

David Greenberg and Alan R. Felthous

Chapter 19 Psychopathy, Diminished Capacity and Responsibility

Mohan Nair and Robert Weinstock

Chapter 20 Non-Insanity Psychological Evidence

Ralph Slovenko

Chapter 21 Criminal Sentencing: The Role of Mental Health Professionals

with Special Consideration for Psychopathic Disorders

Alan R. Felthous

Chapter 22 Psychopathy and the Death Penalty in the United States

James K. Wolfson

Chapter 23 The Death Penalty: A Psychiatrist’s View from Europe

John Gunn

Chapter 24 The Role of Hospitalization in the Management of Prisoners with Psychopathic Disorders

Norbert Konrad

Chapter 25 The Psychopath in Prison

Julio Arboleda-Flórez

Chapter 26 The Patuxent Institution: A Unique Approach to Psychiatry and the Law

James R. Coldren

Chapter 27 The Treatment of Psychopathic Patients in the Netherlands

Daan van Beek and Uta Kröger

Chapter 28 Probation and Parole: History, Policy Change and Mental Health in England and Wales

Anthony Goodman

Chapter 29 Ethical Considerations Involving Psychopathic Disorders

Henry Weinstein, Erika Bath, Elizabeth Ford, Manuel Lopez-Leon and Scott Soloway

Section III Special Issues

Chapter 30 Malingering and Psychopathic Disorders

Philip Resnick and Stephen Zuchowski

Chapter 31 Culture and Psychopathy in the Forensic Context

Wen-Shing Tseng, Ezra Griffith, Pedro Ruiz and Alec Buchanan

Chapter 32 The Economics of Crime Rooted in Psychopathic Disorders:

Aspects of Law, Public Policy, Rehabilitation and Faith-Based


Jean H. Hollenshead, Frederick R. Parker, Harvey W. Rubin and Timothy M. Shaughnessy

Chapter 33 Training and Education for Mental Health Professionals

Rusty Reeves, Richard Rosner, Dominique Bourget and John Gunn

Chapter 34 The Importance of Quality in Future Directions

Alan R. Felthous and Henning Saß

Table of Cases

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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