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

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

Alan Felthous (Editor) , Henning Sass (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-06644-7

May 2012

512 pages

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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.

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