Psychopathy and Criminal Behavior: Current Trends and Challenges fills a gap in the market by covering new topics and angles not addressed in other literature. The book's authors approach the interaction of psychopathy with different types of crime, reflecting on comorbidity with other disorders, symptoms and emotional function. In addition to examining questions of prevention and treatment, they present new developments with solid theory and scientific evidence, also addressing forensic realities. This is a must-have guide for practitioners, students or anyone interested in psychopathy, criminal behavior and the various avenues of treatment.
- Provides a direct and concise approach, reflecting on the construct of psychopathy and its implications in forensic settings
- Includes sections on models of development in psychopathy and the neuropsychological fundamentals of the role of psychopathy in violent behavior
- Written for researchers, practitioners and students
1. Practical Considerations for the Clinical and Forensic Use of Psychopathy 2. The Emergence and Development of Psychopathy 3. Neural correlates of psychopathy: A comprehensive review 4. Emotional functioning in psychopathy. A critical review and integration with general emotion theories 5. The Development of Psychopathy Through the Lifespan and its Relation to Offending 6. Assessment of Psychopathy and Antisocial Behavior 7. The Concept of Psychopathy and Risk Assessment: Historical Developments, Contemporary Considerations and Future Directions 8. Communicating With Psychopaths 9. Negotiating With the Psychopathic Hostage Taker 10. Interviewing a Psychopathic Suspect 11. Psychopathy In The Courtroom 12. Psychopathy, Offending Style and Crime Scene Behaviour 13. Psychopathy and Drug-Related Crime and Violence 14. Are Gang Members Psychopaths? 15. Psychopathy and Sexual Offending Over the Life Course: An Exploratory Longitudinal Investigation 16. Psychopathy is Integral to Understanding Homicide and Violence 17. Psychopathy in Human Trafficking Offenders: Current Trends and Challenges 18. Psychopathy and Terrorist Involvement 19. Psychopathy and Corporate Crime 20. Psychopathy: Cybercrime and Cyber Abuse 21. Psychopathy and Animal Cruelty Offenders 22. Treatment of Psychopathic Offenders: A Review of Research, Past, and Current Practice
Paulo Barbosa Marques is a chartered clinical and forensic psychologist and a law enforcement officer. He began his law enforcement career serving as a frontline police officer in the Public Security Police (PSP) and later as a criminal investigator at the Criminal Investigation Department - Organized Crime Brigade. Paulo recently joined the Immigration and Borders Service (SEF) as a trainee inspector. He holds a Master's in Law and Security from the Faculty of Law - NOVA University of Lisbon, a postgraduate diploma in Internal Security, and a Licentiate degree in Psychology. Over the past years, his research has focused on the police officers, prosecutors and judges perceptions of investigative interviewing operational practices and training needs in Portugal. Paulo regularly presents at conferences to both academics and practitioners.
Mauro Paulino is currently a coordinator at Mind, Institute of Clinical and Forensic Psychology (Lisbon, Portugal). He is also a forensic psychologist consultant at the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Legal e Ciências Forenses, I.P. (Gabinete Médico-Legal e Forense Península Setúbal). Mauro received his Master's degree in Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences at the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Medicine completing his research in the field of spousal violence. He is a PhD student at the Faculty of Psychology and Education Sciences, University of Coimbra (Portugal). He is also a member of the Center for Research in Neuropsychology and Cognitive Behavioral Intervention (CINEICC) and the Psychological Assessment and Psychometrics Laboratory (PsyAssessmentLab). He is an author and coordinator of several books and is a guest lecturer at various national and international universities.
Laura Alho is a forensic psychologist and an assistant professor of the Lusófona University of Humanities and Technologies. She holds a PhD in Psychology from the University of Aveiro, in collaboration with IBILI (Faculty of Medicine of the University of Coimbra) and the Karolinska Institute (Sweden), a masters' degree in Forensic Psychology, and a post-graduation in Criminology. She has professional training in Victimology, Criminal Profiling, Psychology of Justice and Criminal Investigation. She is a member of several scientific associations and member of the Cognition and People Centric Computing Labs (CopeLabs) and Human-Environment Interaction Lab (HEI-Lab), from Lusófona University. Her line of research is psychology of testimony. She is an author and coordinator of scientific publications and a guest lecturer at several universities and justice entities.