Explorations in Criminal Psychopathology

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Charles C Thomas Publisher, 2007 - Criminal psychology - 395 pages
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When Explorations in Criminal Psychopathology: Clinical Syndromes With Forensic Implications was first published in 1996, the purpose was, in part, to correct an imbalance in the field, specifically with regard to the coverage of the important topic of psychopathology and its relationship to crime. The second edition of this book continues to address the complex approach to this very specific and important aspect of human behavior. Emphasizing on psychopathology from a clinical phenomenological perspective, with legal issues and implications playing a secondary role, an impressive group of contributors explores various disorders that have significant forensic implications. Each deals with a specific disorder or pathological process in terms of its potential relevance to criminal forensic practice. Updated and expanded articles approach these complexities largely from a psychodynamic perspective that also addresses the biological, psychological and environmental aspects of behavior. The book is divided into three parts: Part I includes five different types of psychopathology that lead to distinct overt types of behavior. Part II provides discussions of various disorders of thought resulting in criminal conduct, but not disordered thinking indicative of a formal thought disorder per se. Part III concerns borderline and psychotic-like conditions as well as malingering and deception, which are important topics in forensic practice. This book meets a need in scientific literature as a significant resource for clinicians that are confronted with rare, unusual, or novel disorders whose potential implications have been less well studied and are therefore less apparent and familiar.

 

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Contents

THE CATATHYMIC PROCESSPSYCHOPATHOLOGY AND PSYCHODYNAMICS OF EXTREME INTER PERSONAL VIOLENCE
7
PATHOLOGICAL GAMBLING AND CRIMINAL BEHAVIOR
31
IDIOSYNCRATIC ALCOHOL INTOXICATION RevisitedA CONSTRUCT THAT HAS LOST ITS VALIDITY Still?
56
ORGANIC BRAIN DYSFUNCTIONS AND CRIMINALITY
66
SADISTIC CRIMINAL AGGRESSION PERSPECTIVES FROM PSYCHOLOGY CRIMINOLOGY NEUROSCIENCE
84
SECTION II DISORDERS OF THOUGHT
109
FORENSIC ASPECTS OF DELUSIONAL MISIDENTIFICATION ASSOCIATED WITH AGGRESSION AND VIOLENCE
114
A CLINICAL INVESTIGATION OF THE OBSESSIONAL FOLLOWER
133
MORBID JEALOUSY AND CRIMINAL CONDUCT
186
PSEUDOLOGIA FANTASTICA AND PATHOLOGICAL LYING A FORENSIC ISSUE
213
SECTION III BORDERLINE AND PSYCHOTIC DISORDERS
231
Chapter 11 GANSERS SYNDROME PRISON PSYCHOSISAND RARE DISSOCIATIVE STATES
236
DISSOCIATIVE IDENTITY DISORDER
276
ASSESSMENT OF MALINGERING IN CRIMINAL SETTINGS
328
NAME INDEX
351
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FORENSIC ASPECTS OF FACTITIOUS DISORDER
158

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