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dc.contributor.authorBergstrøm, Henriette
dc.contributor.authorLarmour, Simon R.
dc.contributor.authorFarrington, David P.
dc.date.accessioned2018-10-16T13:38:09Z
dc.date.available2018-10-16T13:38:09Z
dc.date.issued2018-07-12
dc.identifier.citationBergstrøm, H., Larmour, S. R. and Farrington, D. P. (2018) ‘The usefulness of psychopathy in explaining and predicting violence: discussing the utility of competing perspectives’, Aggression and Violent Behavior, 42 (September-October 2018), pp. 84-95. doi: 10.1016/j.avb.2018.07.006en
dc.identifier.issn1359-1789
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.avb.2018.07.006
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/623051
dc.description.abstractThe current study is a review of the utility of psychopathy in violence risk assessment. Psychopathy has long been considered one of the most important factors when assessing the risk for future violence in forensic samples. Concerns about tautology have however indicated a need to critically assess the utility of psychopathy measures in risk assessment. We argue that the focus should be as much on the psychopathic personality in the explanation of violent behavior as on the psychopathic personality in the prediction of violent behavior. The main aim of this article is to contrast and discuss the utility of two different ways of conceptualizing and measuring the psychopathic personality, namely through the PCL scales and the CAPP. Existing evidence suggests that the CAPP and PCL are comparably strong predictors of violent behavior, but the CAPP is more dynamic (compared with the static PCL) and aims to measure psychopathic personality rather than past behavior. It is proposed that the CAPP is more useful in explaining violence and should be utilized more in future risk assessments for violence. Implications for future practice are discussed.
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dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.subjectPsychopathyen
dc.subjectPCL-Ren
dc.subjectCAPPen
dc.subjectRisk assessmenten
dc.titleThe usefulness of psychopathy in explaining and predicting violence: discussing the utility of competing perspectives.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Cambridgeen
dc.identifier.journalAggression and Violent Behavioren
refterms.dateFOA2019-03-23T01:16:14Z
html.description.abstractThe current study is a review of the utility of psychopathy in violence risk assessment. Psychopathy has long been considered one of the most important factors when assessing the risk for future violence in forensic samples. Concerns about tautology have however indicated a need to critically assess the utility of psychopathy measures in risk assessment. We argue that the focus should be as much on the psychopathic personality in the explanation of violent behavior as on the psychopathic personality in the prediction of violent behavior. The main aim of this article is to contrast and discuss the utility of two different ways of conceptualizing and measuring the psychopathic personality, namely through the PCL scales and the CAPP. Existing evidence suggests that the CAPP and PCL are comparably strong predictors of violent behavior, but the CAPP is more dynamic (compared with the static PCL) and aims to measure psychopathic personality rather than past behavior. It is proposed that the CAPP is more useful in explaining violence and should be utilized more in future risk assessments for violence. Implications for future practice are discussed.


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