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dc.contributor.authorZara, Georgia
dc.contributor.authorBergstrøm, Henriette
dc.contributor.authorFarrington, David P.
dc.date.accessioned2021-06-04T15:35:40Z
dc.date.available2021-06-04T15:35:40Z
dc.date.issued2020-08-03
dc.identifier.citationZara, G., Bergstrøm, H. and Farrington, D.P., (2020). 'The sexual life of men with psychopathic traits'. Journal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice, pp. 1-20.en_US
dc.identifier.issn2056-3841
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/jcrpp-04-2020-0036
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/625809
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the sexuality of individuals with psychopathic traits. Sexuality is not only a physiological need, it is a way by which people connect to others. According to a Darwinian perspective, psychopathic traits are seen as adaptive responses to environmental conditions, and as a nonpathological and reproductively viable life history strategy, although superficial emotionality and a detached interpersonal style characterise individuals who are high on psychopathic traits. Data from the Cambridge Study in Delinquent Development are analyzed. This is a prospective longitudinal study of 411 London males, with face-to-face interviews from age 8 to age 48. Men who are high on psychopathic traits were likely to drift from one relationship to another, without a particular attachment to any of them, to be sexually promiscuous, and they never used contraception, which increased their likelihood of having several children from different partners. Findings provide: ▪ An insight into the non-criminal sexual behaviour of males with high psychopathic traits. ▪ Evidence on a pattern of unsafe/risky sexual relations by males with high psychopathic traits. ▪ Information on targeting risk factors to prevent the intergenerational transmission of psychopathy. These findings are significant in highlighting the impact of psychopathic traits upon interpersonal and family dynamics in community samples, since detecting the impact of problematic intimate relationships is difficult in the absence of evident criminality. Rather than completely neglecting their children, men with psychopathic traits spent time with their sons but not with their daughters.en_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThe CSDD (Donald West former PI and David P. Farrington current PI) received funding from the Home Office, UK; the Department of Health, UK; the Department for Education, UK; the Rayne foundation, UK; the Barrow Cadbury Trust, UK; and the Smith-Richardson Foundationen_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherEmeralden_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.emerald.com/insight/content/doi/10.1108/JCRPP-04-2020-0036/full/htmlen_US
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dc.subjectlongitudinal studyen_US
dc.subjectrisken_US
dc.subjectassessmenten_US
dc.subjectcommunity safetyen_US
dc.subjecttraining/professionalisationen_US
dc.subjectintimate relationshipsen_US
dc.subjectlife historyen_US
dc.subjectpsychopathic traitsen_US
dc.subjectsexual historyen_US
dc.subjectsexual promiscuityen_US
dc.titleThe sexual life of men with psychopathic traitsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Turinen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Cambridgeen_US
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen_US
dc.identifier.journalJournal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practiceen_US
dc.source.journaltitleJournal of Criminological Research, Policy and Practice
dc.source.volumeahead-of-print
dc.source.issueahead-of-print
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-06-29
dc.author.detail783981en_US


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