The International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law: Diagnosis and Treatment (Volume I)

The International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law: Diagnosis and Treatment (Volume I)

By: Henning Sass (editor), Alan Felthous (editor)Hardback

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The economic impact of society s efforts to rehabilitate and contain psychopathically disordered individuals can be enormous. Understanding these disorders, developing valid assessment methods and providing safe, effective treatments is therefore of paramount importance. Reflecting the work of a truly international panel of experts from Europe, North America and Asia, the International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law offers an in-depth, 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 Author

Alan R. Felthous, M.D., is Professor and Director of Forensic Psychiatry in the Department of Neurology and Psychiatry, Saint Louis University School of Medicine. He received his Bachelor of Sciences degree at the University of Washington and his medical doctorate at the University of Louisville School of Medicine before interning at Roosevelt Hospital in New York city and completing a residency in psychiatry at McLean Hospital and Harvard Medical School. After two years as a staff psychiatrist at the Naval Regional Medical Center in Oakland, Dr. Felthous joined the staff at the Menninger Foundation in Topeka, Kansas. For nearly 15 years, he was Chief o the Forensic Services, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, where he was the Marie B. Gale centennial Professor of Psychiatry. Before coming to Saint Louis University, Dr. Felthous was Director of Forensic Psychiatry at Southern Illinoi8s University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Chester Mental Health Center, the maximum security forensic hospital for the state of Illinois. Dr. Felthous is President of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Senior Editor of behavioral Science sand the Law and Past President of the American board of Forensic Psychiatry. His research, scholarly and teaching interests focus on clinical aggression, the psychopathology of criminal behavior, legal requirements of clinicians in managing potentially violent patients, and jail and prison suicide. Henning Sass, M.D., is currently Medical Director and Chairman of the board of Directors at the University Hospital of the University of Technology (RWTH) in Aachen/Aix-la-Chapelle, Germany. He studied medicine at the universities of Kiel, Vienna and Mainz. After passing the state examination in Kiel and receiving his medical doctorate in Mainz, he was a resident in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Heidelberg. Having completed his training in clinical psychiatry and in psychotherapy, he concentrated on forensic psychiatry, general psychopathology, diagnostic research and personality disorders. His habilitation on Psychopathie, Soziopathie, and Dissozialitat (Psychopathy, Sociopathy and Dissocial Behaviors) was published as a Springer monograph in 1987. He was then appointed Professor of Forensic Psychiatry at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, after which he was the Chair of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the medical faculty in Aachen for 10 years, before he was appointed to his current position. His research interests remain focused on forensic psychiatry, especially in the field of personality disorders. During his academic career, he was President of the German Society for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Nervous Diseases (DGPPN) and of the Association of European Psychiatrists (AEP). He is editor or co-editor of several scientific journals and member of numerous boards of scientific organizations including the European Brain Council and the Research Council of the German Ministry for Science, Research and technology.


VOLUME 1. About the Editors . Contributors. Preface to Volume I. Acknowledgements Introduction to Volume I. Part I. Conceptual History. Chapter 1. History and Conceptual Development of Psychopathic Disorders (Henning Sass, and Alan R. Felthous). Part II Assessment. Chapter 2. Psychiatric Assessment (Paul Hoff and Sabine C. Herpertz). Chapter 3. Psychological Instruments in the Assessment of Psychopathy (Robert D. Hare). Chapter 4. Functional and Structural Brain Imaging Research on Psychopathy (Yaling Yang and Adrian Raine). Chapter 5. Psychophysiological Correlates of Psychopathic Disorders (Matthew S. Stanford, Rebecca J. Houston, Ernest S. Barratt). Chapter 6. Cognitive Correlates (Herta Flor). Chapter 7. Violence: Psychopathology, Risk Assessment and Lawsuits (Kenneth Tardiff ). Chapter 8. Risks of Diagnosing Psychopathic Disorders (Norbert Leygraf and Klaus Elsner). Part III. Etiology and Pathogenesis. Chapter 9. The Genetics of Psychopathic Disorders (David Goldmanand Francesca Ducci). Chapter 10. Neuroimaging Perspectives in Pathogenesis and Therapeutic Strategies (Jurgen L. Muller). Chapter 11. Electrophysiology (Sabine C. Herpertz). Chapter 12. The Role of ADHD in the Etiology and Outcome of Antisocial Behavior and Psychopathy (Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Sabine C. Herpertz and Kerstin Konrad). Chapter 13 Brain Trauma (Hannelore Ehrenreich, Henning Krampe and Anna-Leena Siren). Chapter 14. Acquired Psychopathy and the Assessment of Traumatic Brain Injury (Robert P. Granacher, Jr. and Manish A. Fozdar). Chapter 15. Comorbidities of Psychopathy and Antisocial Personality Disorder: Prevalence and Implications (Elena Carmen Nichita and Peter F. Buckley). Chapter 16. The Paraphilias and Psychopathy (John M.W. Bradford, Philip Firestone and A.G. Ahmed). Chapter 17. "Family Upbringing": Family Factors as Predictors for the Development of Antisocial Behavior and Psychopathy Dimensions (Maya K. Krischer, Kathrin Sevecke and Gerd Lehmkuhl). Chapter 18. Discipline by Parents and Child Psychopathology (Emily M. Douglas and Murray A. Straus). Chapter 19. Social Origins of Psychopathy (David P. Farrington). Chapter 20. A Psychoanalytic View of the Psychopath (J. Reid Meloy and Andrew Shiva). Chapter 21. Women and Girls with Psychopathic Characteristics (Tonia L. Nicholls, Candice L. Odgers, and David J. Cooke). Chapter 22. Educational Issues (Franz Petermann and Ute Koglin). Part IV. Intervention, Treatment and Management. Chapter 23. Intervention, Treatment and Management of ADHD (Beate Herpertz-Dahlmann, Kerstin Konrad and Sabine C. Herpertz). Chapter 24. Pharmacotherapy of Clinical Aggression in Individuals with Psychopathic Disorders (F. Gerard Moeller and Alan C. Swann). Chapter 25. Treatment and Management of Conduct Disorders in Children and Adolescents (Manfred Doepfner, Kerstin Adrian and Charlotte Hanisch). Chapter 26. Psychotherapy of the Psychopathic Disorders (Gill McGauley, Gwen Adshead and Sameer P. Sarkar). Chapter 27. Comprehensive Outpatient Treatment and Management (Andreas Hill, Peer Briken and Wolfgang Berner). Chapter 28. Antisocial Disorders and Domestic Violence: Treatment Considerations (L. Kevin Hamberger and Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling). Chapter 29. Workplace Violence Goes Beyond Psychopathology (Michael H. Corcoran). Chapter 30. Addressing the Associated Conditions of Drug and Alcohol Abuse (Falk Kiefer and Karl Mann). Chapter 31. Experiential and Community Treatment of Adult Antisocial Syndromes (Stephen A. Thorne and William H. Reid). Chapter 32. Legal, Medical and Social Impediments to better Psychopaths: How Best to Deal with Persons with Psychopathic Disorders? (Jurgen L. Muller). Chapter 33. Social Policy Considerations and Psychopathic Disorders (Harald Dressing, Hans Joachim Salize and Peter Gass). Author Index. Subject Index. VOLUME 2. About the Editors. Contributors. Preface to Volume II. Acknowledgements. 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 Commitment? (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, Irene Francois 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 Kroeber 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 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-Florez). 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 Kroeger). 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 Programs (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.

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  • ISBN13: 9780470011850
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 1250
  • ID: 9780470011850
  • weight: 2790
  • ISBN10: 0470011858
  • edition: Volume I

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