psychopath

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psychopath

a person afflicted with a personality disorder characterized by a tendency to commit antisocial and sometimes violent acts and a failure to feel guilt for such acts
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These biases produce a large number of cases that despite involving similar types of behaviour are less likely to be identified as delinquent or diagnosed as antisocial personality disorders.
Physical and emotional abuse experienced in childhood results in the development of maladaptive schemas leading to antisocial personality disorders.
Memory for emotional events in violent offenders with antisocial personality disorder.
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Violent offenders obtained significantly higher mean SAQ total scores than nonviolent offenders and they also scored significantly higher than nonviolent offenders on the subscales (except for the Antisocial Associates and Antisocial Personality subscales, where there were no significant group differences).
These individuals may get the diagnosis borderline personality disorder or antisocial personality disorder.
The risk factors known to influence the probability of committing a criminal act include: social influences of criminality, substance misuse, antisocial personality and cognitions, low levels of belongingness to family, low gratification in employment, limited educational attainment, and limited involvement in non-criminal activities (Andrews & Bonta, 2010; Andrews, Bonta, & Wormith, 2006).
She said she did not find any evidence of a psychotic disorder, but there were elements of paranoia and antisocial personality disorder.