+1 (323) 406-1067 support@graduatepaperhub.com

Learning Resources

Required Readings

Bartol, C. R., & Bartol, A. (2017). Criminal behavior: A psychological approach (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall
Chapter 7, “Psychopathy” (pp. 178-210)

Heilbrun, K., Marczyk, G. R., & DeMatteo, D. (2002). Forensic mental health assessment: A casebook. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Chapter 5, “Case 1: Competence to Be Sentenced” (pp. 85–95)

Required Media

Laureate Education (Producer). (2014c). Psychopathy [Video file]. Retrieved from https://class.waldenu.edu
Dr. Scott Duncan discusses psychopathy and how it relates to the study of criminal behavior. Consider how the measurement of psychopathy originated and the characteristics measured.

Note:  The approximate length of this media piece is 16 minutes.

Accessible player –Downloads–Download Video w/CCDownload AudioDownload Transcript

 

 

Assignment: Characteristics of Psychopaths

In this week’s Discussion, you considered the complexity of psychopathy. Despite uncertainty about how to define and classify psychopathy, there are firm characteristics that are associated with psychopaths. In your resources this week, you are introduced to the work of Robert Hare, one of the foremost psychopathy experts. Among other things, Hare created a way to measure criminal psychopathy. His tool for measurement, the Psychopathy Checklist–Revised (PCL-R), is a list of characteristics consistently associated with psychopaths that may be useful in identifying and evaluating characteristics of psychopaths. Widely used to classify psychopaths in the criminal justice system, the PCL-R is not a perfect instrument and is not the only instrument of measure for psychopathy. It is, however, a means to discover patterns of features associated with psychopaths.

For this Assignment, review the psychopathic behaviors identified by Hare and Cleckley on page 174 of the course text, and consider the characteristics of psychopaths. Then, review the forensic report case study of D.V. in Chapter 5 of Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Casebook, focusing on the criminal behavior and personality traits present in the case. Reflect on whether the personality traits indicate that the individual in the case study is a psychopath, as well as the degree to which psychopathy fully accounts for his behavior.

Assignment (1–2 pages):

  • Briefly describe the criminal behavior in the case study.
  • Explain whether or not the individual in the case study exhibits the characteristics of a psychopath, and why or why not.
  • Based on the information in the case study and this week’s other resources, explain at least oneconclusion you might draw about the nature of psychopathic behavior.

Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list only for those resources not included in the resources for this course.

By Day 7

Slide 1
1. Fill In Your Order Information
Image is not available

Our order form provides entries for your order information such as the deadline, number of pages or words required, the level of assignment, and the subject area. Kindly provide your writer with as much information as you deem necessary for maximum output. Once you confirm that all the necessary details are presented, confirm the quotation and continue.

Slide 2
2. The Payment Process
Image is not available

Proceed to checkout and complete payment for your order. The assigned writer will receive a notification and begin working on your assignment immediately. We do not reveal your personal details to anyone.

Slide 3
3. Paper Writing Process
Image is not available

All our writers are highly skilled in various fields. We have a library of resources that are put in to developing your essays during the writing process. You can keep track of the progress by chatting with the writer or support.

Slide 3
4. Download Your Paper
Image is not available

Login to your account and click ‘completed’ tab on the left to download your paper.

previous arrowprevious arrow
next arrownext arrow

Recent Reviews

error: Content is protected !!