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BACKGROUND There is a limited literature examining face affect recognition in offenders. In line with the Integrated Emotion Systems (IES) model, existing studies suggest a psychopathy-related deficit in sad/fear recognition. However, many of these studies have small samples, and few include a healthy control group in order to examine the contribution of(More)
BACKGROUND There is relatively little existing information regarding the neural correlates of deception in individuals with psychopathic traits. AIMS To investigate the relationship between neural responses during deception and psychopathic personality traits in a sample of male participants drawn from the normal population. METHOD Twenty-four male(More)
BACKGROUND Comorbidity between schizophrenia and psychopathy has been noted in violent patients in forensic settings. Both disorders are characterized by deficits in processing sad and fearful emotions, but there have been no imaging studies examining the impact of comorbid psychopathic traits on emotional information processing in violent patients with(More)
The limited number of studies reporting emotional memory impairments in adults with psychopathic traits has not yet been replicated in conduct disordered adolescents with callous unemotional (CU) traits. This study aimed to test the developmental hypothesis that emotional memory will also be impaired in conduct disordered adolescents with CU traits on(More)
To date there are no studies examining the ability to make a moral/conventional transgression distinction in adolescent offenders with psychopathic traits. Based on the Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version, we compared males with high (HP, n = 45), medium (MP, n = 31) and low psychopathy scores (LP, n = 39) on the moral convention distinction task. Under(More)
BACKGROUND The literature on the association between neuropsychological deficits and in-patient violence in schizophrenia is limited and the findings inconsistent. AIMS To examine the role of executive function deficits in inpatient violence using measures of dorsolateral (DLPFC) and ventrolateral prefrontal cortical (VLPFC) function. METHODS(More)
Between 1967 and 1988, 69 cases of single perpetrator/single victim child homicide resulted in remands into custody in the Yorkshire region. Sixty-four of these cases were examined retrospectively to identify the characteristics of the perpetrators and of victims under 16 years, the relationship of the victim to the accused and the circumstances of the(More)
This study examined the utility of The Violence Risk Scale 2nd Edition (VRS-2) [Wong, S., Gordon, A., 1999. Manual for the Violence Risk Scale. University of Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan, Canada] as an institutional violence risk predictor. The VRS-2 and the Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL: SV) were rated independently from(More)
The study examined the psychosocial characteristics of 99 sex offenders against children referred for treatment to a forensic community sex offender programme. The subjects had high levels of substance misuse problems and personality disorder but low rates of Axis I disorder. Subjects accepted for treatment could not be distinguished from those rejected as(More)
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