Abuse in childhood and psychopathic traits in a sample of violent offenders.

@article{Schimmenti2015AbuseIC,
  title={Abuse in childhood and psychopathic traits in a sample of violent offenders.},
  author={Adriano Schimmenti and Giovanbattista Di Carlo and Alessia Passanisi and Vincenzo Caretti},
  journal={Psychological trauma : theory, research, practice and policy},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 4},
  pages={340-7}
}
A significant body of research underlines the link between the exposure to abuse in childhood and subsequent criminal behaviors. Research on the role played by childhood interpersonal trauma in the development of psychopathy, however, is still scant. The aim of this study was to explore the relationship between childhood experiences of abuse and psychopathic traits in a group of violent offenders from Italy. Seventy-eight inmates who were convicted of violent crimes participated in this study… CONTINUE READING
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