Gender differences in psychopathy in a Swedish offender sample.

  title={Gender differences in psychopathy in a Swedish offender sample.},
  author={Susanne Strand and Henrik Belfrage},
  journal={Behavioral sciences & the law},
  volume={23 6},
In this study we examined gender differences in the PCL:SV employing a variety of statistical methods with two subsets of psychopathic individuals drawn from larger samples of 129 female and 499 male Swedish offenders. The larger samples included forensic psychiatric patients, forensic psychiatric evaluees and criminal offenders. We found gender differences in antisocial behavior, as defined in factor 2 of the PCL:SV, with female psychopaths (PCL:SV>or=18) displaying significantly more lying… CONTINUE READING


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