Predicting Dangerousness

@article{Mount2007PredictingD,
  title={Predicting Dangerousness},
  author={George R. Mount},
  journal={Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations},
  year={2007},
  volume={7},
  pages={131 - 133}
}
  • G. Mount
  • Published 6 March 2007
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Police Crisis Negotiations
Hostage negotiators, and law enforcement in general, are interested in obtaining information about the person they are dealing with that will help them better understand and deal with a crisis situation. One group of individuals who have a high risk for violence and other criminal behavior are known as psychopaths. Cleckley (1941) did one of the first definitive studies of this group. His definition consisted of 16 traits such as superficial charm and good intellectual functioning, not… 

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