Psychopathic Traits and Perceptions of Victim Vulnerability

  title={Psychopathic Traits and Perceptions of Victim Vulnerability},
  author={Sarah Wheeler and Angela S. Book and Kimberly Costello},
  journal={Criminal Justice and Behavior},
  pages={635 - 648}
This study examines whether psychopathic traits in a nonreferred (and presumably nonpsychopathic) sample could enhance the accuracy of perceptions of victim vulnerability. In a previous study, the interpersonal and affective component of psychopathy was associated with increased accuracy in assessing vulnerability in dyadic conversations, and Grayson and Stein (1981) established that vulnerability could be assessed by observing targets walking. The purpose of this study was to determine whether… 

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