Psychopathic traits in adolescent offenders: an evaluation of criminal history, clinical, and psychosocial correlates.

@article{Campbell2004PsychopathicTI,
  title={Psychopathic traits in adolescent offenders: an evaluation of criminal history, clinical, and psychosocial correlates.},
  author={Mary Ann Campbell and Stephen Porter and Darcy A. Santor},
  journal={Behavioral sciences & the law},
  year={2004},
  volume={22 1},
  pages={23-47}
}
Although a large body of research has established the relevance of psychopathy to adult offenders, its relevance to adolescent offenders is far less clear. The current study evaluated the clinical, psychosocial and criminal correlates of psychopathic traits in a sample of 226 male and female incarcerated adolescent offenders. According to an 18-item version of the Psychopathy Checklist-Youth Version (PCL-YV; Forth, Kosson, & Hare, 2003), only 9.4% exhibited a high level of psychopathic traits… CONTINUE READING