Psychopathy, treatment involvement, and subsequent violence among civil psychiatric patients.

  title={Psychopathy, treatment involvement, and subsequent violence among civil psychiatric patients.},
  author={Jennifer Lynne Skeem and John Monahan and Edward P. Mulvey},
  journal={Law and human behavior},
  volume={26 6},
Individuals with psychopathy typically are viewed as incurable cases that should be diverted from treatment settings to environments where their behavior can be monitored and controlled. The prevailing clinical conviction that psychopaths are untreatable has crucial implications, given the scarcity of mental health care resources, the number of legal contexts that call for assessment of treatability, and the explosion of research on psychopathy and violence risk over recent years. Based on a… CONTINUE READING

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