Psychopathy and the cinema: fact or fiction?

  title={Psychopathy and the cinema: fact or fiction?},
  author={Samuel J. Leistedt and Paul Linkowski},
  journal={Journal of forensic sciences},
  volume={59 1},
The authors investigated the relationship between cinema and psychopathy to describe and analyze the portrayal of fictional psychopathic characters in popular films and over cinematic history. From 400 films (1915-2010), 126 fictional psychopathic characters (21 female and 105 male) were selected based on the realism and clinical accuracy of their profiles. Movies were then analyzed by senior forensic psychiatrists and cinema critics. Secondary (71%) and manipulative (48%) subtypes were the… CONTINUE READING

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