Corpus ID: 5707631

Sadism and psychopathy in violent and sexually violent offenders.

@article{Holt1999SadismAP,
  title={Sadism and psychopathy in violent and sexually violent offenders.},
  author={Susan E. Holt and J. Reid Meloy and Stephen Strack},
  journal={The journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law},
  year={1999},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={
          23-32
        }
}
A nonrandom sample (N = 41) of inmates from a maximum security prison were classified as either psychopathic or nonpsychopathic (using the Psychopathy Checklist-Revised (PCL-R)) and violent or sexually violent. Sadism was measured using the Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory-II (MCMI-II) Scale 6B, the Personality Disorder Examination (PDE) items for sadistic personality disorder, and the sexual sadism criteria of DSM-IV. Psychopaths were found to be significantly more sadistic than… Expand
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