Women and girls with psychopathic characteristics

Tonia L. Nicholls, Candice L. Odgers, David J. Cooke

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Question I: Is there a Fit between the Underlying Theory of Psychopathy and Personality Features in Females?

  • Question II: How Should Psychopathy in Females be Measured?

  • Question III: How can Psychopathy Inform Forensic Assessments with Females?

  • Concluding Thoughts

  • References

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
ISBN (Print)9780470011850
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008


  • antisocial and violent behavior
  • forensic hospitals and correctional institutions
  • familial and neuro-developmental deficits
  • psychosocial gender differences
  • biological gender differences
  • adaptive coping mechanism

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    Nicholls, T. L., Odgers, C. L., & Cooke, D. J. (2008). Women and girls with psychopathic characteristics. In International Handbook on Psychopathic Disorders and the Law John Wiley & Sons . https://doi.org/10.1002/9780470516157.ch21