Women and girls with psychopathic characteristics

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

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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


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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