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The Diagnosis of Psychopathy by Forensic Specialists

  • William Davies (a1) and Philip Feldman (a2)

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Thirty-four forensic specialists from the Prison Service and elsewhere rated 22 alleged signs of psychopathy in order of importance. Only two respondents did not view psychopathy as a clinical entity. The remainder recognized a large number of diagnostic signs, though with much disagreement about the exact importance of each.

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The Diagnosis of Psychopathy by Forensic Specialists

  • William Davies (a1) and Philip Feldman (a2)

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The Diagnosis of Psychopathy by Forensic Specialists

  • William Davies (a1) and Philip Feldman (a2)
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