Violence and Psychopathy

  • Adrian Raine
  • José Sanmartín

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-2
  2. Psychopaths

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 3-3
    2. Robert D. Hare
      Pages 5-34
    3. Adrian Raine
      Pages 35-55
    4. Christopher J. Patrick
      Pages 57-77
    5. James Santiago Grisolía
      Pages 79-87
  3. Serial Killers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. José Sanmartín
      Pages 91-104
    3. Candice A. Skrapec
      Pages 105-122
    4. David J. Cooke
      Pages 123-137
  4. Psychosocial Aspects and Treatment

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Friedrich Lösel
      Pages 171-195
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 197-202

About this book


Adrian Raine Department of Psychology. University of Southern California. USA Jose Sanmartin Queen Sojia Center for the Study of Violence. Valencia. Spain The problems that psychopathic and violent offenders create for society are not restricted to North America. Instead, these offenders create havoc throughout the world, including Europe. In recognition of this fact, Queen Sophia of Spain has promoted a Center for the Study of Violence which recognizes both biological and social contributions to the cause of violence. In November 1999, the Queen Sofia Center for the Study of Violence held its IV International Meeting on the Biology and Sociology of Violence. This fourth Meeting, which was under the Honorary Presidency of H. M. The Queen of Spain, examined the biological, psychological and social aspects of the psychopath, the violent offender, and the serial killer. This book presents some of the key contributions made at that conference and which were first published in Spanish in 2000 by Ariel Press. A key thrust of this book, and a stance shared by all of its contributors, is the notion that violence and psychopathy simply cannot be understood solely, or even fundamentally, in terms of social and environmental forces and influences. Nor do biological factors offer an exclusive explanation.


Psychopath Psychopathy Violence emotion neurobiology serial killing

Editors and affiliations

  • Adrian Raine
    • 1
  • José Sanmartín
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Southern CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.Department of Logic and Philosophy of ScienceUniversity of Valencia & Queen Sofia Center for the Study of ViolenceValenciaSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic / Plenum Publishers, New York 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4613-5519-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4615-1367-4
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