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Authors: Michael Fitzgerald (Dept. of Psychiatry, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland) 
Book Description:
While murder is a matter of serious concern to the community, serial killing is a matter of even greater concern. Serial killers have baffled the public and professionals for hundreds of years. This book attempts to increase our understanding of serial killers. Fitzgerald suggests that Autistic Psychopathy may underlie some of these serial killers. He suggests a new diagnostic Criminal Autistic Psychopathy, which he identifies as a subcategory of Asperger’s syndrome. This has had a far greater explanatory power than previously realised. Persons with callous, unemotional traits - often called empathy deficits - are very much associated with Autistic Psychopathy. This book offers insight of the dynamics associated with this pathological personality and how the individual's criminality affects our society and its victims. (Imprint: Novinka)

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Table of Contents:

Chapter 1. Young, Violent, and Dangerous to Know: The Brain of the Serial Killer, pp. 1-2

Chapter 2. Autistic Psychopathology, pp. 3-12

Chapter 3. General Psychopathy and Criminal Autistic Psychopathy, pp. 13-31

Chapter 4. Asperger's Syndrome/Criminal Autistic Psychopathy and Violence, pp. 33-39

Chapter 5. Criminal Autistic Psychopathy and General Psychopathy as a Disorder of Self, pp. 41-44

Chapter 6. Psychological Aspects of (Autistic) Psychopathy, pp. 45-53

Chapter 7. Brain/Psychopathy/Autistic Psychopathy, pp. 55-70

Chapter 8. Evil and Ethics, pp. 71-72

Chapter 9. Dopamine other Neurochemicals, Hormones, and Cross Cultural Issues, pp. 73-81

Chapter 10. Serial Killers, pp. 83-92

Chapter 11. Female Serial Killers are Rare, pp. 93-96

Chapter 12. Treatment of Incarceration?, pp. 97-100

Chapter 13. Case Histories of Male Serial Killers and Criminal Autistic Psychopathy, pp. 101-156

Chapter 14. Case Histories of Female Killers, pp. 157-162

Chapter 15. Conclusion, pp. 163-164

Additional Tables pp.165-168

Glossary pp.169-178

References pp.179-196

Index pp.197-210

      Psychiatry - Theory, Applications and Treatments
   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2010
   Pages: 210.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60876-952-0
   Status: AV
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