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The genetic origins of psychopathic personality traits in adult males and females: Results from an adoption-based study

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  • Beaver, Kevin M.
  • Rowland, Meghan W.
  • Schwartz, Joseph A.
  • Nedelec, Joseph L.

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Research has consistently revealed that measures of psychopathy and psychopathic personality traits represent some of the most consistent predictors of violent criminal involvement. As a result, there has been a considerable amount of interest in trying to identify the various etiological factors related to psychopathy. The current study builds on this existing body of literature by examining the genetic foundations to psychopathic personality traits.

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  • Beaver, Kevin M. & Rowland, Meghan W. & Schwartz, Joseph A. & Nedelec, Joseph L., 2011. "The genetic origins of psychopathic personality traits in adult males and females: Results from an adoption-based study," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 39(5), pages 426-432.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jcjust:v:39:y:2011:i:5:p:426-432
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2011.07.002
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    1. Beaver, Kevin M. & Nedelec, Joseph L. & da Silva Costa, Christian & Poersch, Ana Paula & Stelmach, Mônica Celis & Freddi, Micheli Cristina & Gajos, Jamie M. & Boccio, Cashen, 2014. "The association between psychopathic personality traits and health-related outcomes," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 42(5), pages 399-407.
    2. Fox, Bryanna H. & Jennings, Wesley G. & Farrington, David P., 2015. "Bringing psychopathy into developmental and life-course criminology theories and research," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 43(4), pages 274-289.
    3. Ribeiro da Silva, Diana & Rijo, Daniel & Salekin, Randall T., 2012. "Child and adolescent psychopathy: A state-of-the-art reflection on the construct and etiological theories," Journal of Criminal Justice, Elsevier, vol. 40(4), pages 269-277.

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