Violent Female Offending: Examining the Role of Psychopathy and Comorbidity with DSM-IV Personality Disorders

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This thesis examines the role of psychopathy in violent female offending, and explores DSM-IV personality disorders that may also be a factor. Past research on female offenders and psychopathy suggest that this is a valid construct when looking at female offenders. This study was driven by two questions: which personality disorders are most common in adult female offenders who are psychopathic, and are adult female offenders who are psychopathic more likely to have been convicted of a violent offense than those who are not psychopathic, but have at least one personality disorder. The results indicate that Cluster B personality disorders ... continued below

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Hilving, Rebecca August 2010.

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This thesis examines the role of psychopathy in violent female offending, and explores DSM-IV personality disorders that may also be a factor. Past research on female offenders and psychopathy suggest that this is a valid construct when looking at female offenders. This study was driven by two questions: which personality disorders are most common in adult female offenders who are psychopathic, and are adult female offenders who are psychopathic more likely to have been convicted of a violent offense than those who are not psychopathic, but have at least one personality disorder. The results indicate that Cluster B personality disorders were the most common, and Cluster C the least common. The results also showed that those women who were psychopathic were no more likely to have been convicted of a violent crime than those who had at least one personality disorder, but were not psychopathic. Treatment implications and the direction of future research are discussed.

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Hilving, Rebecca. Violent Female Offending: Examining the Role of Psychopathy and Comorbidity with DSM-IV Personality Disorders, thesis, August 2010; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc30465/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .