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Hereditary Factors in Antisocial Personality Disorder

  • Steven G. Vandenberg
  • Sandra Manes Singer
  • David L. Pauls

Abstract

The phenotypes to be discussed in this chapter form a rather complicated set of behaviors that display certain common characteristics. However, a distinction should be made between criminality and antisocial personality disorder (until recently, more frequently referred to as “psychopathy”). Criminality, in general, is not considered to be a psychiatric disorder. Antisocial personality disorder, however, is a well-established psychiatric syndrome, one symptom of which is often criminal behavior.

Keywords

Twin Pair Criminal Behavior Biological Parent Antisocial Personality Disorder Criminal Record 
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Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven G. Vandenberg
    • 1
  • Sandra Manes Singer
    • 2
  • David L. Pauls
    • 3
  1. 1.University of ColoradoBoulderUSA
  2. 2.University of Southern IndianaEvansvilleUSA
  3. 3.Yale UniversityNew HavenUSA

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