Clinical implications for the assessment and treatment of antisocial and psychopathic domestic violence perpetrators

Matthew T. Huss, Christmas N. Covell, Jennifer Langhinrichsen-Rohling

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This article examines the evidence regarding the presence of a subgroup of antisocial and potentially psychopathic batterers, and encourages clinicians to routinely assess for these traits. Antisocial/ psychopathic characteristics are potentially problematic in the ongoing evaluation of risk and demand special attention in cases of domestic violence.1 Furthermore, there are a number of treatment implications because of the characterlogical deficits associated with this group. Suggestions are provided for improving treatment effectiveness and risk management with these batterers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)59-85
Number of pages27
JournalJournal of Aggression, Maltreatment and Trauma
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jul 14 2006


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine

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