For this Assignment, review the psychopathic behaviors identified by Hare and Cleckley on page 174 of the course text, and consider the characteristics of psychopaths. Then, review the forensic report case study of D.V. in Chapter 5 of Forensic Mental Health Assessment: A Casebook, focusing on the criminal behavior and personality traits present in the case. Reflect on whether the personality traits indicate that the individual in the case study is a psychopath, as well as the degree to which psychopathy fully accounts for his behavior.
Assignment (1–2 pages):
· Briefly describe the criminal behavior in the case study.
· Explain whether or not the individual in the case study exhibits the characteristics of a psychopath, and why or why not.
· Based on the information in the case study and this week’s other resources, explain at least oneconclusion you might draw about the nature of psychopathic behavior.
Support your Assignment with specific references to all resources used in its preparation. You are asked to provide a reference list only for those resources not included in the resources for this course.