Risk Assessment in Women admitted to Forensic Psychiatric Care
2016 (English)Conference paper, Abstract (Other academic)
Psychopathy is well researched in male offender populations, but not in female samples. This presentation focuses on one Dutch and one Swedish sampleof female psychiatric patients, which are merged. The aim of the study was to investigate the construct of psychopathy in women and compare data between the Netherlands and Sweden. A sample of 283 female forensic psychiatric patients was included in the study. Psychopathy was measured with the PCL-R for the Dutch sample and the PCL:SV for the Swedish sample. The PCL-R was transformed into the PCL:SV for comparisons. The results showed that the Dutch sample had a higher mean score on factor one, while for factor two and the total score there were no differences, although when controlling for substance abuse there were no differences. Specific items still differed across samples, especially when controlling for the diagnosis of the borderline personality disorder. The implications of these results will be discussed.
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Research subject Psychology
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-54145OAI: oai:DiVA.org:oru-54145DiVA: diva2:1058204
16th Conference of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services (IAFMHS), New York USA, June 21-23, 2016