Sociology Index


Books On Antisocial Personality Disorder

Antisocial personality disorder (ASP) is a personality disorder that involves disregard for the rights of others, as well as impulsive, irresponsible and aggressive behaviour.

Antisocial personality disorder is connected to many of society's ills, including crime, domestic violence, drug and alcohol abuse, and even rape and murder. For men with severe antisocial personality disorder, life becomes an opportunity to break all social and moral rules without remorse. Antisocial personality disorder is a disorder that affects seven million Americans.

Predictive power of the childhood precursors of antisocial personality disorder provides ample justification for early intervention. Conduct problems are predictive of antisocial personality disorder independently of the associated adverse family and social factors.

Antisocial personality disorder is preceded by serious and persistent conduct problems starting in early childhood, and so there is little difficulty in identifying an at-risk group.

The diagnosis of Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) is controversial with its inclusion criteria substantially modified with every new version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Prototypical analysis has been proposed as a method of establishing the core and most representative Antisocial personality disorder characteristics. - Prototypical Analysis of Antisocial Personality Disorder - A Study of Inmate Samples - RICHARD ROGERS, KENNETH W. SEWELL, KEITH R. CRUISE, University of North Texas, RANDALL T. SALEKIN, Florida International University.