Sociology Index

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 also referred to as Sociopathy. Antisocial personality disorder 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 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.

Books On Antisocial Personality Disorder

Bad Boys, Bad Men: Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder - Donald W. Black, C. Lindon Larson

The Antisocial Personalities - Book by David T. Lykken

Personality and Dangerousness: Genealogies of Antisocial Personality Disorder - Book by David McCallum

Antisocial Behavior: Personality Disorders from Hostility to Homicide - Book by Benjamin B. Wolman

Working Positively with Personality Disorder in Secure Settings: A Practitioner's Perspective (Wiley Series in Personality Disorders) - Phil Willmot and Neil Gordon.

Antisocial Personality Disorder and Criminal Justice: Evidence-based practices for offenders & substance abusers by Gregory L. Little, Kenneth D. Robinson, Katherine Burnette, and & E. Stephen Swan.

Multisystemic Therapy for Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents by Scott W. Henggeler PhD, Phillippe B. Cunningham Phd, Sonja K. Schoenwald Phd, and Charles M. Borduin.