Individual pathology is a term used to refer to biological or psychological
explanations of criminal or deviant behaviour by individuals.
The assumption is that the deviant behaviour of individuals can be at least partly
explained by some physical or psychological trait that makes them different from normal
law abiding citizens.
Workplace bullying: individual pathology or organizational culture? In: Workplace
Violence: Issues, trends, strategies. Einarsen, S and Hoel, H and Zapf, D and Cooper, CL
(2005). Willan Publishing, Devon, pp. 229-247. ISBN 1-843921-34-0
Gambling Addiction as an
Individual Pathology: A Commentary
Journal International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction Publisher Springer New York.
Pant-Legs and Pathology: The Marriage of Individual and Family Assessment
Journal Contemporary Family Therapy - Publisher Springer Netherlands
Abstract Bowen family systems theory suggests that individuals who report high levels of
individual pathology will also report having been raised in families characterized by high
conflict and low adaptability. Combining individual and family assessment measures, or
using one type of measure to understand the results of the other may be possible through
the application of systems theory. Therapeutic implications of the study reported here
indicate that practitioners should consider the value of focusing on family of origin
processes before a primary focus on isolated traumatic events guides the direction of
Child deaths in penal custody: beyond individual pathology
Abstract: Three key facts by way of introduction. First, greater use of penal custody for
children is made in England and Wales than in most other industrialised democratic
countries in the world (Youth Justice Board for England and Wales, 2004). Second, the
juvenile inmates of state prisons (Young Offender Institutions) and private jails (Secure
Training Centres), routinely comprise some of society's most disadvantaged, distressed and
damaged children (Goldson, 2002). Third, 28 children died in penal custody (26 in state
prisons and 2 in private jails) in England and Wales between July 1990 and January 2005,
and literally thousands more were physically, emotionally and/or psychologically harmed
(Goldson and Coles, 2005).
Terrorism as Individual Pathology - A common suggestion is that
there must be something wrong with terrorists. Terrorists must be crazy, or suicidal, ...
Psychology of Terrorism: Coping with the Continuing Threat - by Chris E. Stout - 2004 -
Psychology - 267 pages