Quick Search:

is currently disabled due to reindexing of the ZORA database. Please use Advanced Search.
uzh logo
Browse by:

Zurich Open Repository and Archive 

Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-47286

Habermeyer, E; Passow, D; Vohs, K (2010). Is psychopathy elevated among criminal offenders who are under preventive detention pursuant to Section 66 of the German Penal Code? Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 28(2):267-276.

[img] PDF - Registered users only


In Germany, preventive detention can be imposed if a repeat offender shows a proclivity to commit further significant criminal acts. The courts require expert opinion to provide information about personality traits relevant for this disposition. However, currently, consensus about this topic is lacking. On the basis of a standardized examination, the relevance of Hare's concept of "psychopathy" for expert opinion is discussed in the context of preventive detention.

Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:04 Faculty of Medicine > Psychiatric University Hospital Zurich > Clinic for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, and Psychosomatics
DDC:610 Medicine & health
Deposited On:01 Mar 2011 15:44
Last Modified:28 Nov 2013 00:00
Publisher DOI:10.1002/bsl.927
PubMed ID:20422649
Citations:Web of Science®. Times Cited: 8
Google Scholar™
Scopus®. Citation Count: 10

Users (please log in): suggest update or correction for this item

Repository Staff Only: item control page