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The relationship between psychopathy traits and neurodevelopmental disorders in forensic populations : a systematic PRISMA review

Allely, CS and Cooke, DJ 2016, 'The relationship between psychopathy traits and neurodevelopmental disorders in forensic populations : a systematic PRISMA review' , Sociology and Anthropology, 4 (5) , 380 -407.

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Abstract

Background: Numerous studies investigate the rate of neurodevelopmental disorders in forensic populations. Studies have also investigated the rate of psychopathy in such settings. However, there appears to be a paucity of studies looking at both of these (co-morbidity between these disorders) and the possible relationships between the two in forensic populations. Method: Presented here are the findings from a systematic review conducted, following PRISMA guidelines, of the peer-reviewed literature. The review identified studies that investigated the rate and/or relationship of neurodevelopmental disorders (Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Autism Spectrum Disorders) and psychopathy in a forensic sample population without relying on previous childhood diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders. Results: Twenty-two studies were identified which investigated the rate and/or relationship of neurodevelopmental disorders and psychopathy in a forensic sample population without relying on previous childhood diagnosis of neurodevelopmental disorders such as attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorders. Conclusion: The findings highlight the need for the development of screening and diagnostic tools especially targeted at offenders and validated for this purpose.

Item Type: Article
Schools: Schools > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Journal or Publication Title: Sociology and Anthropology
ISSN: 2331-6179
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: CS Allely
Date Deposited: 19 May 2016 12:39
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2016 14:32
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/38999

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