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    Antisocial Personality Disorder and Criminal Behavior

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    What are the components of antisocial personality disorder? Who defined or discovered the disorder? What treatments are available, and could these treatments possibly inhibit or prevent the link with criminal behavior?

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    According to the diagnostic manual of the American Psychiatric Association (DSM IV 301.70), individuals with an Antisocial Personality Disorder show a lack of concern toward the expectations and rules of society. They frequently violate the rules of society and the rights of other. This disorder is characterized by traits such as lack of empathy, inflated and arrogant self-appraisal, and glib and superficial charm. This order was first defined as psychopathy by Hervey Milton Cleckley, ...

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    This solution discusses antisocial personality disorder and criminal behavior. It explains the various components of antisocial personality disorder. It also identifies who defined/discovered the disorder, and currently available treatments. The explanation is given in 285 words.