“Psychopath” is a term frequently used in the criminal justice system; however, it is often misunderstood. This training will cover the definition and symptoms of psychopathy, how psychopathy is assessed, where psychopathy comes from, and what we know about treating psychopaths. This training will also explore the current controversies surrounding psychopathy, and how this term can be used more effectively for decision making and planning in the criminal justice system.
Presenter: Jillian Peterson, PhD
Dr. Jillian Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Hamline University in St. Paul, where she teaches classes in forensic psychology, mental illness in the criminal justice system, and research. She has a PhD in psychology and social behavior from the University of California, Irvine with an emphasis on psychology and law. Dr. Peterson previously worked as a special investigator on death penalty cases in New York City, as a research coordinator at the University of Minnesota, and as a jury and trial consultant. She has published multiple research articles related to risk assessment, psychopathy, mental illness and crime, and school shootings.
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