26 Dev. Mental Health L. 1 (2007)

handle is hein.journals/dvmnhlt26 and id is 1 raw text is: DEVELOPMENTS IN
MENTAL HEALTH LAW
The Institute of Law, Psychiatry & Public Policy - The University of Virginia
Volume 26, Number 1                                           January 2007
A Cloudy Crystal Ball: Concerns Regarding the Use of Juvenile
Psychopathy Scores in Judicial Waiver Hearings
By Vanessa L. Kolbe
Arrogant, shameless, immoral, impulsive,
antisocial, superficial, alert, self-assured,
boastful, callous, remorseless, charming,        Also in this Issue:
irresponsible. This is the poisonous mix of
traits that make up the psychopathic     Jonathan Chananie, Violent
personality. Psychopaths file in and out of  Videogames, Crime, and the
jails and mental institutions, inadequately  Law: Looking for Proof of a
classified as criminals, misfits, addicts, or  Causal Connection ................ 27
alcoholics. Psychopaths also sit in corporate  Developments in the USSC ........ 45
boardrooms or function as scientists or  Developments in Virginia ..... 53
physicians or in any number of respectable  Developments in Other
capacities.... None of them  hears voices  Federal Courts ........................ 60
or displays any psychosis. But they are all  Developments in Other States... 70
headed for big trouble in a lifelong string of  Other Developments .............. 79
disasters that could run the gamut from
financial ruin to murder. - HERVEY CLECKLEY,
THE MASK OF SANITY (back cover) (1982).
I. Introduction                          The Institute of Law, Psychiatry and
Public Policy, Department of
Hervey Cleckley popularized the psychopathic  Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral
personality in his influential book, The Mask of  Sciences, University of Virginia
Sanity. Although Cleckley's clinical     Health System, is looking to recruit
conception remains relevant today, the   a forensic psychologist. For more
construct of psychopathy has been        details, see page 52.
strengthened by scientific findings in recent
decades. This research has indicated that
J.D. expected May 2007, University of Virginia School of Law. Editorial Board, Virginia Law Review. I
would like to express my sincere gratitude to Professor Thomas L. Hafemeister for his helpful insight on
the development of this article. Please address correspondence to vanessakolbe@virginia.edu.

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