PSYCHOPATHY ACCORDING TO THE FBI

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In the Mom Network, we follow with interest how they define and work with psychopathy in the FBI.

The Danish custody law (the Parental Responsibility Act), which makes shared custody mandatory, is based on the premise that there are no psychopaths or that it is possible to identify them as you go along.

The many women we know of can testify that that is NOT the case.

Psychopaths are NOT recognized. On the contrary, it happens too often that they succeed brilliantly in manipulating social workers, psychologists, caseworkers and judges. They normally get away with shifting the blame to the victim, which they are so skilled at, the so-called “victim-blaming”.

The many professionals in Denmark involved with divorces have a deep naiveté when it comes to the possibility of collaborating with a psychopath. And the custody law makes Denmark the navel of the world for psychopaths and for pedophiles. The subtitle to the law could be: “Have a child with a Dane – then no one can protect your victims”.

We recommend this article from the FBI homepage, which describes psychopaths as predators, who pick and hunt prey among the same species. The FBI uses the expression “intraspecies predators”.

Here are a couple of quotes from the article:

PSYCHOPATHY – AN IMPORTANT FORESIC CONCEPT FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

By Paul Babiak, M.S., Ph.D.; Jorge Folino, M.D., Ph.D.; Jeffrey Hancock, Ph.D.; Robert D. Hare, Ph.D.; Matthew Logan, Ph.D., M.Ed.; Elizabeth Leon Mayer, Ph.D.; J. Reid Meloy, Ph.D.; Helinä Häkkänen-Nyholm, Ph.D.; Mary Ellen O’Toole, Ph.D.; Anthony Pinizzotto, Ph.D.; Stephen Porter, Ph.D.; Sharon Smith, Ph.D.; and Michael Woodworth, Ph.D.

“Over the years, Hollywood has provided many examples of psychopaths. As a result, psychopaths often are identified as scary people who look frightening or have other off-putting characteristics. In reality, a psychopath can be anyone—a neighbor, coworker, or homeless person. Each of these seemingly harmless people may prey continually on others around them.

Psychopathy is the most dangerous of the personality disorders.

Many psychopaths exhibit a profound lack of remorse for their aggressive actions, both violent and nonviolent, along with a corresponding lack of empathy for their victims.

They do not accept responsibility for their actions and find a way to shift the blame to someone or something else.

In general, psychopaths are glib and charming, and they use these attributes to manipulate others into trusting and believing in them.

Many of the attitudes and behaviors of psychopaths have a distinct predatory quality to them. Psychopaths see others as either competitive predators or prey. To understand how psychopaths achieve their goals, it is important to see them as classic predators.

Most psychopaths are skilled at camouflage through deception and manipulation, as well as stalking and locating areas where there is an endless supply of victims.5

The psychopath is an intraspecies predator,

The psychopath’s egocentricity and need for power and control are the perfect ingredients for a lifetime of antisocial and criminal activity.

Many psychopaths have little difficulty joining the ranks of business, politics, law enforcement, government, and academia.10

However, psychopathy often is misread, misdiagnosed, minimized, or explained away by professionals whose jobs require regular interaction with psychopaths, namely in the mental health, judicial, and law enforcement communities. When these professionals encounter psychopathy in the course of their work, their reaction and response to the psychopath may be too little and too late. Their lack of information can lead to serious consequences, ranging from mishandling the strategy for interviews and interrogations to believing a psychopath’s complete fabrications as seemingly plausible explanations.”

http://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/law-enforcement-bulletin/july-2012/psychopathy-an-important-forensic-concept-for-the-21st-century

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