Antisocial personality disorder in adolescents with delinquent behavior (a review of foreign literature)



The article reviews the international experience of antisocial personality disorder assessment in adolescents with delinquent behavior. We discuss concepts such as antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy. We provide the basic clinical and clinical-psychological concepts of foreign researchers in this area, including discussion questions. Within the concepts, we outlined the basic characteristics of antisocial personality disorder and psychopathy. We discuss the basic diagnostic techniques, evaluating antisocial personality disorder in adults and adolescents. We present the results of research into the problem of formation of antisocial personality disorder in adolescence, including the age aspect. We list the major diagnostic categories associated with the subsequent formation of antisocial personality disorder and put the main issues a russian specialist is faced with during diagnostics of antisocial personality disorder in adolescents with delinquent and illegal behavior.

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Keywords: antisocial personality disorder, psychopathy, formation, adolescence, delinquent behavior, behavior disorder.

Journal rubric: Legal Psychology of Childhood

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Syrokvashina K.V. Antisocial personality disorder in adolescents with delinquent behavior (a review of foreign literature) [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologiya i pravo = Psychology and Law, 2013. Vol. 3, no. 4 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Ksenia V. Syrokvashina, PhD in Psychology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor, Senior Researcher at the Laboratory of Child and Adolescent Psychology, V.P. Serbsky National Medical Research Center of Psychiatry and Narcology of the Ministry of Health of Russia, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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