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Noncriminal Psychopathy

Event number: 17606
1.5 CPD hours
Presenter(s): Nathan Brooks

Noncriminal Psychopathy: Understanding Psychopathy Outside of Correctional Settings

Psychopathy is a widely cited personality construct traditionally considered to be strongly associated with criminal behaviour. In recent years debate has emerged concerning the notion of noncriminal and successful psychopathy. The successful psychopath is characterised as residing in the community and being high on the interpersonal and affective features of psychopathy, yet low on criminal tendencies. The term ‘successful psychopath’ has emerged prominently since the 2008 Global Financial Crisis and has contributed to a number of new studies examining psychopathy in both business and the community. The presentation will explore research investigating noncriminal psychopathy in business and the community.  Current prevalence rates suggest that psychopathic traits are commonly found in the corporate domain, with prevalence rates estimated to be approximately 4%.  The manifestation of psychopathy in noncriminal settings will be examined, including a review of case studies. Implications for assessment and treatment will be discussed. 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Improved understanding of psychopathic personality
  • Increased understanding of current practices and research

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About the presenter(s)

Nathan is forensic psychologist who has undergone specialised training in court and psychological assessment report writing. He provides forensic assessment services for criminal and civil matters to the Courts at the request of the Department of Justice and Attorney General and independent legal firms. Many of these assessment requests pertain to intellectual functioning, personality disorders, offending behaviour and individuals at risk. Nathan has extensive experience working with sexual, violent and psychopathic offenders. Through his role as a treating psychologist, he has provided psychological intervention services to both perpetrators and victims of crime. Nathan has also worked with a number of individuals detained under the Dangerous Prisoners Sexual Offenders Act. He has provided consultancy to government agencies and assisted in the management of offender risk in the community. His early career work focused on juvenile offenders involved with the justice system. Nathan has recently submitted his PhD, which examined psychopathic personality traits in community, business and criminal samples.


6.00pm for a 6.30pm start

Online registration


Red Cross Rooms
38 Ferry Street
Nerang, QLD 4211
Venue is wheelchair accessible
Start date: 15/6/2017
End date: 15/6/2017
Time: 6.00pm - 8.00pm


APS member: $15
APS student member: $10
Non APS member: $20


APS - Gold Coast Branch
Contact Jessica Paynter
07 5678 7058