Date of this Version

5-1-2003

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Details

Postprint:
Wilson, P. (2003) The Concept of Evil and the Forensic Psychologist. International Journal of Forensic Psychology. Vol 1 (1) pp.1-9.
This article is published in the "International Journal of Forensic Psychology"
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Delivered as the Keynote Address to Australia’s 1st Forensic Psychology Conference, February 7-11, 2001, Wentworth Hotel, Sydney, Australia

Abstract

[Extract] But what is evil and how do we define an evil person? Let me acknowledge that defining these terms is a very difficult task indeed. But so too, as we will see, is the task of defining Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD) and Psychopathy, terms that many forensic psychologists use as if there was no controversy about them.

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