Life-Course-Persistent Antisocial BehaviorRobert Eme*
Department of Clinical Psychology, Argosy University, Illinois, Schaumburg, USA.
- *Corresponding Author:
- Robert Eme
Department of Clinical Psychology
Argosy University, Illinois, Schaumburg, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received December 23, 2015; Accepted January 04, 2016; Published January 12, 2016
Citation: Eme R (2016) Radial Life-Course-Persistent Antisocial Behavior. J Foren Psy 1:101. doi: 10.4172/2475-319X.1000101
Copyright: © 2016 Eme R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The article reviewed the status of the Life Course Persistent category of antisocial behavior some two decades plus from its original formulation as well as the finding from the landmark Dunedin longitudinal study of antisocial behavior that this category is comprised almost entirely of males. The importance of this category for forensic psychology is the robust and remarkable finding that the small group of individuals (5-10%) who tend to cluster in this category are responsible for over half of all crimes in the United States and other developed countries, and an even greater proportion of violent crimes.