Psychopath & serial, spree, and mass murders

Watch The PCL-R Checklist: A measure of evil (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. Discuss the characteristics and traits of a psychopath and how the PCL-R Checklist can be used to diagnose psychopathy. Using the textbook, video, and other outside scholarly sources, discuss the validity of the PCL-R Checklist, the ethical considerations of diagnosing a psychopath, and the legal implications of such diagnoses. Do you believe that such assessments as the PCL-R Checklist can provide accurate predictions of an individual’s behavior? Based on the video and your readings, what do you think the prospects are of successfully rehabilitating a psychopath?

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 Serial, Spree, and Mass Murders

Differentiating between serial murders, spree murders, and mass murders can be difficult, as some individuals fit into two or more categories. Compare and contrast the characteristics of a serial murderer, spree murderer, and mass murderer. Using web resources, provide a criminal example of each one and discuss the motivations behind the crime(s). Are the motivations similar or different across the three? Do you think psychopathy plays a role in all murders?

Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.