To save content items to your account,
please confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your account.
Find out more about saving content to .
To save content items to your Kindle, first ensure email@example.com
is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings
on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part
of your Kindle email address below.
Find out more about saving to your Kindle.
Note you can select to save to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations.
‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be saved to your device when it is connected to wi-fi.
‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.
This chapter focuses on the practical issues to consider when making personality disorder classifications, as defined by DSM, within forensic settings. Classification of personality disorder within DSM-IV-TR is based on identification of a number of traits presented by the individual. A number of instruments have been developed to assess and classify Personality Disorder, with a range of new instruments being developed specifically to assist in DSM classification. While there is extensive information about personality disorder, much less information is available about personality disorder and its assessment in forensic populations. A number of studies have examined the use of personality disorder classifications in forensic populations. It is not sufficient to only identify traits within a single setting; adequate information must be available to assess early conduct disorder and the appearance of traits in late adolescence and early adulthood. Motivational factors related to the completion of the assessment should also be considered.