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How common is psychopathy?

Joni Johnston
Psychology
According to Robert Hare, the foremost researcher on psychopathy, 1% of the general population suffers from this personality disorder. Take a visit to a prison, however, and you are likely to find a diagnosable psychopath in one out of every 4-6 inmates.

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