Gender, Violence and Antisocial Personalities
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Gender, Violence and Antisocial Personalities

Gender, Violence and Antisocial Personalities

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Renold Building (Room F2)

Altrincham Street, Sackville Street Campus,

University of Manchester

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One of the most established fixtures on the criminological landscape is the dominance of men in data on violence. Men commit far more acts of violence – particularly more serious acts of violence.

The diagnoses of ‘antisocial personality disorder’ and ‘psychopathy’ are also far more commonly applied to men. Do the constructs of personality disorder or psychopathy offer any help in understanding the relationship between gender and  violence?  Do men happen to suffer from these ‘disorders’ more than women, or is it simply that violent behaviour, so much more likely to be carried out by men, leads to the diagnosis? Perhaps a better understanding of gender can tell us more about violence and its relationship to individual experience? Is it helpful to wonder about the psychosocial dynamics of gender and their relation to violence?

We are holding a one day seminar to explore this relationship. This seminar is organised as part of the ESRC Seminar series ‘Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder.

 

We are holding a one day seminar to explore this relationship. This seminar is organised as part of the ESRC Seminar series ‘Cross Disciplinary Perspectives on ‘antisocial personality disorder.’

  • David Gadd, Professor of Criminology, University of Manchester, ‘Beyond Typologies: Foregrounding Meaning and Motive in Domestic Violence Perpetration’

  • Anthony Ellis, Lecturer in Sociology and Criminology “'Headcases', 'Nutters' and 'Handy' Lads: For a Critical Psycho Social Understanding of Male to Male Violence”

  • Peter Harris, Senior Lecturer, in Youth and Community Studies Newman college ‘'Down with the kids'? 'On-road' youth worker identities and pathways to desistance.

  • Anna Motz, Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist, NHS Trust, Institute Of Mental Health- “Explorations of Gender in Intimate Partner Violence”

  • Shadd Maruna, Professor of Criminology, University of Manchester ‘Masculinity, Masks and the Social Construction of Psychopathy'

Lunch included for all registered guests. Contact  d.jones@uel.ac.uk or david.gadd@manchester.ac.uk for further details. Or see http://aspd-incontext.org/gender-violence-and-antisocial-personalities/



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