Psychopathy Traits Corresponding to Rapists Typology: A Mixed Method Statistical Analysis

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Nandita Chaube
Navtika Nautiyal


This paper aims to reframe the understanding of psychopathy traits within the context of rapist typology, urging a shift in perspective towards a more comprehensive understanding of this complex phenomenon. Historically, psychopathy traits have been associated with the perpetration of sexual offenses, including rape. However, recent advancements in the field of psychology have shed light on the multifaceted nature of psychopathy, emphasizing the need for a nuanced examination of its relationship to rapist typology. By reconceptualizing psychopathy traits within the context of rapists, we propose a refined perspective that moves beyond a narrow focus on psychopathy as the sole explanatory factor for sexual violence. Drawing on contemporary research and theoretical frameworks, we explore the interplay of various factors, including socio-cultural influences, childhood experiences, and individual vulnerabilities that contribute to the development of rapist typology. In conclusion, this reframing of psychopathy traits within the rapist typology encourages a more nuanced perspective that moves beyond a singular focus on psychopathy alone. By embracing a comprehensive framework that considers multiple contributing factors and adopts a trauma-informed approach, we can pave the way for a more sophisticated understanding of rapist typology.

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