Psychopathic traits in children need to be addressed to stop them developing into the stuff of horror movies
Many of us 1wonder what makes psychopaths. When we hear about Stephen Paddock shooting into an innocent crowd in Las Vegas or the ten-year-old Liverpuddlians who hit two-year-old James Bulger with bricks and left him on a train line in 1993 to be 2split in half by a train, we desperately want to understand why. If we could only understand, maybe we could 3fix it.
Around 1% of children have what experts call “4callous, unemotional traits” – behavior that would be considered psychopathic in an adult.