Carlo Garofalo

Forensic Psychology

Universitair Docent
Tilburg University
Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Department of Developmental Psychology

Juridische gevolgen
De gevolgen voor criminaliteit


  • Emotion
  • Interpersonal violence
  • Aggression
  • Antisociality
  • Personality

Expert Statement

I study individual differences characteristics related to criminal, antisocial, and violent behavior, with special emphasis on affective functioning and personality. With regard to the current public health crisis, I am interested in (1) the effects of social isolation on some forms of interpersonal violence (e.g. intimate partner violence, child abuse, deviant sexual behaviors), and (2) whether a small portion of individuals who tend to habitually disregard social norms and expectations may be contributing to the spread and maintenance of the current public health emergency. 

Voorbeeld van relevante publicatie

Garofalo, C., Bogaerts, S., & Denissen, J.J.A. (2018). Personality functioning and psychopathic traits in child molesters and violent offenders. Journal of Criminal Justice, 55, 80–87.

Gillespie, S.M., Garofalo, C., & Velotti, P. (2018). Emotion regulation, mindfulness, and alexithymia: Specific or general impairments in sexual, violent, and homicide offenders? Journal of Criminal Justice, 58, 56–66.

van Bommel, R.,* Uzieblo, K., Bogaerts, S., & Garofalo, C.* (2018). Psychopathic traits and deviant sexual interests: The moderating role of gender. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 17(3), 256–271.

Garofalo, C., & Bogaerts, S. (2019). Attachment and personality disorders among child molesters: The role of trust. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 31(1), 97– 124.

Garofalo, C.,* López-Pérez, B.,* Gummerum, M., Hanoch, Y., & Tamir, M. (2019). Emotion Goals: What do Sexual Offenders Want to Feel? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 63(15–16), 2611–2629.

Garofalo, C., Neumann, C.S., Zeigler-Hill, V., & Meloy, J.R. (2019). Spiteful and contemptuous: A new look at the emotional experiences related to psychopathy. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 10(2), 173–184.

van Vugt, E., & Garofalo, C. (2020). Similarities and differences between youth who engaged in intrafamilial and extrafamilial sexually abusive behavior: An exploratory study. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Advance online publication.