I've looked at the three studies you cite, and unfortunately, the sample populations all include alcoholism or other dependency together with the antisocial personality diagnoses in the group of parents, or alcoholism alone. While knowing that parental alcoholism is associated with various problems for the alcoholics' children is indisputably important, that it is impossible to isolate effects of parental ASPD alone on their offspring is most disappointing. The closest any of the papers came to discussing what ASPD alone does is a mention of 6 girls with fathers with ASPD, and that's far too small a population to draw any conclusions from.
Is there only grant money to study alcoholism, and ASPD is a phantom study added to the mix in the hope something will shake out by the time the comparisons are done? Is
there a dearth of ASPD parents who are not addicts to study? Or do ASPD fathers simply not have children whom they stick around to raise, and the kids have no idea how lucky they are, unless they've inherited some genetic predisposition to ASPD themselves?
Is there an explanation for a lack of hard evidence on this topic, as opposed to the 'natural' expectations regarding the likely effects this particular kind of toxic parent can have on his kids?
I appreciate your help, especially in getting me to sites I couldn't access by myself. I'm just so frustrated that I could spit nails. While everyone wants to investigate the dangerous psychopaths, no one seems to take the conman variety particularly seriously, especially with respect to the damage they do within the family, and the isolation they effect of the other family members due to their obnoxious behaviours.