Inside the Criminal Mind

ISBN-10: 0812910826

ISBN-13: 9780812910827

Edition: N/A

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Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges.
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List price: $25.00
Publisher: Crown Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/12/1984
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

He is a clinical psychologist who has spent the last thirty years as a researcher, clinician, consultant, and expert witness specializing in criminal behavior, and the last seventeen specializing as an independent evaluator in extremely adversarial child custody disputes. He has been appointed to three presidential task forces on law enforcement, victims' rights, and drug-free America. He has appeared on "60 Minutes," "Oprah," NBC's "Today" show, "Good Morning America," "Larry King" and numerous other national venues. He lives in Alexandria, Virginia.

A caution to the reader
Preface to the new edition
Preface to the 1984 edition
The basic myths about criminals
Parents don't turn children into criminals
Peer pressure : no excuse for crime
"The hell with school"
Work and the criminal
People as pawns
Ultimate control : crimes of violence
"It's thugs, not drugs; it's thinking, not drinking"
"Getting over on the shrinks"
Locked up
The criminal as terrorist : implications for international terrorism
The criminal's self-image : "decent people"
The total failure of the conventional wisdom
Coping with criminals : dusty trails and dead ends
To change a criminal
"Habilitation" or more crime?
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