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Inside the Criminal Mind

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ISBN-10: 140004619X

ISBN-13: 9781400046195

Edition: 2004 (Revised)

Authors: Stanton E. Samenow

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In 1984, this groundbreaking book presented a chilling profile of the criminal mind that shattered long-held myths about the sources of and cures for crime. Now, with the benefit of twenty years' worth of additional knowledge and insight, Stanton Samenow offers a completely updated edition of his classic work, including fresh perceptions into crimes in the spotlight today, from stalking and domestic violence to white-collar crime and political terrorism. Dr. Samenow's three decades of working with criminals have reaffirmed his argument that factors such as poverty, divorce, and media violence do not cause criminality. Rather, as Samenow documents here, all criminals share a particular…    
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 3/30/2004
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.034

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?