GREAT BOOK – UNDERSTANDING FEMALE OFFENDERS

“Groundbreaking and “trailblazing” are the first two words that come to mind after reading Understanding Female Offenders –– Psychopathy, Criminal Behavior, Assessment , and Treatment. (Smith, Gacono and Cunliffe, Academic Press 2021). Psychologists Jason Smith, Carl Gacono and Ted Cunliffe have authored a pioneering work that synthesizes assessment strategies and explains pitfalls in analyzing female...
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Rebel Without a Cause – a Psychopath!

In his 1944 book, Rebel Without A Cause, Dr. Robert M. Lindner reports about his pioneering use of hypnoanalysis to study someone he believed was a psychopath. He describes the typical psychopath as one who “ … is a rebel, a religious disobeyer of prevailing codes and standards. Moreover, clinical experience with such individuals makes...
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HOW TO BE HAPPY WHEN ALL ABOUT YOU ISN’T

AN ESSAY ON HAPPINESS Looney Tunes! That is what my dentist said makes him happy. He loves to hear the music that introduced his favorite cartoons when he was a boy. It brings back memories, he laughed, as he was getting ready to x-ray my bitewings. As for me, my childhood was not a happy...
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Psychopaths and Conscience

“Conscience is the most sacred of all property.”  James Madison, Essay on Property, 1792 It has been said all too often that the psychopath has no conscience. Having a mother and sister who were psychopaths, I grew curious about conscience—what was it and does everyone have one?  I read books about conscience and wondered, did...
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