The Criminal Personality presents a detailed description of criminal thinking and action patterns and convincingly argues that these patterns cannot be explained by sociologic or psychologic explanations alone. A Jason Aronson Book
|Publisher:||Aronson, Jason Inc.|
|Edition description:||Volume I|
|Product dimensions:||6.04(w) x 9.06(h) x 1.36(d)|
About the Author
Samuel Yochelson, Ph.D., M.D., was until his death in 1976, director of the Program for the Investigation of Criminal Behavior at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C. and research professor of clinical psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Alexandria, Virginia. He is also the co-author of The Criminal Personality, Volume II: The Change Process, and The Criminal Personality: Volume I, A Profile for Change.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Reluctant Converts Chapter 2 History of the Concept of the Criminal Personality Chapter 3 The Criminal's Way of Life Chapter 4 Thinking Errors Characteristic of the Criminal: I. Criminal Thinking Patterns Chapter 5 Thinking Errors Characteristic of the Criminal: II. Automatic Errors of Thinking Chapter 6 Thinking Errors Characteristic of the Criminal: III. From Idea Through Execution Chapter 7 Non-arrestable Phases in the Criminal Chapter 8 Tactics Obstructing Effective Transactions Chapter 9 The Work in Perspective
What People are Saying About This
The Criminal Personality is a seminal work that provides challenge to mental health professionals to alter their preconceptions in dealing with criminals, and gives correctional counselors a blueprint to begin the serious work of criminal rehabilitation. One by one the cherished myths of sociology and psychology regarding the origins of criminality are discarded, since the authors find that rationalizations of broken family, racial oppression, bad companions, and lack opportunity' are utilized by criminals to justify continued nonresponsibility for their own behavior.
The Criminal Personality is important reading for you. It is an often devastating book that is uncompromising in its refection of conventional wisdom in the field of criminal psychology. It rejects the concept of the criminal as biopsychosocial victim, and in its place formulates an accountability theory based on the premise that criminals freely choose and prefer lives of crime.