We all harbor secrets. Some are big and bad; some are small and trivial. Researchers have parsed which truths to tell and which not to.
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Understanding the dark side of human conduct
Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D.
It is a short distance from regarding the criminal as victim to seeing the criminal as a hero.
The scope of the task of helping juvenile offenders change may lead to despair and self-doubt by mental health professionals and corrections workers who are unprepared.
Psychology should not overpromise when it comes to mass violence, and the public needs to be educated on the field's limitations.
A forensic psychologist notes what others fail to observe in the widely acclaimed novel "Groundskeeping."
Science and reason, not politically motivated controversy, needs to be brought to bear on understanding child pornography offenders
Understanding this feature of the criminal may help a person avoid being victimized.
It has not taken long for educators to recognize the value of and restore a program that, in a rush to "reform," was discarded.
Is it time to abolish the term "root cause" when trying to understand criminal behavior?
Child rearing is not a one-way street.
Two very different diagnostic entities may superficially resemble each other.
A person designated as a "first offender" is usually anything but. Here's why.
When it comes to lost parent-child relationships, the "obvious" culprit may not be the only culprit.
The grim assertion that a person who grows up in dire circumstances is invariably "set on a path to prison" is untrue.
"If I thought of myself as evil, I couldn't live" -- statement by a career criminal
The arsonists experiences a sense of enormous power
People do not become criminals because they are weak, vulnerable, and easily led astray.
Sex offenders start committing many types of offenses early in life.
Criminals think they are unique but do not realize that other criminals also see themselves in the same way
A quick study will never suffice
One parent could exploit the other parent's mental illness for his own self-serving agenda
The ingredients are present for a summer of increased crime
Extreme parental alienation is like a "parentectomy" in which a child loses a parent
Separating dangerous prisoners from the general population can save lives.
A counselor may be taken in by this tactic of the criminal
Two prison inmates deliver a scathing critique of the corrections establishment with constructive suggestions for change.
Might Tony Soprano have finally been amenable to therapy after Dr. Melfi terminated her contact with him?
A psychiatrist who fails to treat what should be obvious.
Correcting "errors in thinking" can prevent anger.
Saving a child's relationship with both parents.
Custody evaluations may break legal logjams.
Stanton Samenow, Ph.D., is an expert in criminal behavior. He is the author of many books including Inside the Criminal Mind.