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Understanding the dark side of human conduct
Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D.
Criminality should not diminish a legitimate cause.
The controversy and confusion are needless.
A despot who ruined an entire society.
Little deters the criminal for very long.
Is it more than regret about consequences that may ensue?
With coronavirus, domestic violence is likely to increase.
The narcissist can be an extremely dangerous human being.
Why people simmer with rage when their expectations are not met and their self-image is not confirmed.
Ignoring a criminal's expectations can have disastrous consequences.
The rescue of the child is of paramount importance, not the motivation of the alienating parent
The term "addiction" suggests we are not responsible
To speak of choice in the context of addiction is not blaming.
Where does responsibility for the "disease" of addiction lie?
Defense of the abuser by those who should know better
A criminal often views himself as a law unto himself—a totally special individual.
The mental makeup of the people who become mass shooters must be studied, not just their environment.
A promising but time-consuming process
Offense at a previous post was understandably taken although none was intended.
In this form of domestic warfare, no holds are barred.
There may need to be consequences for a "parentectomy," but criminalization is not the best route.
Consider the criminal's pretensions and unrealistic expectations.
Working toward "eliminating" anger is a realistic and mandatory objective.
What is habitual is not compulsive.
Parental alienation constitutes a form of child abuse. For the alienator, it is about winning and losing while employing any means to an end.
A victimizer sees himself as the victim
The criminal as "a little god," and gods do not failed.
Having an adequate mental health evaluation could be a life-or-death matter.
A reluctant convert to taking a new approach.
Politically motivated or not, the basic mentality of mass killers is the same.
There is no need to offer a justification when a person feels entitled.
Stanton Samenow, Ph.D., is an expert in criminal behavior. He is the author of many books including Inside the Criminal Mind.