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Understanding the dark side of human conduct
Stanton E. Samenow Ph.D.
There is no need to offer a justification when a person feels entitled.
A minor encounter that can turn into tragedy.
They crave the trappings of responsible living but don't want to be responsible for acquiring them.
PTSD does not "cause" crime.
Restraint, seclusion, or exclusion may be the most humane measures to manage chronically disruptive students who victimize students who want to learn.
His "blunder" was homicide
It's "OK" to assault a mother, but not to murder a child.
Context tells the story
Before it's too late.
It is essential to uncover what lies deeply buried.
Needed to deter criminal conduct in the workplace: more oversight and imposing of consequences.
Thought patterns that result in predatory sexual behavior have long resided within the individual. His status and environment provide opportunity to express them.
A mental illness does not necessarily preclude choice.
It is necessary to unearth the individual's overall psychological makeup
A crime always has a context. But it is often challenging to discover what it is.
The issue is not "inability" but choices that an offender makes.
Let's examine the premise of a smash hit entertainment series.
Criminals case others out for their own purposes in all sorts of situations.
You may believe you understand what an offender is saying, but think again!
"Drugs do not grab you and hold you in a bear hug."
Taking a look at the thinking processes underlying opioid addiction.
The criminal evaluates his evaluator.
A policy that imposes more suffering on people who are already suffering.
Do you think that acquiring job skills and a well-paying job prevents crime? Rarely is this true. Change is a lot more complicated.
Examples of a dramatically different view of life.
Giving some young offenders a break may be the worst thing to do
A further look at the conventional wisdom
A new take on an old childhood story
Good deeds can have a dark motive
Focus on the personality, not the after-the-fact justification
Stanton Samenow, Ph.D., is an expert in criminal behavior. He is the author of many books including Inside the Criminal Mind.