CONFESSIONS OF A CRIMINOLOGIST: Some of my best friends were sociopaths
Lew Yablonsky's story is about a youth who was involved in various delinquent activities as a teenager, and later in life, after serving in the Navy, went through a dramatic change to become a noted Professor of Criminology. His favorite commentary about his life change on various national TV programs and in news media about his professional life was: "In my early years some of my best friends were criminal sociopaths, and I learned more about crime from them than I learned from acquiring my Ph.D. at NYU." His autobiography details his early years, and how his personal life entwines with the 20 books he has researched and written about crime, drug addiction, and other social issues. The following quote from a review of his first book "The Violent Gang" in the Los Angeles Times describes his writing style "...a powerful and incisive writing in the field of sociology...an important and imensely useful work.
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1949 to 1960
Chapter 3 Directing a Crime Prevention Program in New York and the Violent Gang 195358
Chapter 4 UCLA Synanon Donna and Mitch 1960 to 1965
Chapter 5 The Hippie Trip Period 19651970
Chapter 6 George Raft Hollywood and Psychodrama 1970 to 1980 Researching and Writing About Raft
Chapter 7 My Research into the Extra Sex
Chapter 8 Divorce a FatherSon Book 1980 To 1994
Psychodrama and Therapeutic Community Workshops In The US And Europe
Chapter 10 ExpertWitness Work and Gangs 1994 To 2010
Books Published By Lewis Yablonsky
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