Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

Front Cover
Pocket Books, 1993 - Medical - 236 pages
5 Reviews
Are psychopaths born without empathy, or created by circumstance? Based on 25 years of groundbreaking research, this fascinating book is "of exceptional value to anyone wishing to . . . guard against these baffling predators" (Joseph Wambaugh). "A brilliant, in-depth handling of a most complex subject".--Hugh Aynesworth (Conversations with a Killer).

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
4 stars
3 stars
2 stars
1 star

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - waltzmn - LibraryThing

Forget Lord Voldemort. On the evidence, Robert Hare, the author of Without Conscience, was the first Death Eater. I say that because, although Hare writes this book to warn about psychopaths, you can ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - ritaer - LibraryThing

Without Conscience: the Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us, a summary of what was known at the time (early 90s) about the diagnosis, cause and treatment of the psychopath. Includes some ... Read full review


The Roots of the Problem
The Ethics of Labeling
A Survival Guide

1 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1993)

Robert D. Hare, Ph.D., is the author of Without Conscience and the creator of the standard tool for diagnosing psychopathy. He is an emeritus professor of psychology at the University of British Columbia, and president of Darkstone Research Group, a forensic research and consulting firm. He has won numerous awards for his research, lectures widely on psychopathy, and consults with law enforcement organizations, including the FBI. He lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, with his wife.

Bibliographic information