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WITHOUT CONSCIENCE: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

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A fascinating, if terrifying, look at psychopaths: the often charming, glib, sane-seeming people who rape and murder—and rip- off S&Ls—without a second's thought because they utterly lack the emotions that add up to the defining human characteristic of conscience. Hare (Psychology/University of British Columbia) gives thumbnail sketches of one psychopath after another—from John Wayne Gacy, the ... Read full review

Without conscience: the disturbing world of the psychopaths among us

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The word psychopath conjures up visions of the horrific deeds of Ted Bundy or Jeffrey Dahmer for most people. But not all murderers are psychopaths and not all psychopaths are murderers. Psychopathy ... Read full review

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I was raised to believe that a loving God made every being equal even as I was taught about the devil.
'Without Conscience' details decades of serious research and is a riveting read - and an
important one that re-educates the world to the stark fact that equality is not a given.
Many predators became deranged through bad treatment in childhood. Others are simply born with a less efficient capacity for empathy, just as some babies are born with other mental deformities. Perhaps its time we accept reality.
Clearly-written and easy-to-read, 'Without Conscience' urges a too-kind public to become discerning and then to hasten to instruct their vulnerable children to become knowledgeable too. It teaches about the profile of a predator, warning signs and ways to protect oneself.
I used to feel guilty when I felt suspicious of a person. Now I congratulate myself and step aside as quickly as possible. Forewarned is forearmed.
Eleanor Cowan, author of : A History of a Pedophile's Wife
 


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