Without Conscience

Author: Robert D. Hare
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606235782
Release Date: 2011-09-20
Genre: Psychology

Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets--and they do not always ply their trade by killing. Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.

Without Conscience

Author: Robert D. Hare
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 1572304510
Release Date: 1999-01-08
Genre: Psychology

Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal violation of society's rules, serial killers like Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy are among the most dramatic examples of the psychopath. Individuals with this personality disorder are fully aware of the consequences of their actions and know the difference between right and wrong, yet they are terrifyingly self-centered, remorseless, and unable to care about the feelings of others. Perhaps most frightening, they often seem completely normal to unsuspecting targets--and they do not always ply their trade by killing. Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women based on 25 years of distinguished scientific research, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, hustlers, rapists, and other predators who charm, lie, and manipulate their way through life. Are psychopaths mad, or simply bad? How can they be recognized? And how can we protect ourselves? This book provides solid information and surprising insights for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition.

Without Conscience

Author: Robert D. Hare
Publisher: New York ; Toronto : Pocket Books
ISBN: UOM:39076001348783
Release Date: 1993
Genre: Medical

A psychologist confronts the topic of psychopathy, presenting it as a dark mystery with staggering implications for society and showing readers how to recognize whether their bosses, lovers, or friends are psychopaths.

Conservatives Without Conscience

Author: John W. Dean
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101201374
Release Date: 2006-07-11
Genre: Political Science

On the heels of his national bestseller Worse Than Watergate, John Dean takes a critical look at the current conservative movement In Conservatives Without Conscience, John Dean places the conservative movement's inner circle of leaders in the Republican Party under scrutiny. Dean finds their policies and mind- set to be fundamentally authoritarian, and as such, a danger to democracy. By examining the legacies of such old-line conservatives as J. Edgar Hoover, Spiro Agnew, and Phyllis Schlafly and of such current figures as Dick Cheney, Newt Gingrich, and leaders of the Religious Right, Dean presents an alarming record of abuses of power. His trenchant analysis of how conservatism has lost its bearings serves as a chilling warning and a stirring inspiration to safeguard constitutional principles.

The Psychopath Whisperer

Author: Kent Kiehl
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780745397
Release Date: 2014-05-01
Genre: Self-Help

A chilling and provocative scientific dissection of the psychopath’s brain Fact: A psychopath is 6 times more likely to commit a new crime after release from prison. Fact: Some forms of group therapy make psychopaths more likely to commit a new crime compared to no treatment at all. Fact: A psychopath is born every 47 seconds. Kent Kiehl is the ‘Psychopath Whisperer’, a neuroscientist who has dedicated his career to understanding what makes a mind turn criminal. Are psychopaths ‘evil’ and untreatable, or do they suffer from a mental illness comparable to schizophrenia or epilespsy? Do they – do we – have free will? Based on breathtaking research, including personality surveys and brain imaging scans of thousands of criminals, Kiehl pinpoints the biological machinery of psychopathy – and offers a radical new perspective on identifying & treating the psychopaths in our midst.

High Risk

Author: Ken Magid
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780553346671
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Family & Relationships

Case histories about children who cannot love or trust and how to recognize this type of child.

Thrill Killers

Author: Raymond Pingitore
Publisher:
ISBN: 0882822918
Release Date: 2007-10
Genre: True Crime

Chronicles the hunt for the killers of Amy Shute and Jason Burgeson, two college students who were murdered in Providence, Rhode Island in 2000.

Energy Without Conscience

Author: David McDermott Hughes
Publisher:
ISBN: 0822362988
Release Date: 2017-03-10
Genre: History

David McDermott Hughes investigates why climate change is not yet a moral issue by examining the history of energy use in Trinidad and Tobago. Drawing parallels between Trinidad's history of slavery and its oil industry, Hughes shows how treating oil as "ordinary" prevents us from making the moral choice to abandon it.

A Nation Without a Conscience

Author: Tim F. LaHaye
Publisher:
ISBN: 0842380906
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Christianity

It didn't happen overnight-but a slow, steady growth of secular influences have established a culture that our forefathers wouldn't recognize. We can point out the danger, the causes of the problem, and practical steps each of us can take to return decency justice.

Without Conscience

Author: David Stuart Davies
Publisher: Minotaur Books
ISBN: 1429953039
Release Date: 2008-11-25
Genre: Fiction

Forests of the Night introduced the intrepid John Hawke, an exciting new detective operating in London during the Blitz. Now Johnny Hawke is back in this atmospheric, thrilling sequel. Set in 1942, Without Conscience finds Rachel Howells in London for the first time, trapped in a web of violence. Her companion, army deserter Harryboy Jenkins, will stop at nothing--not even murder--to enjoy his illicit freedom. Meanwhile, private detective Johnny Hawke is involved in the bizarre murder of one of his clients. At the same time he is trying to find Peter, the runaway boy he had befriended in an earlier case. Inexorably the paths of Harryboy and Johnny grow closer together until they collide with frightening consequences. This is a stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Forests of the Night and is sure to win Davies a whole new set of fans.

Capitalism Without Conscience

Author: Michel Santi
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
ISBN: 2875740725
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Business & Economics

In this striking new book it is argued that the outraged attitudes of neoliberals and many of those who work in financial institutions with regard to the size of public deficits are far from being genuine and merely mask a desire to dismantle social programs and reduce the size of government.<BR> The author makes a persuasive case that neoliberals actively seek the deepening of the financial crisis to support their ideological demands for the shrinking of government expenditure. Indeed, he argues that neoliberals have an interest in encouraging a psychosis about public deficits in the general population to justify the cuts to public spending that will deny services to those same citizens.

The Psychopath Test

Author: Jon Ronson
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101515163
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Genre: Social Science

In this madcap journey, a bestselling journalist investigates psychopaths and the industry of doctors, scientists, and everyone else who studies them. The Psychopath Test is a fascinating journey through the minds of madness. Jon Ronson's exploration of a potential hoax being played on the world's top neurologists takes him, unexpectedly, into the heart of the madness industry. An influential psychologist who is convinced that many important CEOs and politicians are, in fact, psychopaths teaches Ronson how to spot these high-flying individuals by looking out for little telltale verbal and nonverbal clues. And so Ronson, armed with his new psychopath-spotting abilities, enters the corridors of power. He spends time with a death-squad leader institutionalized for mortgage fraud in Coxsackie, New York; a legendary CEO whose psychopathy has been speculated about in the press; and a patient in an asylum for the criminally insane who insists he's sane and certainly not a psychopath. Ronson not only solves the mystery of the hoax but also discovers, disturbingly, that sometimes the personalities at the helm of the madness industry are, with their drives and obsessions, as mad in their own way as those they study. And that relatively ordinary people are, more and more, defined by their maddest edges.

Snakes in Suits

Author: Dr. Paul Babiak
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780061854453
Release Date: 2009-10-13
Genre: Business & Economics

Let's say you're about to hire somebody for a position in your company. Your corporation wants someone who's fearless, charismatic, and full of new ideas. Candidate X is charming, smart, and has all the right answers to your questions. Problem solved, right? Maybe not. We'd like to think that if we met someone who was completely without conscience -- someone who was capable of doing anything at all if it served his or her purposes -- we would recognize it. In popular culture, the image of the psychopath is of someone like Hannibal Lecter or the BTK Killer. But in reality, many psychopaths just want money, or power, or fame, or simply a nice car. Where do these psychopaths go? Often, it's to the corporate world. Researchers Paul Babiak and Robert Hare have long studied psychopaths. Hare, the author of Without Conscience, is a world-renowned expert on psychopathy, and Babiak is an industrial-organizational psychologist. Recently the two came together to study how psychopaths operate in corporations, and the results were surprising. They found that it's exactly the modern, open, more flexible corporate world, in which high risks can equal high profits, that attracts psychopaths. They may enter as rising stars and corporate saviors, but all too soon they're abusing the trust of colleagues, manipulating supervisors, and leaving the workplace in shambles. Snakes in Suits is a compelling, frightening, and scientifically sound look at exactly how psychopaths work in the corporate environment: what kind of companies attract them, how they negotiate the hiring process, and how they function day by day. You'll learn how they apply their "instinctive" manipulation techniques -- assessing potential targets, controlling influential victims, and abandoning those no longer useful -- to business processes such as hiring, political command and control, and executive succession, all while hiding within the corporate culture. It's a must read for anyone in the business world, because whatever level you're at, you'll learn the subtle warning signs of psychopathic behavior and be able to protect yourself and your company -- before it's too late.

Shocking the Conscience

Author: Simeon Booker
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781617037894
Release Date: 2013-04-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A reporter discusses his coverage of the civil rights movement, focusing on the death of Emmett Till.

Corporations Without Conscience

Author: Ken Wessel
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781462049653
Release Date: 2011-08-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Executives, politicians and media pundits are often referred to as leaders even though they are clueless about leadership skills. As a result citizens have become cynical about leaders and are unresponsive to true leaders. Faux leaders facade is made up of lack of conscience, consciousness and conscientiousness. This book will give you direction on how to take control of your life, bring ethics to business, reduce unemployment, create true leaders, meet Stakeholder needs, reduce off-shoring, upgrade US economy and create fair taxing of corporations.