Without Conscience: the Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

  Without Conscience

By Robert D. Hare, PhD 



Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded and conscienceless criminals that increasingly populate our movies, TVs and newspaper headlines. 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.

Presenting a compelling portrait of these dangerous men and women, Dr. Robert D. Hare vividly describes a world of con artists, white collar criminals, hustlers and other predators who charm, lie and manipulate their way through life. This book provides solid information and surprising insight for anyone seeking to understand this devastating condition. 



Product Details: 
Copyright 1999
ISBN 978-1-57230-451-2
Paperback, 236 pages
The Guilford Press

Table of Contents:


Chapter 1: "Experiencing" the Psychopath

Chapter 2: Focusing the Picture

Chapter 3: The Profile: Feelings and Relationships

Chapter 4: The Profile: Lifestyle

Chapter 5: Internal Controls: The Missing Piece

Chapter 6: Crime: The Logical Choice

Chapter 7: White-Collar Psychopaths

Chapter 8: Words from an Overcoat Pocket

Chapter 9: Flies in the Web

Chapter 10: The Roots of the Problem

Chapter 11: The Ethics of Labeling

Chapter 12: Can Anything Be Done?

Chapter 13: A Survival Guide