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.
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