Without Conscience

Without Conscience
Author: Robert D. Hare
Publsiher: Guilford Press
Total Pages: 236
Release: 2011-09-20
ISBN 10: 1606235788
ISBN 13: 9781606235782
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Without Conscience Book Review:

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.

The Psychopath Whisperer

The Psychopath Whisperer
Author: Kent A. Kiehl, PhD
Publsiher: Crown
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2014-04-22
ISBN 10: 0770435858
ISBN 13: 9780770435851
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychopath Whisperer Book Review:

A compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. We know of psychopaths from chilling headlines and stories in the news and movies—from Ted Bundy and John Wayne Gacy, to Hannibal Lecter and Dexter Morgan. As Dr. Kent Kiehl shows, psychopaths can be identified by a checklist of symptoms that includes pathological lying; lack of empathy, guilt, and remorse; grandiose sense of self-worth; manipulation; and failure to accept one’s actions. But why do psychopaths behave the way they do? Is it the result of their environment— how they were raised—or is there a genetic compo­nent to their lack of conscience? This is the question Kiehl, a protégé of famed psychopath researcher Dr. Robert Hare, was deter­mined to answer as he began his career twenty years ago. To aid in his quest to unravel the psy­chopathic mind, Kiehl created the first mobile functional MRI scanner to study psychopaths in prison populations. The brains of more than five hundred psychopaths and three thousand other offenders have been scanned by Kiehl’s labora­tory—the world’s largest forensic neuroscience repository of its kind. Over the course of The Psy­chopath Whisperer, we follow the scientific bread crumbs that Kiehl uncovered to show that the key brain structures that correspond with emotional engagement and reactions are diminished in psy­chopaths, offering new clues to how to predict and treat the disorder. In The Psychopath Whisperer, Kiehl describes in fascinating detail his years working with psy­chopaths and studying their thought processes— from the remorseless serial killers he meets with behind bars to children whose behavior and per­sonality traits exhibit the early warning signs of psychopathy. Less than 1 percent of the general population meets the criteria for psychopathy. But psycho­paths account for a vastly outsized proportion of violent crimes. And as Kiehl shows, many who aren’t psychopaths exhibit some of the behaviors and traits associated with the condition. What do you do if you discover your roommate, or boss, or the person you are dating has traits that define a psy­chopath? And what does having a diminished limbic region of the brain mean for how the legal system approaches crimes committed by psychopaths? A compelling narrative of cutting-edge science, The Psychopath Whisperer will open your eyes on a fascinating but little understood world, with startling implications for society, the law, and our personal lives.

Conservatives Without Conscience

Conservatives Without Conscience
Author: John W. Dean
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2006-07-11
ISBN 10: 1101201371
ISBN 13: 9781101201374
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conservatives Without Conscience Book Review:

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.

High Risk

High Risk
Author: Ken Magid,Carole A. McKelvey
Publsiher: Bantam
Total Pages: 361
Release: 1989
ISBN 10: 0553346679
ISBN 13: 9780553346671
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Risk Book Review:

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

The Psychopath Whisperer

The Psychopath Whisperer
Author: Kent A. Kiehl
Publsiher: Broadway Books
Total Pages: 294
Release: 2015-04-21
ISBN 10: 0770435866
ISBN 13: 9780770435868
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychopath Whisperer Book Review:

"In the bestselling tradition of The Psychopath Test and The Sociopath Next Door, a compelling journey into the science and behavior of psychopaths in our lives, written by the leading scientist in the field of criminal psychopathy. Kent A. Kiehl, who created the Mind Mobil MRI System to study psychopaths in prison populations, has collected the world's largest repository of forensic neuroscience, with scans of more than five hundred psychopaths and three thousand criminal offenders at eight facilities in several states. Kiehl's research has shown that the brains of psychopaths are structurally different from normal brains, offering new clues to how to predict and treat the disease"--

Energy Without Conscience

Energy Without Conscience
Author: David McDermott Hughes
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-03-10
ISBN 10: 9780822362982
ISBN 13: 0822362988
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy Without Conscience Book Review:

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.

The Psychopath Test

The Psychopath Test
Author: Jon Ronson
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2011-05-12
ISBN 10: 1101515163
ISBN 13: 9781101515167
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Psychopath Test Book Review:

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.

A Nation Without a Conscience

A Nation Without a Conscience
Author: Tim LaHaye
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 285
Release: 1994
ISBN 10: 9780842380904
ISBN 13: 0842380906
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Nation Without a Conscience Book Review:

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.

Capitalism Without Conscience

Capitalism Without Conscience
Author: Michel Santi
Publsiher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Total Pages: 182
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9782875740724
ISBN 13: 2875740725
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Capitalism Without Conscience Book Review:

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.

Snakes in Suits

Snakes in Suits
Author: Dr. Paul Babiak,Dr. Robert D. Hare
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-10-13
ISBN 10: 9780061854453
ISBN 13: 006185445X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Snakes in Suits Book Review:

Revised and updated with the latest scientific research and updated case studies, the business classic that offers a revealing look at psychopaths in the workplace—how to spot their destructive behavior and stop them from creating chaos in the modern corporate organization. Over the past decade, Snakes in Suits has become the definitive book on how to discover and defend yourself against psychopaths in the office. Now, Dr. Paul Babiak and Dr. Robert D. Hare return with a revised and updated edition of their essential guide. All of us at some point have—or will—come into contact with psychopathic individuals. The danger they present may not be readily apparent because of their ability to charm, deceive, and manipulate. Although not necessarily criminal, their self-serving nature frequently is destructive to the organizations that employ them. So how can we protect ourselves and our organizations in a business climate that offers the perfect conditions for psychopaths to thrive? In Snakes in Suits, Hare, an expert on the scientific study of psychopathy, and Babiak, an industrial and organizational psychologist and a leading authority on the corporate psychopath, examine the role of psychopaths in modern corporations and provide the tools employers can use to avoid and deal with them. Together, they have developed the B-Scan 360, a research tool designed specifically for business professionals. Dr. Babiak and Dr. Hare reveal the secret lives of psychopaths, explain the ways in which they manipulate and deceive, and help you to see through their games. The rapid pace of today’s corporate environment provides the perfect breeding ground for these "snakes in suits" and this newly revised and updated classic gives you the insight, information, and power to protect yourself and your company before it’s too late.

Thrill Killers

Thrill Killers
Author: Raymond Pingitore,Paul Lonardo
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 305
Release: 2007-10-28
ISBN 10: 9780882822914
ISBN 13: 0882822918
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thrill Killers Book Review:

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

Conscience The Origins of Moral Intuition

Conscience  The Origins of Moral Intuition
Author: Patricia Churchland
Publsiher: W. W. Norton & Company
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-04
ISBN 10: 1324000902
ISBN 13: 9781324000907
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Conscience The Origins of Moral Intuition Book Review:

How do we determine right from wrong? Conscience illuminates the answer through science and philosophy. In her brilliant work Touching a Nerve, Patricia S. Churchland, the distinguished founder of neurophilosophy, drew from scientific research on the brain to understand its philosophical and ethical implications for identity, consciousness, free will, and memory. In Conscience, she explores how moral systems arise from our physical selves in combination with environmental demands. All social groups have ideals for behavior, even though ethics vary among different cultures and among individuals within each culture. In trying to understand why, Churchland brings together an understanding of the influences of nature and nurture. She looks to evolution to elucidate how, from birth, our brains are configured to form bonds, to cooperate, and to care. She shows how children grow up in society to learn, through repetition and rewards, the norms, values, and behavior that their parents embrace. Conscience delves into scientific studies, particularly the fascinating work on twins, to deepen our understanding of whether people have a predisposition to embrace specific ethical stands. Research on psychopaths illuminates the knowledge about those who abide by no moral system and the explanations science gives for these disturbing individuals. Churchland then turns to philosophy—that of Socrates, Aquinas, and contemporary thinkers like Owen Flanagan—to explore why morality is central to all societies, how it is transmitted through the generations, and why different cultures live by different morals. Her unparalleled ability to join ideas rarely put into dialogue brings light to a subject that speaks to the meaning of being human.

Crisis of Conscience

Crisis of Conscience
Author: Tom Mueller
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 608
Release: 2019-10-01
ISBN 10: 0698405102
ISBN 13: 9780698405103
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Crisis of Conscience Book Review:

"A call to arms and to action, for anyone with a conscience, anyone alarmed about the decline of our democracy." — New York Times-bestselling author Wendell Potter "Powerful...His extensively reported tales of individual whistleblowers and their often cruel fates are compelling...They reveal what it can mean to live in an age of fraud." — The Washington Post "Tom Mueller's authoritative and timely book reveals what drives a few brave souls to expose and denounce specific cases of corruption. He describes the structural decay that plagues many of our most powerful institutions, putting democracy itself in danger." —George Soros A David-and-Goliath story for our times: the riveting account of the heroes who are fighting a rising tide of wrongdoing by the powerful, and showing us the path forward. We live in a period of sweeping corruption -- and a golden age of whistleblowing. Over the past few decades, principled insiders who expose wrongdoing have gained unprecedented legal and social stature, emerging as the government's best weapon against corporate misconduct--and the citizenry's best defense against government gone bad. Whistleblowers force us to confront fundamental questions about the balance between free speech and state secrecy, and between individual morality and corporate power. In Crisis of Conscience, Tom Mueller traces the rise of whistleblowing through a series of riveting cases drawn from the worlds of healthcare and other businesses, Wall Street, and Washington. Drawing on in-depth interviews with more than two hundred whistleblowers and the trailblazing lawyers who arm them for battle--plus politicians, intelligence analysts, government watchdogs, cognitive scientists, and other experts--Mueller anatomizes what inspires some to speak out while the rest of us become complicit in our silence. Whistleblowers, we come to see, are the freethinking, outspoken citizens for whom our republic was conceived. And they are the models we must emulate if our democracy is to survive.

Predators

Predators
Author: Amanda Howard,Paul Richard Wilson
Publsiher: New Holland Publishers (AU)
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2009
ISBN 10: 9781741108439
ISBN 13: 1741108438
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Predators Book Review:

"Predators looks at the men and women who abduct and murder children and young adults in sexually motivated crimes. It assesses the psychological and social forces that make these homicidal child abductors commit their crimes and shows how police manage to track them down."--Back cover.

Without a Conscience

Without a Conscience
Author: Cat Gardiner
Publsiher: Vanity & Pride Press
Total Pages: 316
Release: 2016-11-22
ISBN 10: 9780997313024
ISBN 13: 0997313021
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Without a Conscience Book Review:

This is the exciting sequel to Denial of Conscience, a modern Darcy and Elizabeth adventure of international intrigue. Romance, Suspense, Passion, and Danger Someone wants to kill The Iceman, Fitzwilliam Darcy, and will stop at nothing to lure him into the open. Out for retribution, the son of an assassinated South American drug lord is seeking payback. His diabolical objective puts Operation Macarena into play by dangling bait guaranteed to entice his enemy. Can Darcy's new bride, Liz, accept his decision to leave their tranquil life at Pemberley to resume the deadly profession he swore was behind them forever? But are Darcy and Liz each fully satisfied with their simple, peaceful existence raising polo ponies and planning exotic vacations? Darcy set Liz's spirit free; how can she resist the urge to ride on the wild side? Perhaps coming out of retirement is just what her husband needs because The Iceman never truly melted. Without a Conscience takes readers on an adventure from the dangerous Peruvian Amazon Basin to the salacious underbelly of Parisian nightlife, leading toward a perilous rescue in Moscow. Conscience or no, but propelled by love, Liz and Darcy re-enter the realm of international intrigue for the one and only thing they know is truly worth fighting for: each other. Authors Note: Jane Austen wrote such wonderful characters, I borrowed their names and some of their characteristics to tell my own tale of contemporary love. Without a Conscience is a sequel, and I recommend reading Denial of Conscience first. Further, it is an original story that follows the lives of the characters of Denial of Conscience and therefore, not meant to be a Pride and Prejudice variation. This novel contains explicit sexual content. So if you are looking for a clean, canon read, this book is not for you.

Energy without Conscience

Energy without Conscience
Author: David McDermott Hughes
Publsiher: Duke University Press
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2017-02-17
ISBN 10: 082237336X
ISBN 13: 9780822373360
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Energy without Conscience Book Review:

In Energy without Conscience David McDermott Hughes investigates why climate change has yet to be seen as a moral issue. He examines the forces that render the use of fossil fuels ordinary and therefore exempt from ethical evaluation. Hughes centers his analysis on Trinidad and Tobago, which is the world's oldest petro-state, having drilled the first continuously producing oil well in 1866. Marrying historical research with interviews with Trinidadian petroleum scientists, policymakers, technicians, and managers, he draws parallels between Trinidad's eighteenth- and nineteenth-century slave labor energy economy and its contemporary oil industry. Hughes shows how both forms of energy rely upon a complicity that absolves producers and consumers from acknowledging the immoral nature of each. He passionately argues that like slavery, producing oil is a moral choice and that oil is at its most dangerous when it is accepted as an ordinary part of everyday life. Only by rejecting arguments that oil is economically, politically, and technologically necessary, and by acknowledging our complicity in an immoral system, can we stem the damage being done to the planet.

Murder Without Conscience

Murder Without Conscience
Author: Traci K Sarpong
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN 10: 9781545194065
ISBN 13: 1545194068
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Murder Without Conscience Book Review:

Murder without conscience is a fiction book that talks about a young girl who doesn't realize the importance of her family members and true friend after she thinks she has found the right guy. The guy puts her family into much danger and she doesn't know who to trust anymore.

Educating Everybody s Children

Educating Everybody s Children
Author: Robert W. Cole W. Cole
Publsiher: ASCD
Total Pages: 295
Release: 2008-06-15
ISBN 10: 1416612491
ISBN 13: 9781416612490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Educating Everybody s Children Book Review:

Designed to promote reflection, discussion, and action among the entire learning community, Educating Everybody's Children encapsulates what research has revealed about successfully addressing the needs of students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups and identifies a wide range of effective principles and instructional strategies. Although good teaching works well with all students, educators must develop an extensive repertoire of instructional tools to meet the varying needs of students from diverse backgrounds. Those tools and the knowledge base behind them are the foundation of this expanded and revised second edition of Educating Everybody's Children. Each strategy discussed in the book includes classroom examples and a list of the research studies that support it. The most important thing we have learned as a result of the education reform movement is that student achievement stands or falls on the motivation and skills of teachers. We must ensure that all teachers are capable of delivering a standards‐based curriculum that describes what students should know and be able to do, and that these standards are delivered by means of a rich and engaging "pedagogy of plenty." By these two acts we can ensure that all schools will be ready and able to educate everybody's children.

Ted Bundy

Ted Bundy
Author: Stephen G. Michaud,Hugh Aynesworth
Publsiher: Authorlink
Total Pages: 298
Release: 2000
ISBN 10: 1928704174
ISBN 13: 9781928704171
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ted Bundy Book Review:

Drawn from more than 150 hours of exclusive tape-recorded interviews with Bundy, this collection provides shocking insights into the killer's 11th-hour confessions before his death in a Florida electric chair. A unique, horrifying self portrait of one of the most savage sex killers in history.

Without Conscience

Without Conscience
Author: Charles Manson
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 276
Release: 1986
ISBN 10: 9780586073247
ISBN 13: 0586073248
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Without Conscience Book Review: