Shrink Rap Radio – Understanding The Criminal Personality
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The newspapers and TV are full of stories of bad actors all the way from petty criminals to serial killers to miscreants at the highest levels of business and government. I think, at some level, most of us are fascinated with criminality. Just look at all the TV crime shows out there, from Hawaii Five Oh to the long running Law and Order franchise, and so many others. And, of course, crime fiction books are a popular genre. In psychology, there has been the notion of the Psychopathic Personality as someone who is totally lacking in conscience. Is such a thing really possible? Join me as I discuss this issue with Dr. Stanton Samenow, one of the nations top forensic psychologists. Dr. Samenow regularly testifies as an expert witness in high-profile criminal cases. Dr. Samenow is the author of the books, Inside the Criminal Mind and Straight Talk About Criminals. He’s also appeared frequently on national radio and television broadcasts, including “60 Minutes,” “The Phil Donahue Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The CBS Morning News,” “The Today Show” and “The Larry King Show.” Not only will you have a better understanding of the criminal mind but you’ll also come way with some key insights on child rearing.