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Without Conscience : The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us - Dr. Robert D Hare

Without Conscience

The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

Paperback Published: 8th January 1999
ISBN: 9781572304512
Number Of Pages: 236

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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.

Industry Reviews

"A brilliant, in-depth handling of a most complex subject." --Hugh Aynesworth, author of Ted Bundy: Conversations with a Killer

"Fascinating, chilling, and accurate....The world's most renowned psychopathy researcher has leavened sharp scientific insights with page-turning case descriptions in a rare publishing feat: a book that is both highly readable and highly reputable." --John Monahan, PhD



Really informative. Makes you look harder at those around you and why they are like they are.

Country, NSW


Incredibly eye opening read


Anybody who interact with other human beings need to read this book. Everybody at some point in their life have met or interact with a psychopath or two, you didn't even realized that. Real psychopathy is nothing like being portrayed in Hollywood movies. This book is a must read, for your own self protection.



A very good read


This is a very interesting book for students of psychology or for those who suspect they might have a sociopath in their life.It is easy to understand and does not over-use medical/psychological jargon. It was published in 1992, I don't know if any inroads have been made in this kind of research but there are a few things I do not agree with. I found the research to be quite material based and actually quite shallow. That being said, I would still recommend it.

Sydney, N.S.W., Australia


I would read this book again and again


In this book I believe we will all see at least one person we've met somewhere, sometime . It explains so much about these personalities and in doing so should help us protect ourselves from them. Fantastic read.

Country, NSW


Without Conscience

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"Experiencing" the Psychopath
Focusing the Picture
The Profile: Feelings and Relationships
The Profile: Lifestyle
Internal Controls: The Missing Piece
Crime: The Logical Choice
White-Collar Psychopaths
Words from an Overcoat Pocket
Flies in the Web
The Roots of the Problem
The Ethics of Labeling
Can Anything Be Done?
A Survival Guide
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ISBN: 9781572304512
ISBN-10: 1572304510
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 236
Published: 8th January 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.27

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