Without Conscience

The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

Author: Robert D. Hare

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606235788

Category: Psychology

Page: 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.

No Conscience

Author: Phil M. Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943894246

Category:

Page: N.A

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There's something wrong with this family. Wes Shaw's different than his siblings-darker, awkward, the perpetual ne'er-do-well. Mary Shaw's the doting mother, showering her children with gifts from the heart and the pocketbook. The Shaws have survived divorce and death, but something sinister is in their midst. The truth threatens to tear them apart. The lies threaten to tear them apart. Which side will each choose? Adult language and explicit content.

Without Conscience

The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

Author: Robert D. Hare

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606235788

Category: Psychology

Page: 236

View: 7185

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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.

The Psychopath Whisperer

The Science of Those Without Conscience

Author: Kent A. Kiehl

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 0770435866

Category: PSYCHOLOGY

Page: 304

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"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"--

High Risk

Author: Ken Magid,Carole A. McKelvey

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0553346679

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 361

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For every parent of a "difficult" child, working parents, single parents, and adoptive parents, here is a book that addresses one of our society?s greatest problems. High Riskoffers sobering case histories an invaluable suggestions for raising healthy children and protecting ourselves from the "trust bandits" who would steal our love, our money-our very lives. In High Riskyou will learn how to-Recognize character-disturbed children and adultsPrevent the development of antisocial behaviorChoose healthy child-care and school environmentsFind the best professional help if your child is at riskMinimize the trauma of adoption and foster careProtect yourself from exploitative relationships in both your business and personal lifeAnd much more.

No Conscience, No Crime

Author: Deborah Crumpton Barkley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496904982

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

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Kathryn Patton is an energetic, strong-minded mother of three who is always up for a good mystery. While she barely feels part of her marriage and family, Kathryn earnestly strives to be a devoted young professional climbing toward partnership at her CPA firm. However, feelings of despair and ambivalence, over leaving her small children each day, prevent Kathryn from achieving the career success she desires. When a terrible coincidence traps her inside a whirling, real-life murder mystery, plans change and lives are rerouted to unforeseen destinations. Years of reading whodunit novels and watching mystery movies has scarcely prepared Kathryn with the requisite skills to single-handedly solve the perplexing murder—before she herself gets convicted of the crime. Apparently, the small town police chief and his crew are not interested in knowing what really happened to the young murder victim who happens to be a senator’s daughter. The chief seems content as he allows obviously inept employees to frighteningly further force Kathryn toward wrongful conviction. Kathryn investigates seemingly endless layers of interconnections until she finally discovers unequivocal criminal corruption. In the search for truth, Kathryn never waivers; but the ultimate conclusion is far too evil for Kathryn to comprehend.

Conservatives Without Conscience

Author: John W. Dean

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201371

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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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.

A Case of Conscience

Author: James Blish

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 1504042441

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

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The author of the Cities in Flight saga explores the conflicting demands of science, faith, and human feeling in this Hugo Award–winning novel. Father Ruiz-Sanchez is a dedicated man, a Jesuit priest who is also a scientist, and a scientist who is also a human being. He doesn’t feel any genuine conflicts in his belief system—until he is sent to Lithia. The reptilian inhabitants of this distant world appear to be admirable in every way. Untroubled by greed or lust, they live in peace. But they have no concept of God, no literature, and no art. They rely purely on cold reason. But something darker lies beneath the surface: Do the Lithians pose a hidden threat? The answers that unfold could affect the fate of two worlds. Will Ruiz-Sanchez, a priest driven by his deeply human understanding of good and evil, do the right thing when confronted by a race that is alien to its core? The Science Fiction Encyclopedia lauds A Case of Conscience as “one of the first serious attempts to deal with religion [in science fiction], and [it] remains one of the most sophisticated. It is generally regarded as an SF classic.” Readers of Isaac Asimov’s Foundation Trilogy, Mary Doria Russell’s The Sparrow, or Walter M. Miller Jr.’s A Canticle for Leibowitz will find this award-winning novel a gripping, compelling exploration of some of the most intractable and important questions faced by the human species. Includes an introduction by Hugo and Nebula Award–winning author Greg Bear.

Love Has No Conscience

Author: Girlras

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781432736194

Category: Poetry

Page: 70

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From the passionate pen of Girlras comes a new collection of poetry written especially for women who carry with them the terrible secret of living with abuse. Her words reflect her own struggle as a woman who has experienced the burden of loving a man who wounds with words as much as with a fist. Yet in her writings lie defiance and strength, and the triumph of overcoming- "One Less Dust Ball"You are a dust ball under my bedAnd I must be womanEnough to vacuum you out Honey, you have addedMultiplied and dividedI know math just like youI am into subtractionGet the picture?Dust balls suffocates and strangulatesCleaning you out of my lifeLeaves me fresh, vibrant, and aliveBaby, I won't wait till springThis is your last daySay good-bye Love Has No Conscience dissects relationships as it examines human nature and the many faces of love and lust. The pictures Girlras creates not only spotlight the struggle of women but celebrate female friendships and nurturing families as a safe haven in a troubled world.

Conservatives Without Conscience

Author: John W. Dean

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201371

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

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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.

Without Conscience

A Johnny Hawke Novel

Author: David Stuart Davies

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 9781429953030

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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Forests of the Night introduced the intrepid John Hawke, an exciting new detective operating in London during the Blitz. Now Johnny Hawke is back in this atmospheric, thrilling sequel. Set in 1942, Without Conscience finds Rachel Howells in London for the first time, trapped in a web of violence. Her companion, army deserter Harryboy Jenkins, will stop at nothing--not even murder--to enjoy his illicit freedom. Meanwhile, private detective Johnny Hawke is involved in the bizarre murder of one of his clients. At the same time he is trying to find Peter, the runaway boy he had befriended in an earlier case. Inexorably the paths of Harryboy and Johnny grow closer together until they collide with frightening consequences. This is a stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Forests of the Night and is sure to win Davies a whole new set of fans.

Corporations Without Conscience

And Our Responsibility as Would-Be Stakeholders to Cause Them to Change

Author: Ken Wessel

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 1462049656

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 184

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Executives, politicians and media pundits are often referred to as leaders even though they are clueless about leadership skills. As a result citizens have become cynical about leaders and are unresponsive to true leaders. Faux leaders facade is made up of lack of conscience, consciousness and conscientiousness. This book will give you direction on how to take control of your life, bring ethics to business, reduce unemployment, create true leaders, meet Stakeholder needs, reduce off-shoring, upgrade US economy and create fair taxing of corporations.

The Conscience of a Liberal

Author: Paul Krugman

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393067114

Category: Political Science

Page: 352

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"The most consistent and courageous—and unapologetic—liberal partisan in American journalism." —Michael Tomasky, New York Review of Books In this "clear, provocative" (Boston Globe) New York Times bestseller, Paul Krugman, today's most widely read economist, examines the past eighty years of American history, from the reforms that tamed the harsh inequality of the Gilded Age and the 1920s to the unraveling of that achievement and the reemergence of immense economic and political inequality since the 1970s. Seeking to understand both what happened to middle-class America and what it will take to achieve a "new New Deal," Krugman has created his finest book to date, a "stimulating manifesto" offering "a compelling historical defense of liberalism and a clarion call for Americans to retake control of their economic destiny" (Publishers Weekly). "As Democrats seek a rationale not merely for returning to power, but for fundamentally changing—or changing back—the relationship between America's government and its citizens, Mr. Krugman's arguments will prove vital in the months and years ahead." —Peter Beinart, New York Times

Conscience of a Conservative

Author: Barry M. Goldwater

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625587260

Category: Political Science

Page: 79

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The Conscience of a Conservative reignited the American conservative movement and made Barry Goldwater a political star. It influenced countless conservatives in the United States, and helped lay the foundation for the Reagan Revolution in 1980. It covers topics such as education, labor unions and policies, civil rights, agricultural policy and farm subsidies, social welfare programs, and income taxation. This significant book lays out the conservative position both politically and economically that would come to dominate the Conservative Movement in America.

Conscience and the Common Good

Reclaiming the Space Between Person and State

Author: Robert K. Vischer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521113776

Category: Law

Page: 316

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Our society's longstanding commitment to the liberty of conscience has become strained by our increasingly muddled understanding of what conscience is and why we value it. Too often we equate conscience with individual autonomy, and so we reflexively favor the individual in any contest against group authority, losing sight of the fact that a vibrant liberty of conscience requires a vibrant marketplace of morally distinct groups. Defending individual autonomy is not the same as defending the liberty of conscience because, although conscience is inescapably personal, it is also inescapably relational. Conscience is formed, articulated, and lived out through relationships, and its viability depends on the law's willingness to protect the associations and venues through which individual consciences can flourish: these are the myriad institutions that make up the space between the person and the state. Conscience and the Common Good reframes the debate about conscience by bringing its relational dimension into focus.

The Conscience Wars

Rethinking the Balance Between Religion, Identity, and Equality

Author: Michel Rosenfeld,Susanna Mancini

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 1107173302

Category: Law

Page: 512

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Explores the multifaceted debate on the interconnection between conscientious objections, religious liberty, and the equality of women and sexual minorities.

Beautiful Souls

The Courage and Conscience of Ordinary People in Extraordinary Times

Author: Eyal Press

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429950080

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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On the Swiss border with Austria in 1938, a police captain refuses to enforce a law barring Jewish refugees from entering his country. In the Balkans half a century later, a Serb from the war-blasted city of Vukovar defies his superiors in order to save the lives of Croats. At the height of the Second Intifada, a member of Israel's most elite military unit informs his commander he doesn't want to serve in the occupied territories. Fifty years after Hannah Arendt examined the dynamics of conformity in her seminal account of the Eichmann trial, Beautiful Souls explores the flipside of the banality of evil, mapping out what impels ordinary people to defy the sway of authority and convention. Through the dramatic stories of unlikely resisters who feel the flicker of conscience when thrust into morally compromising situations, Eyal Press shows that the boldest acts of dissent are often carried out not by radicals seeking to overthrow the system but by true believers who cling with unusual fierceness to their convictions. Drawing on groundbreaking research by moral psychologists and neuroscientists, Beautiful Souls culminates with the story of a financial industry whistleblower who loses her job after refusing to sell a toxic product she rightly suspects is being misleadingly advertised. At a time of economic calamity and political unrest, this deeply reported work of narrative journalism examines the choices and dilemmas we all face when our principles collide with the loyalties we harbor and the duties we are expected to fulfill.