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, No Crime

Author: Deborah Crumpton Barkley

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1496904982

Category: Fiction

Page: 214

View: 8379

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.

Living in a World with No Conscience

Has America Reached the Point of No Return?

Author: Mike Wingfield

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1973652889

Category: Religion

Page: 166

View: 8724

Today we live at a tragic time when most Americans, even those who claim to be conservative evangelical Christians, are overwhelmed with the frantic pace of their lifestyles. Consequently, they have failed to prayerfully pause long enough to look at the spiritual condition of our nation through the lens of Scripture. Living in a World with No Conscience is a hard-hitting, passionate presentation of the true spiritual condition of our nation and world—all through the lens of the Bible. Author Mike Wingfield attempts to demonstrate that America and our world are extremely close to reaching the spiritual point of no return that is leading to the final global divine judgment prescribed in the Bible. At the heart of this is the silencing of the collective conscience of our nation and world. God has warned, “My spirit will not always strive with man” (Genesis 6:3). What does this mean? What do we need to do? Living in a World with No Conscience will help you discover the vital answers to these questions. Those who do not know Jesus Christ are oblivious to where we are and what is about to transpire in the world—and an overwhelming number of believers, including pastors, do not grasp the gravity of what is taking place in the American and in the global culture. Living in a World with No Conscience can help us to see our world as God sees it, and provide us with a much needed wake-up call!

Conservatives Without Conscience

Author: John W. Dean

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101201371

Category: Political Science

Page: 304

View: 8439

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

View: 7294

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

View: 694

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.

No Conscience

Author: Phil M. Williams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781943894246


Page: N.A

View: 5672

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.

The New Jerusalem and Its Heavenly Doctrine

Author: Emanuel Swedenborg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1625582099

Category: Religion

Page: 128

View: 8209

A wonderful introduction to the beliefs of the New Church and an overview of its theological foundations. Here Emanuel Swedenborg discusses faith, love, goodness and truth, heaven and hell, divine providence, the holy sacraments, and much, much more. For those wishing to explore the writings of Emanuel Swedenborg this is a perfect starting place.

Love Has No Conscience

Author: Girlras

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781432736194

Category: Poetry

Page: 70

View: 6662

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.

The Psychopath Whisperer

The Science of Those Without Conscience

Author: Kent A. Kiehl, PhD

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0770435858

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

View: 5084

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. From the Hardcover edition.

Der Soziopath von nebenan

Die Skrupellosen: ihre Lügen, Taktiken und Tricks

Author: Martha Stout

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783211297070

Category: Psychology

Page: 293

View: 1095

Wer ist der Teufel? Ist es Ihr Ex-Mann, der Sie belogen und betrogen hat? Ihr sadistischer Lehrer? Ihr Chef? Ihre Kollegin? Erschreckende vier Prozent unserer Mitmenschen - einer von 25 - weisen eine oft unerkannte Persönlichkeitsstörung auf, deren wichtigstes Symptom ein fehlendes Gewissen ist. Soziopathen empfinden weder Scham, Schuld noch Reue. Sie lieben nicht und lernen früh, Gefühle vorzutäuschen. Tatsächlich aber interessieren sie sich nicht für uns. Wie erkennen wir Soziopathen? Um uns gegen sie zu wappnen, lehrt Dr. Stout, Autorität in Frage zu stellen, Schmeichelei mit Skepsis zu begegnen und vor Rührseligkeit auf der Hut zu sein.

The Voice of Conscience

A Political Genealogy of Western Ethical Experience

Author: Mika Ojakangas

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1623561671

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 3659

In Western thought, it has been persistently assumed that in moral and political matters, people should rely on the inner voice of conscience rather than on external authorities, laws, and regulations. This volume investigates this concept, examining the development of the Western politics of conscience, from Socrates to the present, and the formation of the Western ethico-political subject. The work opens with a discussion of the ambiguous role of conscience in politics, contesting the claim that it is the best defense against totalitarianism. It then look back at canonical authors, from the Church Fathers and Luther to Rousseau and Derrida, to show how the experience of conscience constitutes the foundation of Western ethics and politics. This unique work not only synthesizes philosophical and political insights, but also pays attention to political theology to provide a compelling and innovative argument that the experience of conscience has always been at the core of the political Western tradition. An engaging and accessible text, it will appeal to political theorists and philosophers as well as theologians and those interested in the critique of the Western civilization.

Diplomacy of Conscience

Amnesty International and Changing Human Rights Norms

Author: Ann Marie Clark

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400824229

Category: Political Science

Page: 200

View: 2237

A small group founded Amnesty International in 1961 to translate human rights principles into action. Diplomacy of Conscience provides a rich account of how the organization pioneered a combination of popular pressure and expert knowledge to advance global human rights. To an extent unmatched by predecessors and copied by successors, Amnesty International has employed worldwide publicity campaigns based on fact-finding and moral pressure to urge governments to improve human rights practices. Less well known is Amnesty International's significant impact on international law. It has helped forge the international community's repertoire of official responses to the most severe human rights violations, supplementing moral concern with expertise and conceptual vision. Diplomacy of Conscience traces Amnesty International's efforts to strengthen both popular human rights awareness and international law against torture, disappearances, and political killings. Drawing on primary interviews and archival research, Ann Marie Clark posits that Amnesty International's strenuously cultivated objectivity gave the group political independence and allowed it to be critical of all governments violating human rights. Its capacity to investigate abuses and interpret them according to international standards helped it foster consistency and coherence in new human rights law. Generalizing from this study, Clark builds a theory of the autonomous role of nongovernmental actors in the emergence of international norms pitting moral imperatives against state sovereignty. Her work is of substantial historical and theoretical relevance to those interested in how norms take shape in international society, as well as anyone studying the increasing visibility of nongovernmental organizations on the international scene.