In the wake of recent terrorist attacks across the world, there has been a renewed global conversation about what motivates such criminal behavior, and what can be done to stop it. As this discussion around violence and other illegal acts develops, Dr. Stanton Samenow’s landmark work Inside the Criminal Mind is more relevant now than ever.
In his recent review of the book, Dr. Michael J. Hurd argued that Inside the Criminal Mind opens “up insights and discussion into the nature of human psychology as something determined primarily by the way a person thinks.” Placed within the context of Samenow’s profile of a criminal, students can see how the magnitude of crimes have changed since 1984, but the “characteristics of the criminal mind have not.”
Revised and updated in 2014, Samenow’s classic text presents case history and immersive accounts to show the inner workings of the criminal mind. New topics include the exploration of computers as a vehicle for criminal conduct; social media as an arena for criminal behavior; and updated genetic and biological research into whether some people are “wired” to become criminals.
Click here to read to Dr. Michael J. Hurd’s review for Inside the Criminal Mind.
Click here to hear Dr. Samenow’s radio interview on The Dr. Carlos Show.
Click here for Dr. Samenow’s blog “Inside the Criminal Mind” at Psychology Today
Professors: Click here to order an examination copy.
STANTON E. SAMENOW PhD, is a clinical psychologist who has spent 40 years as a researcher, clinician, consultant, and expert witness specializing in criminal behavior. He has also served as an independent evaluator in adversarial child custody disputes and has been appointed to three presidential task forces on law enforcement, victims’ rights, and a drug-free America. Among numerous other national venues, he has appeared on 60 Minutes, Oprah, Good Morning America, and Larry King Live. In addition to Inside the Criminal Mind he is the author of Before It’s Too Late and Straight Talk About Criminals.