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Inside the Criminal Mind: Revised and Updated Edition

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 15, 2006

    Contradicting

    The book's primary focus is that criminals choose to be criminals and that neither society nor anything else factors in. The author demonstrates an extreme view, often contradicts himself and uses poor examples. I would not recommend this book to anyone. I wasnâ¿¿t even able to get through the whole thing.

    2 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 23, 2009

    All roads lead to Rome...

    This "work" is full of flawed, circular logic. How he got it published is the real mystery. The good Dr. has some interesting points, but if conclusions were hurdles, he'd be in line for an Olympic gold medal. Some of his conclusions defy gravity with the leaps they take.
    His description of "criminal thinking" nails the criminal cold, the problem is that it also describes everybody else in the world as well. So, either we ALL think criminally every day of our lives, or his conclusion is way off the track. Which, disproves his theory that criminals have a separate thinking, logic, than the rest of us.
    If a criminal says he didn't do "it", then he's lying by commission and in denial.
    If he says he didn't do everything he's accused of, he's lying by omission and is minimizing.
    If he admits to everything they accuse him of without reservation, he's "lying by assent" and in a very dangerous (for us) "zero state" where he's capable of almost anything!
    His theories are full of holes big enough to drive trucks through.
    The only thing this "book" proves without a doubt, is how far a person is willing to go in terms of time, effort, and imagination to try and prove a ridiculous and obviously flawed theory. Maybe if he "works" on it for a few more decades, maybe then, the laws of rational logic will be suspended for a brief time and fate will shine of his "amazing work".
    Until then, his "work" and theories are only for the simple or lazy.
    Do yourself a favor and pass on this one, unless you like fiction.
    Think I'm overly harsh? Read the peer reviews. That this "work" is touted in public as scholarly, is the real "criminal thinking".

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 8, 2006

    Horrible

    This book is completely one sided. It simply says that criminals are criminals because they want to be...something completely disproved by every theory in criminology (except the classical school). Many factors contribute to criminality, such a social factors, parenting, peers, etc. The author is ridiculous and it is a wonder he has gotten so far in his career with such a bias viewpoint.

    1 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted May 20, 2010

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