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Bad Boys, Bad Men: Confronting Antisocial Personality Disorder

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Whether called black sheep, sociopaths, felons, con men, or misfits, some men break all the rules. They shirk everyday responsibilities, abuse drugs and alcohol, take up criminal careers, and lash out at family members. In the worst cases, they commit rape, murder, and other acts of extreme violence as though they lack a conscience. What makes these men--men we all know, w ...more
Paperback, 256 pages
Published April 20th 2000 by Oxford University Press, USA (first published 1999)
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Miriam
I was actually one of the people Don asked to review and comment on this book pre-publication. Don did a great job explaining this personality disorder for the general public. My only concern is that he does not understand how difficult it is for women involved with these men to get away from them. He was originally somewhat condescending, like many people are, "just leave", but toned it down quite a bit after my comments, and included some suggestions for how to go about leaving. However, he st ...more
False Millennium
Despite the cover, a serious work about antisocial personality disorder with case studies. I felt some of the studies were from dated subjects, but overall a well-written book about what APD is, reasons why it may exist, how it can be treated (not easily)...and more.
space
Ah. I *love* personality disorders, having been diagnosed with several. My *self* diagnosis is one of "Narcissistic Personality Disorder with Anti-Social Tendencies". It's the narcissism that has (mostly) kept me free of the grasp of institutions and has helped me shirk "responsibility" for my "anti-social" (which should be read "self-destructive") behaviors (it's a miserable life though- like living in a 19th Cent. Russian novel- say, some Turgenev- written by Dickens).

Anyway, like most modern
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David
update of a book initially published about a dozen years earlier. even-handed, fairly dry review of what's known about causes and treatment of psychopathy/Antisocial personality, illustrated by vignettes from the lives of people interviewed in his longitudinal study as well as famous criminal cases.

not a terrific writer and if you're familiar with the literature on this subject it's not anything dramatically different or novel as a take on the disorder, but the inherently interesting subject mat
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Emily
Fascinating look into the psychology of psychopaths.
Kathleen
Fairly good book. Some stereotypes but some interesting links between conduct disorder and sociopathy.
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can't discuss this book. can't rate it either. i ordered the updated edition.
Rebecca
Frightening and informative
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