The Criminal Personality presents a detailed description of criminal thinking and action patterns and convincingly argues that these patterns cannot be explained by sociologic or psychologic explanations alone. A Jason Aronson Book
Samuel Yochelson, Ph.D., M.D., was until his death in 1976, director of the Program for the Investigation of Criminal Behavior at Saint Elizabeths Hospital, Washington, D.C. and research professor of clinical psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine Stanton E. Samenow, Ph.D., is a clinical psychologist in Alexandria, Virginia. He is also the co-author of The Criminal Personality, Volume II: The Change Process, and The Criminal Personality: Volume I, A Profile for Change.
Chapter 1 The Reluctant Converts Chapter 2 History of the Concept of the Criminal Personality Chapter 3 The Criminal's Way of Life Chapter 4 Thinking Errors Characteristic of the Criminal: I. Criminal Thinking Patterns Chapter 5 Thinking Errors Characteristic of the Criminal: II. Automatic Errors of Thinking Chapter 6 Thinking Errors Characteristic of the Criminal: III. From Idea Through Execution Chapter 7 Non-arrestable Phases in the Criminal Chapter 8 Tactics Obstructing Effective Transactions Chapter 9 The Work in Perspective