The Criminal Personality: The Drug User (The Criminal Personality)

The Criminal Personality: The Drug User (The Criminal Personality)

By: Samuel Yochelson (author), Stanton E. Samenow (author)Paperback

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'Yochelson and Samenow attribute crime to a series of early irresponsible choices that predate drug use among drug-using criminals. Personality and personal choice variables are conceptualized as critical in initialing and maintaining use. In what is called an indiscriminate search for excitement, drug-using criminals are characterized as expanding their criminal repertoire while excusing their actions by rationalizations sometimes invented by sociologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists. Although these ideas are of considerable interest, the real value of the text lies in its intriguing presentation of drug-user thinking. ' DContemporary Psychology A Jason Aroson Book

About Author

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 Our Odyssey with the Drug-Using Criminal Chapter 2 Man and Drugs: A Perspective on Drug Abuse Chapter 3 The Drug-Using Criminal's Way of Life Chapter 4 Toward A Conceptual Understanding: The High, The Nod, The Rush, Craving, and Addiction Chapter 5 Drugs As Facilitators Chapter 6 The Choice of A Drug Chapter 7 Treatment of the Drug User Chapter 8 The Drug-Using Criminal in a Program for Change

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9781568212449
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9781568212449
  • weight: 572
  • ISBN10: 1568212445

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