Straight Talk about Criminals: Understanding and Treating by Stanton E. Samenow

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By Stanton E. Samenow

Is there a genetic predisposition to crime? should still psychological disorder be taken into consideration? Do kin and social environments have a task? Do humans turn into abusers simply because they've been abused? How can those who do negative issues think about themselves sturdy humans? What should still somebody fascinated about a dating with a legal understand? Stanton Samenow, co-author of the commonly revered three-volume learn of The felony Personality, has amassed the questions posed through audiences in the course of his talking engagements of the previous twenty-eight years approximately motives, features, and coverings of delinquent habit. Now he attracts on his study and medical adventure with hundreds of thousands of fellows, girls, and kids to supply no-frills solutions that embrace his expert views on the various hardest coverage concerns dealing with contributors, associations, and governments today.

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Parents' Predictions: A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy? What about the idea that children live what they learn, that is, a child who is told that he or she is worthless and bad will choose to live up to that image and will make it a sey-fulfilling prophecy? [BILLINGS,M O N T A N A ] Calling a child bad does not make him bad. Because a parent tells his child that he is horrible does not mean that the message is internal- Bad Parenting Does Not Cause Crime 31 ized to the point that the child will do horrible things and turn into a criminal.

If a person enlisting in the military is already a criminal, he may find dangerous situations highly exciting and have few qualms about killing. Such a person could be an asset in combat. However, during peacetime service, he may prove hard to get along with. Bored and disgruntled, such an individual may fail to comply with rules and regulations and may commit crimes on or off base. If he drank and used drugs previously, he may do more of the same. The point is that, if he was not a criminal before he went into the military, serving in the military would not make him into one.

The outcome of what I have described may be a spoiled child or a child who fails to believe in himself and then fails to utilize his potential. It is an unwarranted leap to assume that such behavior by a parent will create a criminal. Is it possible that the "concentration camps" that overly strict parents set up for their teens actually cause more acting-out behavior? [SALT LAKE CITY,UTAH] When parents are rigid and highly authoritarian, there are any number of possible responses by their offspring.

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