Books


Inside the Criminal Mind (new 2014 edition, paperback) | The Myth of the Out of Character Crime | In the Best Interest of the Child
Before It's Too Late | Straight Talk About Criminals | The Criminal Personality, Vol. I, II and III

Inside the Criminal Mind
Copyright 1984, 2004, 2014.


Long-held myths defining the sources of and cures for crime are shattered in this ground-breaking book--and a chilling profile of today's criminal emerges.


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Read related interview: Forbidden Fruits: A Journey Inside the Criminal Mind with Dr. Samenow


Published October, 1999 by Kodansha: Japanese edition of "Inside the Criminal Mind"

The Myth of the Out of Character Crime
Copyright 2007, 2010.

From time to time, into the news burst accounts of regular people who commit crimes that seem totally out of character according to those who know them well. Lee Malvo, one of the D.C. snipers, was known to his friends and family as a smart, promising man. "Steven," was a talented, young scientist with no criminal record. No one suspected he was capable of injuring another-until he was arrested for abducting a man, handcuffing him, and threatening to blow off his head with a pistol. What makes these otherwise stable and respected men and women commit crimes? Why do those who know them best not see the signs? Are there clues people can look out for when a person is about to "snap?" What in the psychological makeup of defendants resulted in their committing crimes? Here, a seasoned forensic psychologist delves into the psyches of these otherwise "normal" people, whom he has treated and researched for many years.

2010 paperback version available for $15.95. Place your order.


In the Best Interest of the Child
How to Protect Your Child from the Pain of Your Divorce
Copyright 2002.
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"The book is a ringing call to responsibility, sanity and maturity for those working through divorces..."
- The Washington Post

Read the following review from The Washington Post: A Child's Eye View

Available now.  To order, click here


Before It's Too Late
Why some kids get into trouble-- and what parents can do about it
Copyright 1989, 1998, 2001.

Fully revised and updated. Includes three new sections. Available in paperback.

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Straight Talk About Criminals
Understanding and Treating Antisocial Behavior
Copyright 1998. [July 2002: Now available in paperback] To purchase, go to Straight Talk About Criminals
Or, order direct via phone at 1-800-782-0015 (Aronson Publishers)


The Criminal Personality, Volumes I, II & III
Copyright Vol I: 1976, Vol II: 1977, Vol III: 1986.
  To purchase Volume I, go toThe Criminal Personality, Volume I
To purchase Volume II, go to The Criminal Personality, Volume II
To purchase Volume III, go to The Criminal Personality, Volume III

Complete three volume sets of "The Criminal Personality" in softcover available through Dr. Samenow; e-mail to samenow@cox.net. Must purchase entire set.

These can also be ordered direct via phone at 1-800-782-0015 (Aronson Publishers)



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