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by Robert I. Simon


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One of the pleasures of writing a book is acknowledging those persons who assisted in its creation. xvii This page intentionally left blank. 1. Illuminating the Darker Side of Human Behavior.

One of the pleasures of writing a book is acknowledging those persons who assisted in its creation. Robert K. Ressler, a former FBI special agent and a foremost expert on serial killers provided critical insights for the chapters on workplace violence and serial killers. I value his contribution greatly. I also consulted Albert M. Druktennis, . a forensic psychiatrist, on the essential subject of this book, humankind’s darker side. Know then thyself, presume not God to scan; The proper study of mankind is man. -Alexander Pope.

I first read this book 10 years ago and found it thoroughly illuminating.

Jan 24, 2010 Bad Penny rated it it was ok. Shelves: psychology. Meh. As a forensic psychologist, I found this really basic and oversimplified, and unfortunately, full of inaccurate information. It's an interesting topic, but I don't recommend this book. I first read this book 10 years ago and found it thoroughly illuminating. I have since recommended it to a few people. Re-reading it now, having gained a little bit of knowledge on theoretical psych, I have had to revise my opinion.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-345) and index. Illuminating the darker side of human behavior - Psychopaths : the predators among us - Stalkers : forever yours - Why do they rape?

Includes bibliographical references (p. 325-345) and index

Simon has upgraded his classic volume on "The Dark Side of Human Behavior" with new chapters, new insights and a clear understanding of the thin line holding good men from acting on inner impulses. His illustrations and case examples shed new light on the work he has done in forensic psychiatry. This book, as most of Dr. Simon's book, is a must read for the serious student of human behavior.

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The book also works to break down the false separation between "good" and "bad" people-pointing out that this dark side is an essential component of our humanity. Bad Men Do What Good Men Dream cracks open the door to the dark side and gives readers a look inside.

In twelve powerful and provocative chapters, the author introduces readers to a psychological perspective on evil, character and destiny, as well as the making of good men and women.

Simon's overview of criminal psychology and deviancy covers a lot of territory, and focuses on the continuum of good and bad, along with the slopes in between and where lines get crossed

Simon's overview of criminal psychology and deviancy covers a lot of territory, and focuses on the continuum of good and bad, along with the slopes in between and where lines get crossed not remember such dreams) and who sustains mental health while the bad person is one who, for whatever reason, fails to control the same impulses until they're acted out, and potentially followed through on until they've lost any semblance of what would appear normal, let alone good.

Authors: Simon, Robert I. Length: 228mm. is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and founder and Director of the Program in Psychiatry and Law at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, . Country of Publication. Read full description.

What sort of person kills, then cannibalizes his victim? Or stalks and terrorizes his prey? And what separates him from the rest of us? In Bad Men Do What Good Men Dream: a Forensic Psychiatrist Illuminates the Darker Side of Human Behavior, Robert I. Simon, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Psychiatry and Law at Georgetown University School of Medicine, trains the Klieg light of his intellect and experience to illuminate our shadowy world and that of violent criminals a difference more of degree than of kind.

Mental health professionals will find this updated version essential reading, but its engrossing narrative, graphic case studies and powerfully compelling conclusions will fascinate lay readers and amateur sleuths, as well. Thickly populated with psychopaths, serial killers, rapists, and all manner of evildoers, Bad Men Do What Good Men Dream: a Forensic Psychiatrist Illuminates the Darker Side of Human Behavior is at once a fascinating exploration of deviancy, a look at the protective factors that grant most of us normality, and a meditation on what it means to be fully human.


Comments: (7)

Quinthy
The artist Paul Gauguin once said that "life being what it is, one dreams of revenge." In "Bad Men Do What Good Men Dream," Dr. Robert Simon explains that all people have "bad dreams"--thoughts of suicide, or revenge, or crime--but only a very few cross the line from bad dream to bad action.
This book explores the nebulous borderline between what people think and what they do. The topics covered include serial killing, workplace violence, multiple personality disorder, killer cults, suicide, sexual misconduct by professional caregivers, rape, stalking and pyschopathic behavior.
In each area, Dr. Simon's analysis shows just how complex and surprising the human mind can be. Even apparently straightforward questions, such as whether a given criminal is likely to be dangerous in the future, or whether a "suicide" is actually an accident, turn out to be very hard to answer.
At times, Dr. Simon's style is a bit academic, but on the whole he writes clearly and does a good job of covering a wide range of complex issues.
Sha
Parts of this casebook are interesting but the Author has a tendency to repeat his title so frequently that I wonder if he is too preoccupied with self-promotion. Some chapters are dull. I guess it depends on how much exposure a reader has had to the facts of forensic psychology as far as they are currently understood. If you havn't had much exposure you may find this book interesting. I found it disappointing.
showtime
okay. title better than book.
sunrise bird
great book
Heri
It was a good book, not great,probably because I could not relate to the extreme cases of criminal activity that this author is familiar with as a profession. The author did not really have a goal in mind either. I have no idea why most people behave well in society and some are outrageous psychopaths other than they are wired differently than the rest of us. The author needed a cause for writing the book other than it was his job for many years.
Arashitilar
Not a very insightful book. Its main weakness is its reliance on sensational stories rather than on creditable evidence as to why people commit horrific crimes. For those who are facisinated with "criminal profiling" this may be worth a read, but for any serious scholar of forensic psychology, pass on this one.
Hamrl
Good Book. Not as much info on the neurology of the brain as I expected or hoped for but good.
Excellent Book
Bad Men Do what Good Men Dream: A Forensic Psychiatrist Illuminates the Darker Side of Human Behavior download epub
Medicine
Author: Robert I. Simon
ISBN: 158562294X
Category: Medical Books
Subcategory: Medicine
Language: English
Publisher: American Psychiatric Publishing, Inc.; 1 Updated edition (May 5, 2008)
Pages: 339 pages