Why Do People Take Up A Criminal Lifestyle

I spent some time yesterday talking to a psychologist friend about Dr. Stanton Samenow’ and his work on human criminality.

My friend’s opinion is the same as mine. While there are points we do not fully agree with – there are neighborhoods in Baltimore and Chicago where you either belong to the gang or you do not live – Dr. Samenow’s work is excellent.

Dr. Samenow provides a fascinating insight into the minds of those who terrorize our communities.

Go ahead and click on the link. You will find there really are no excuses for cirminal behavior.


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One Response to Why Do People Take Up A Criminal Lifestyle

  1. Joe W. says:

    We used to use Dr. Samenow’s techniques when I worked in juvenile corrections residential treatment in MN in the late 90’s. Challenging thinking errors was effective in changing behavior, but unfortunately the young men usually went back to a very chaotic and toxic environment and reverted back to criminal ways.

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