The myth of the "out of character" crime

The "out of character" crime -- Thinking errors as a key to character -- Realities about the "out of character" crime -- Secret controllers -- Sociological and psychological determinism: road to a deadend -- Interviewing the defendant: the setting -- Homicide of a husband by his...

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Main Author: Samenow, Stanton E.
Format: Print Book
Language:English
Published: Westport, Conn. [u.a.] Praeger 2007
Availability in Tübingen:Present in Tübingen.
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Summary:The "out of character" crime -- Thinking errors as a key to character -- Realities about the "out of character" crime -- Secret controllers -- Sociological and psychological determinism: road to a deadend -- Interviewing the defendant: the setting -- Homicide of a husband by his wife or alter ego? -- The defendant's view of himself or herself as a good person -- Pretensions -- The self as unique and irresistible -- "I think; therefore it is" -- The unimportance of feelings -- The defendant's use of language -- Having a thin skin: susceptibility to putdowns -- The self as the center of the universe -- Six tactics used by defendants to control interviews -- Secret controllers: several cases -- Can a person correct thinking errors? -- Epilogue
Item Description:Includes bibliographical references and index
Physical Description:VI, 172 S.
ISBN:0275991946
9780275991944