voytek said:you read it for us and tell us what it says.
Basically a bunch of bullshit.
Samenow tends to believe in a "criminal personality" that exists in a person from pretty well birth, kind of old-school (like >100 years ago) thinking, though he does make some interesting observations. Samenow's theory is probably well-liked by police and other law enforcement simpletons (as well as the ordinary simpletons sans badge and gun), since it is simple, black/white, reductionist pop psychology with no real science to back it up. He comes up with a list of features of personality, and a way to "treat" criminals that he calls habilitation (as opposed to re-habilitation since he says you can't re-habilitate if it ain't habilitated in the first place!), and his proof of his theory is that most criminals that were taking the "therapy" dropped out, with 4 out of >200 actually changing... this is odd, since I cannot consider this 'proof' by any stretch of my imagination... in fact, this is proof that his theory is totally wrong.