Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us - Chapter 1, Experiencing the Psychopath, pg 8-20 Summary & Analysis

Robert Hare (psychologist)
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Chapter 1, Experiencing the Psychopath, pg 8-20 Summary and Analysis

Hare opens the first chapter with a description of Ray, a prison inmate he counsels after receiving his graduate degree in psychology. The only job Hare can find is working in a maximum security prison. He has no training prior to starting the job. Ray is Hare's very first patient. He enters Hare's office stating that he needs to talk. Hare, excited to begin work with a new patient, lets his guard down as Ray enters the room. As Ray crosses the room, he pulls a knife on Hare. While smiling and waving the knife at Hare, Ray explains that he will not use the knife on Hare, but instead on a member of a rival gang. Hare realizes that Ray is trying to manipulate him. If he reports the incident...

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