- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Bantam; Reissue edition (March 1, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0553346679
- ISBN-13: 978-0553346671
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.8 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 50 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #222,917 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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High Risk: Children Without A Conscience Paperback – March 1, 1989
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Dr. Ken Magid is chief of psychological services at Golden Medical Clinic in Golden, Colorado, and also the codirector of the Behavioral Science Department for Family Practice Physicians at the Saint Joseph Hospital in Denver. His work has been featured on NBC’s Today show and Hour Magazine, as well as in the New York Daily News, Woman’s Day magazine, and many other publications.
Carole A. McKelvey is a journalist who has won numerous awards for her writing and editing. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications nationally and on Hour Magazine.
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This dissertation is written by Dr Maggid who was featured in the original HBO documentary, "Child of Rage"; a stunning account of how abuse (including neglect) harms core issues in later adult years of the neglected, abused child..
Without having bonded with parents or guardians, the child fails to mature emotionally, which results in sociopathic narcissism and varying levels of calloused emotional responses.
A large percentage of prisoners are sociopaths and an even larger percentage were diagnosed once arrested and incarcerated, because these individuals do not lend themselves voluntarily to analysis and diagnosis. There modis-operandi is to appear normal, in spite of their maladjustament.
Despite the age of the material, I found the content a pioneering study that remains uniquely a vital addition to one's library.
I have worked with the population of “young people” since the latter eighties until present time as an educator.
I believe this book is very relevant for understanding the conscience of the young person especially for those that are today in denial and believe that “kiddos” are all misunderstood due to environment and social settings.
Now that I am in my senior year as I reflect on a number of books that I feel are relevant to add to my personal collection to pass on to another generation this is one.
I recommended this book to those who are seeking an understanding of what the nature of many young people are today.
I did the best I could as a single mother parent, and God in His mysterious ways, gave me a chance to turn this experience into something good. I got to raise my son's daughter from the time she was 4 months old until she graduated from high school. I was able to create a bond that her father had lost out on until he turned 3, but I was able to take all the knowledge of this book and in return, was able to raise such a wonderful grandchild.