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June 11, 2012 The Modern Law Library

Author Discusses How to Identify and Deal with an ‘Almost Psychopath’

By Martha Neil

Corrected: When does dealing with a manipulative person go from difficult to dangerous?

ABA Journal reporter Martha Neil talks about psychopathy with Jim Silver, one of the authors of Almost a Psychopath: Do I (or Does Someone I Know) Have a Problem with Manipulation and Lack of Empathy?

He discusses how a true psychopath differs from an “almost psychopath;” techniques for dealing with one at work or in your personal life; the neurological differences in their brains; and what treatments are available.


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Updated July 6 to correctly identify Jim Silver as the co-author interviewed for this podcast.

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The introduction and panelist information in the online text of “Author Discusses How to Identify and Deal with an ‘Almost Psychopath,’” originally indicated that the ABA Journal talked to co-author Ronald Schouten. Jim Silver is the co-author who was interviewed.

The Journal regrets the error.

In This Podcast:

Martha Neil
Jim Silver is a Harvard Law School graduate who has worked as both a federal prosecutor and a defense attorney. He currently teaches criminal justice and legal studies at Bristol Community College in Massachusetts. He is also the author of The Crime Junkie’s Guide to Criminal Law.