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Why Do Some People Hurt People?

Criminal thinking errors are pervasive in our society. Everyone has them to some degree, but the extreme criminal thinker relies on this way of thinking to justify their actions which support a criminal life style. This infographic creatively describes the … Continue reading

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Anger Unmanaged

Anger is a basic component of the criminal personality. Angry thinking and behavior is a fundamental element of the criminal’s thinking process; whether expressed outright or seen beneath the surface, the criminal is angry. Fear, especially the fear of being … Continue reading

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Effort Vs. Energy

Understanding lack of effort as a criminal thinking error involves first defining it in relation to activity and energy. The criminal thinker has unlimited ‘energy’ for the activities they are interested in pursuing. However, they lack effort for activities that … Continue reading

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Injuries Unseen

Criminal thinking is a consistent pattern of distorted thinking errors that results in irresponsible and arrestable behavior. One of the most common errors in thinking is the failure to consider injury to others. As a general rule, criminal thinkers do … Continue reading

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Objects to Possess

In school, children learn the difference between a noun and a verb. Most of us will easily recall the grade school mantra of a noun as a ‘person, place or thing.’ For the criminal thinker the definition attributed to the … Continue reading

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“I can’t” means “I won’t”

The criminal thinker is unwilling to do anything that is boring or disagreeable! This statement is considered an axiom among corrections professionals. The criminal thinker has boundless energy and interest in activities that are exciting, interesting or fun. But when … Continue reading

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Victimstance

Next to ‘closed-channel thinking,’ victimstance is the most pervasive thinking error in irresponsible and criminal thinkers. Criminal thinkers continually blame others for situations they have caused themselves. Victimstance thinking moves to the extreme in persons actively engaged in victimizing behavior. … Continue reading

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