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The Resource The anatomy of violence : the biological roots of crime, Adrian Raine

The anatomy of violence : the biological roots of crime, Adrian Raine

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The anatomy of violence : the biological roots of crime
Title
The anatomy of violence
Title remainder
the biological roots of crime
Statement of responsibility
Adrian Raine
Title variation
Biological roots of crime
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
What are the causes of violence? Can it be treated? And might it one day be stopped? Are some criminals born, not made? What causes violence and how can we treat it? This book introduces readers to new ways of looking at these age-old questions. Drawing on the latest scientific research, Adrian Raine explains what it reveals about the brains of murderers, psychopaths and serial killers. While once it was thought upbringing explained all, and subsequently explanations shifted to genetics, Raine goes to great pains to explain that anti-social behaviour is complex, and based on the interaction between genetics and the biological and social environment in which a person is raised. But the latest statistical evidence between certain types of biological and early behavioural warning signs is also very strong. Through a series of case studies of famous criminals, Raine shows how their criminal behaviour might be explained on the basis of these new scientific discoveries. But the conclusions point to a host of philosophical and moral issues. What are the implications for our criminal justice system? Should we condemn and punish individuals who have little or no control over their behaviour? Should we act preemptively with people who exhibit strong biological predispositions to becoming dangerous criminals? These are among the thorny issues we can no longer ignore as our understanding of criminal behaviour grows
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Raine, Adrian
Dewey number
616.8582
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Violence
  • Violence
Target audience
adult
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The anatomy of violence : the biological roots of crime, Adrian Raine
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000051624634
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 478 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846143076
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The anatomy of violence : the biological roots of crime, Adrian Raine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000051624634
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xv, 478 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781846143076
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Other physical details
ill.

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