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Title:
The anatomy of violence : the biological roots of crime / Adrian Raine.
Call Number:
616.8582 RAI
Publication Date:
[2013]
Edition:
First edition.
Publisher:
New York : Pantheon Books, [2013]
Physical Description:
xv, 478 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Contents:
Basic instincts : how violence evolved -- Seeds of sin : the genetic basis to crime -- Murderous minds : how violent brains malfunction -- Cold-blooded killers : the autonomic nervous system -- Broken brains : the neuroanatomy of violence -- Natural-born killers : early health influences -- A recipe for violence : malnutrition, metals, and mental health -- The biosocial jigsaw puzzle : putting the pieces together -- Curing crime : biological interventions -- The brain on trial : legal implications -- The future : where will neurocriminology take us?
Summary:
"Provocative and timely: a pioneering neurocriminologist introduces the latest biological research into the causes of--and potential cures for--criminal behavior. A leading criminologist who specializes in the neuroscience behind criminal behavior, Adrian Raine introduces a wide range of new scientific research into the origins and nature of violence and criminal behavior. He explains how impairments to areas of the brain that control our ability to experience fear, make decisions, and feel empathy can make us more likely to engage in criminal behavior. He applies this new understanding of the criminal mind to some of the most well-known criminals in history. And he clearly delineates the pressing considerations this research demands: What are its implications for our criminal justice system? Should we condemn and punish individuals who have little to no control over their behavior? 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 behavior grows"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages [375]-453) and index.
Horizon Bib Number:
1430828
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