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Author Raine, Adrian
Title The anatomy of violence : the biological roots of crime / Adrian Raine
Imprint New York : Pantheon Books, 2013
book jacket
 人文社會聯圖  RC569.5.V55 R35 2013    AVAILABLE    30610020411021
Edition First edition
Descript xv, 478 pages, four unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) : 25 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-453) and index
"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
Subject Violence -- Physiological aspects
Violence -- Psychological aspects
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