Book , Print in English

The anatomy of violence : the biological roots of crime

Adrian Raine.
  • New York : Vintage Books, [2014]
  • Copyright Notice: ©2013
  • First Vintage books edition.
  • xv, 478 pages, 4 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 21 cm
  • Eisenhower C Level
    RC569.5.V55 R35 2014 c. 1
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Summary
  • "Why do some kids from good environments become mass murderers? Is there actually such a thing as a natural-born killer? And, if so, what can we do to identify and treat those born with a predisposition to criminal behavior? For more than three decades Adrian Raine has sought answers to these questions through his pioneering research on the biological basis for violence. In this book, he presents the growing body of evidence that shows how genetics and environmental influences can conspire to create a criminal brain, and how something as seemingly innocent as a low resting heart rate can give rise to a violent personality. Bristling with ingenious experiments, surprising data, and shocking case studies, this is also a clear-eyed inquiry into the thorny ethical issues this science raises about prevention and punishment. Passionate, courageous, and at times controversial, The Anatomy of Violence is a groundbreaking work that will challenge your core human values and perspectives on violence."--Page 4 of cover.
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?
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 375-453) and index.
ISBN
  • 9780307475619
  • 0307475611
Identifying numbers
  • OCLC: 870710740
  • OCLC: 870710740