Anatomy Of Violence, The

by Adrian Raine

Publisher: Penguin UK

Publication Date: April 11, 2014

ISBN: 9780141046860

Binding: Paperback

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Why do people kill? Are some criminals born, not made? What causes violence and how can we treat it? In An Anatomy of Violence Adrian Raine draws on his own scientific research into the brains of murderers, psychopaths and serial killers to give a new perspective on these perennial questions. He reveals that, while anti-social behaviour is based on the complex interaction of genetics and environment, we can no longer ignore the evidence of strong links between biology and behaviour. Exploring how this could change the way we treat criminals in future, this revelatory book alters our understanding of our minds. 'He has the research at his fingertips - not surprising, since he carried out much of it - and makes a compelling case that society needs to grapple with the biological underpinnings of violent crime.' Bob Holmes, New Scientist 'Adrian Raine has devoted his career to uncovering the causes of human violence . . . An important book.' Daniel Dennett, Prospect 'Groundbreaking . . . profoundly thought-provoking.' Henry Marsh, The Times 'Raine is surely right . . . comes across clearly and powerfully.' Julian aggini, Financial Times 'Fascinating, path-breaking, compelling . . . has profound implications' David Rose, Mail on Sunday