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The Anatomy of Violence - The Biological Roots of Crime

Adrian Raine

With a 4-page full-color insert, and black-and-white illustrations throughout Why do some innocent kids grow up to become cold-blooded serial killers? Is bad biology partly to blame? For more than three decades Adrian Raine has been researching the biological roots of violence and establishing neurocriminology, a new field that applies neuroscience techniques to investigate the causes and cures of crime. In The Anatomy of Violence, Raine dissects the criminal mind with a fascinating, readable, and far-reaching scientific journey into the body of evidence that reveals the brain to be a key culprit in crime causation. Raine documents from genetic research that the seeds of sin are sown early in life, giving rise to abnormal physiological functioning that cultivates crime. Drawing on classical case studies of well-known killers in history-including Richard Speck, Ted Kaczynski, and Henry Lee Lucas-Raine illustrates how impairments to brain areas controlling our ability to experience fear, make good decisions, and feel guilt predispose us to violence. He contends that killers can actually be coldhearted: something as simple as a low resting heart rate can give rise to violence. But arguing that biology is not destiny, he also sketches out provocative new biosocial treatment approaches that can change the brain and prevent violence. Finally, Raine tackles the thorny legal and ethical dilemmas posed by his research, visualizing a futuristic brave new world where our increasing ability to identify violent offenders early in life might shape crime-prevention policies, for good and bad. Will we sacrifice our notions of privacy and civil rights to identify children as potential killers in the hopes of helping both offenders and victims? How should we punish individuals with little to no control over their violent behavior? And should parenting require a license? The Anatomy of Violence offers a revolutionary appraisal of our understanding of criminal offending, while also raising provocative questions that challenge

With a 4-page full-color insert, and black-and-white illustrations throughout Why do some innocent kids grow up to become cold-blooded serial killers? Is bad biology partly to blame? For more than three decades Adrian Raine has been researching the biological roots of violence and establishing neurocriminology, a new field that applies neuroscience techniques to investigate the causes and cures of crime. In The Anatomy of Violence, Raine dissects the criminal mind with a fascinating, readable, and far-reaching scientific journey into the body of evidence that reveals the brain to be a key culprit in crime causation. Raine documents from genetic research that the seeds of sin are sown early in life, giving rise to abnormal physiological functioning that cultivates crime. Drawing on classical case studies of well-known killers in history-including Richard Speck, Ted Kaczynski, and Henry Lee Lucas-Raine illustrates how impairments to brain areas controlling our ability to experience fear, make good decisions, and feel guilt predispose us to violence. He contends that killers can actually be coldhearted: something as simple as a low resting heart rate can give rise to violence. But arguing that biology is not destiny, he also sketches out provocative new biosocial treatment approaches that can change the brain and prevent violence. Finally, Raine tackles the thorny legal and ethical dilemmas posed by his research, visualizing a futuristic brave new world where our increasing ability to identify violent offenders early in life might shape crime-prevention policies, for good and bad. Will we sacrifice our notions of privacy and civil rights to identify children as potential killers in the hopes of helping both offenders and victims? How should we punish individuals with little to no control over their violent behavior? And should parenting require a license? The Anatomy of Violence offers a revolutionary appraisal of our understanding of criminal offending, while also raising provocative questions that challenge
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With a 4-page full-color insert, and black-and-white illustrations throughout Why do some innocent kids grow up to become cold-blooded serial killers? Is bad biology partly to blame? For more than three decades Adrian Raine has been researching the biological roots of violence and establishing neurocriminology, a new field that applies neuroscience techniques to investigate the causes and cures of crime. In The Anatomy of Violence, Raine dissects the criminal mind with a fascinating, readable, and far-reaching scientific journey into the body of evidence that reveals the brain to be a key culprit in crime causation. Raine documents from genetic research that the seeds of sin are sown early in life, giving rise to abnormal physiological functioning that cultivates crime. Drawing on classical case studies of well-known killers in history-including Richard Speck, Ted Kaczynski, and Henry Lee Lucas-Raine illustrates how impairments to brain areas controlling our ability to experience fear, make good decisions, and feel guilt predispose us to violence. He contends that killers can actually be coldhearted: something as simple as a low resting heart rate can give rise to violence. But arguing that biology is not destiny, he also sketches out provocative new biosocial treatment approaches that can change the brain and prevent violence. Finally, Raine tackles the thorny legal and ethical dilemmas posed by his research, visualizing a futuristic brave new world where our increasing ability to identify violent offenders early in life might shape crime-prevention policies, for good and bad. Will we sacrifice our notions of privacy and civil rights to identify children as potential killers in the hopes of helping both offenders and victims? How should we punish individuals with little to no control over their violent behavior? And should parenting require a license? The Anatomy of Violence offers a revolutionary appraisal of our understanding of criminal offending, while also raising provocative questions that challenge

Language:

English

Narrators:

Jonathan Cowley

Length:

16h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

08:35


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

05:21


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

06:47


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:56


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:51


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:03


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:21


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:26


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:43


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:46


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

06:03


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:39


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:22


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:44


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

04:47


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

04:38


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:17


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

03:43


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:43


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

08:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

08:04


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:09


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:22


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:09


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

04:37


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:50


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:04


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

06:03


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:28


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:14


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:39


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

05:48


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

08:05


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:37


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:22


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:43


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

06:25


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:53


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

06:21


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

09:56


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:47


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

09:56


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

07:56


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

06:40


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

09:15


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

08:53


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:40


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:05


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:46


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:34


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:52


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

07:32


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

06:56


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

09:15


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

08:25


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:48


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

08:03


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:10


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:01


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

08:10


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

08:25


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:16


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:17


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:37


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

09:24


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

06:57


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

02:42


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

07:33


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

08:42


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:47


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:09


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

04:46


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:34


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

04:48


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

05:34


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

04:22


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

09:20


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

08:54


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:23


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

05:34


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

05:30


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

07:15


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

08:26


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

08:20


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

09:22


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

09:37


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

04:00


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:48


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

07:19


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

08:18


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

08:03


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

06:05


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:57


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:01


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:49


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

06:21


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:32


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

05:49


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

06:36


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

06:57


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

05:58


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

06:52


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

07:09


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

08:21


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:28


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:36


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

09:54


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

04:40


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

05:33


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

06:40


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:51


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:13


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

06:07


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

06:24


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

06:41


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

09:43


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

09:37


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

06:29


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

06:33


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

04:21


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

04:42


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

09:00


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

06:44


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

08:21


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

07:39


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

08:40


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

09:19


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

06:57


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

06:57


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

07:03


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

00:35