Violence and Psychopathy / Edition 1

Violence and Psychopathy / Edition 1

by Adrian Raine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0306466694

ISBN-13: 9780306466694

Pub. Date: 12/31/2001

Publisher: Springer US

This book focuses on one of the world's major problems - violence and psychopathy. It presents some of the key contributions made at the Fourth International Meeting on the Biology and Sociology of Violence held in November 1999. A key thrust of this book, and a stance shared by all of its contributors, is the notion that violence and psychopathy simply cannot be

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This book focuses on one of the world's major problems - violence and psychopathy. It presents some of the key contributions made at the Fourth International Meeting on the Biology and Sociology of Violence held in November 1999. A key thrust of this book, and a stance shared by all of its contributors, is the notion that violence and psychopathy simply cannot be understood solely in terms of social and environmental forces and influences. Nor do biological factors offer an exclusive explanation. Instead, it is likely that psychopathy is the result of complex interactions between biological and social factors, interactions which to date are poorly understood. Contributors to this book tackle the difficult process of isolating the important biological, psychological, and social processes that contribute to violence.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780306466694
Publisher:
Springer US
Publication date:
12/31/2001
Edition description:
2001
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

Preface1
Pt. IPsychopaths
Ch. IPsychopaths and Their Nature: Some Implications for Understanding Human Predatory Violence5
Ch. IIPsychopathy, Violence and Brain Imaging35
Ch. IIIEmotional Processes in Psychopathy57
Ch. IVNeurobiology of the Psychopath79
Pt. IISerial Killers
Ch. VConcept and History of the Serial Killer91
Ch. VIMotives of the Serial Killer105
Ch. VIIPsychopathy, Sadism and Serial Killing123
Pt. IIIPsychosocial Aspects and Treatment
Ch. VIIIPsychosocial Contributions to Psychopathy and Violence141
Ch. IXIs Effective Treatment of Psychopathy Possible? What We Know and What We Need to Know171
Index197

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