Murderous Minds: Exploring the Criminal Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil

Murderous Minds: Exploring the Criminal Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil

by Dean A. Haycock

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ISBN-13: 9781605986951
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Publication date: 04/15/2015
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 204,755
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Dean A.
Haycock, PhD, is a science and medical writer, who earned a
PhD in neurobiology from Brown University and studied at The Rockefeller
University in the laboratory of Nobel Laureate Dr. Paul Greengard. He has been published in many science publications and is the author of Murderous Minds: Exploring the Criminal
Psychopathic Brain and Characters on the Couch: Exploring Psychology Through Literature and Film along with several other books. He lives in New
York.

Table of Contents

Preface ix

Foreword Charles C. Ouimet Ph.D., Professor and Faculty Scholar in Neuroscience, Florida State University College of Medicine xi

Introduction xiii

Chapter 1 Who Would Do Something Like This? 1

Chapter 2 Kunlangeta, Psychopaths, and Sociopaths: Does the Label Matter? 25

Chapter 3 What Does Brain Imaging See? 56

Chapter 4 A Problem Just Behind the Forehead 74

Chapter 5 Troubling Developments and Genes 96

Chapter 6 Back Again? Predicting Bad Behavior 111

Chapter 7 Missing Fear and Empathy 129

Chapter 8 Successful, Unsuccessful, and Other Types of Psychopaths 152

Chapter 9 Could You Become a Psychopath? 168

Chapter 10 Could Your Child Be a Budding Psychopath? 179

Chapter 11 Why Do We Have to Deal with These People? Explaining Criminal Psychopaths to Juries and Darwinists 191

Epilogue: A Little "Big Science" 213

Further Reading 217

Endnotes 219

Figure Credits 243

Acknowledgments 245

Index 247

About the Author 254

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Murderous Minds: Exploring the Criminal Psychopathic Brain: Neurological Imaging and the Manifestation of Evil 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a pageturner, which I didn't expect in a book about psychopathy. It is well written. Haycock explains difficult concepts so even I could understand it, yet he doesn't dumb down. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A very enjoyable read. Enough science to be informative yet not so much as to put the reader to sleep, especially for someone like me without a biology background
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I stopped reading after the first few pages because the stats were so far off. If you lead people to believe that Psychopaths are 1 in 100 instead of 1 in 25, those people will be less vigilant and will be sitting ducks! In my opinion, the minute you do that, you're responsible for what happens to those people! Period. No exceptions.