Dangerous Minds

Dangerous Minds A Forensic Psychiatrist's Quest to Understand Violence

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Publisher's Synopsis

'Exceptional . . . This thoughtful and engrossing book is as much about law as it is about minds' THE TIMES

What drives someone to commit murder?

What makes some people lash out on those that they love?

Can we predict whether a child will grow into a violent adult, and what can we do to prevent it?

These are just some of the questions that forensic psychiatrist Dr Taj Nathan interrogates every day in his work with violent offenders. Stories about violent or deviant behaviour are the subject of sensational headlines or inflated dramatic portrayals, but infinitely more complex and intriguing are the real people behind labels like 'psychopath', 'sex offender' or 'serial killer'.

Taking us from secure hospital wards to high-security prisons to courtrooms, Dangerous Minds offers compelling and deeply compassionate accounts of ten people whose lives have been shaped by violence. From the impact of traumatic events in childhood to the evolutionary and cultural influences on the emergence of the social mind, this book is an insider's account of the origins of violence that asks its readers to re-evaluate all that they think they know about the people society deems most dangerous.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529392937
Publisher: John Murray Press
Imprint: John Murray
Pub date:
DEWEY: 616.8582
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 216g
Height: 129mm
Width: 197mm
Spine width: 26mm