Violence and Psychopathy

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Adrian Raine, José Sanmartin
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 31, 2001 - Medical - 202 pages
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Adrian Raine Department of Psychology. University of Southern California. USA Jose Sanmartin Queen Sojia Center for the Study of Violence. Valencia. Spain The problems that psychopathic and violent offenders create for society are not restricted to North America. Instead, these offenders create havoc throughout the world, including Europe. In recognition of this fact, Queen Sophia of Spain has promoted a Center for the Study of Violence which recognizes both biological and social contributions to the cause of violence. In November 1999, the Queen Sofia Center for the Study of Violence held its IV International Meeting on the Biology and Sociology of Violence. This fourth Meeting, which was under the Honorary Presidency of H. M. The Queen of Spain, examined the biological, psychological and social aspects of the psychopath, the violent offender, and the serial killer. This book presents some of the key contributions made at that conference and which were first published in Spanish in 2000 by Ariel Press. 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, or even fundamentally, in terms of social and environmental forces and influences. Nor do biological factors offer an exclusive explanation.
  

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Contents

Psychopaths and Their Nature Some Implications for Understanding Human Predatory Violence
5
Psychopathy Violence and Brain Imaging
35
Emotional Processes in Psychopathy
57
Neurobiology of the Psychopath
79
Concept and History of the Serial Killer
91
Motives of the Serial Killer
105
Psychopathy Sadism and Serial Killing
123
Psychosocial Contributions to Psychopathy and Violence
141
Is Effective Treatment of Psychopathy Possible? What We Know and What We Need to Know
171
Index
197
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Adrian Raine is University Professor and the Richard Perry Professor of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology, as well Chair of the Department of Criminology at the University of Pennsylvania.

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