Violence: Our Deadly Epidemic and Its Causes

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G.P. Putnam, 1996 - Psychology - 306 pages
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In this groundbreaking book, James Gilligan examines the epidemic foremost in the minds of most Americans--violence. As he tells the stories of the men he treated at a hospital for the criminally insane, Dr. Gilligan traces the devastating links between violence and shame. He shows how that deadly emotion drives people to destroy others and even themselves rather than suffer a loss of self-respect.

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So many people in the Women's Movement talk about Gilligan's wife Carol - and for good reason. Now I am finding James Gilligan equally great. A shrink who ran the treatment programs for violent ... Read full review

Contents

PART I
27
Dead Souls
45
How to Think About Violence
89
Copyright

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About the author (1996)

James Gilligan has been on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School since 1965. He has served as a consultant and advisor to Tony Blair and the Law Lords in the UK; the International Criminal Tribune for the former Yugoslavia in The Hague; the American Bar Association and many state legislatures, sheriffs' departments and police comissioners. He is the author of Violence: Our Deadly Epidemic and its Causes.

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