Why do people kill? Are some criminals born, not made? What causes violence and how can we treat it?
In An Anatomy of Violence Adrian Raine draws on his own scientific research into the brains of murderers, psychopaths and serial killers to give a new perspective on these perennial questions. He reveals that, while anti-social behaviour is based on the complex interaction of genetics and environment, we can no longer ignore the evidence of strong links between biology and behaviour.
Exploring how this could change the way we treat criminals in future, this revelatory book alters our understanding of our minds.