Base Instincts by Jonathan H. Pincus
What Makes Killers Kill?

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Neurologist Jonathan Pincus probes into the lives of numerous serial killers and other violent criminals to find out what triggers the violent instinct. Working with forensic psychologist Dorothy Lewis, he investigates their family backgrounds and medical history, discovering that virtually all the murderers themselves suffered severe abuse as children, which permanently damaged their developing brains. In these stories, Dr. Pincus finds that violent criminal behaviour cannot be solely attributed to genetics - rather, it is the catastrophic product of a brain that may be born predisposed to violence coupled with an abusive environment. Focusing on these critical factors, how can we identify potentially violent persons from a young age before the damage becomes irrevocable? How can we rehabilitate violent criminals and at the same time safeguard against their committing future crimes?
 

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Jonathan H. Pincus is chairman emeritus of Georgetown University's Department of Neurology & the author of numerous texts on neurology.
 
Published January 30, 2001 by Diane Pub Co. 239 pages
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Pincus explores the biological, psychological and social influences at work within the minds of contemporary murderers in this collection of case studies. Chairman emeritus of Georgetown University

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Pincus explores the biological, psychological and social influences at work within the minds of contemporary murderers in this collection of case studies.

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