Violence by James Gilligan
Our Deadly Epidemic and Its Causes

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An eye-opening, revisionist analysis of the social and psychological roots of violence argues that violence should be approached as a problem in public health and preventative medicine, rather than one of biological or moral origins, and that shame is the common denominator that links violent perpetrators.
 

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Gilligan has been on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School since 1965, for 25 years directing the provision of psychiatric services to the Massachusetts prisons and prison mental hospital. He is president of the International Association of Forensic Psychotherapy.
 
Published February 1, 1996 by Diane Pub Co. 306 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships, Professional & Technical, Self Help. Non-fiction

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Gilligan (Center for the Study of Violence/Harvard Medical School) zeroes in on the pitch-black emptiness within America's murderers before inexplicably letting his target move out of focus.

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""Violence reveals the tragic flaw of civilization,"" says the director of the Center for the Study of Violence at the Harvard Medical School in this important work.

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PW gave a starred review to this study by the Harvard Medical School professor and former director of a hospital for the criminally insane.

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