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Violence : a Reflection on the National Epidemic - James Gilligan


a Reflection on the National Epidemic

Paperback Published: 1st May 1997
ISBN: 9780679779124
Number Of Pages: 306

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Drawing on firsthand experience as a prison psychiatrist, his own family history, and literature, Gilligan unveils the motives of men who commit horrifying crimes, men who will not only kill others but destroy themselves rather than suffer a loss of self-respect. With devastating clarity, Gilligan traces the role that shame plays in the etiology of murder and explains why our present penal system only exacerbates it. Brilliantly argued, harrowing in its portraits of the walking dead, Violence should be read by anyone concerned with this national epidemic and its widespread consequences.

" Extraordinary. Gilligan's recommendations concerning what does work to prevent violence...are extremely convincing...A wise and careful, enormously instructive book." --Owen Renik, M.D., editor, Psychoanalytic Quarterly

ISBN: 9780679779124
ISBN-10: 0679779124
Series: Vintage
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 306
Published: 1st May 1997
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.34  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25

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