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Murderous minds : exploring the criminal psychopathic brain : neurological imaging and the manifestation of evil

Haycock, Dean A. (Author).

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Kirtland Community College Library RC 555 .H39 2015 30775305543614 General Collection Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781605986951
  • ISBN: 160598695X
  • Physical Description: print
    xvii, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) 21 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books paperback edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books 2015.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-218) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Foreword / Charles C. Ouimet -- Who would do something like this? -- Kunlangeta, psychopaths and sociopaths: Does the label matter? -- What does brain imaging see? -- A problem just behind the forehead -- Troubling developments and genes -- Back again? Predicting bad behavior -- Missing fear and empathy -- Successful, unsuccessful, and other types of psychopaths -- Could you become a psychopath? -- Could your child be a budding psychopath? -- Why do we have to deal with these people? Explaining criminal psychopaths to juries and Darwinists -- Epilogue: A little "big science."
Summary, etc.: How many times have you seen a murder on the news or on a TV show like CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, and said to yourself, "How could someone do something like that?" Today, neuroscientists are imaging, mapping, testing and dissecting the source of the worst behavior imaginable in the brains of the people who lack a conscience: psychopaths. Neuroscientist Dean Haycock examines the behavior of real life psychopaths and discusses how their actions can be explained in scientific terms, from research that literally looks inside their brains to understanding how psychopaths, without empathy but very goal-oriented, think and act the way they do. Some don't commit crimes at all, but rather make use of their skills in the boardroom. But what does this mean for lawyers, judges, psychiatrists, victims and readers -- for anyone who has ever wondered how some people can be so bad. Could your nine-year-old be a psychopath? What about your co-worker? The ability to recognize psychopaths using the scientific method has vast implications for society, and yet is still loaded with consequences.
Subject: Psychology, Pathological
Antisocial personality disorders
Brain Physiology
Criminal behavior
Criminal psychology
Forensic neurology
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