ABSTRACT

This book draws on findings from psychology, neurology, and genetics, to offer a multi-dimensional analysis of criminal behavior. It explores the biological bases of emotions such as aggression, anger, and hostility and how they-- combined with social psychological influences, such as family history and environmental conditions-- may lead to violence. Specific case studies, including serial killings, mass murders, family violence, cannibalism, and hitmen, are referenced throughout, providing real-world examples of these theories in action. Issues of free will and the law are discussed as well as suggestions for curbing violent behavior.

chapter 1|18 pages

Understanding Violence

ByFeggy Ostrosky, Alfredo Ardila

chapter 2|11 pages

The Brain and Emotions

ByFeggy Ostrosky, Alfredo Ardila

chapter 3|22 pages

The Origins of Violence

ByFeggy Ostrosky, Alfredo Ardila

chapter 4|16 pages

Psychopathy

ByFeggy Ostrosky, Alfredo Ardila

chapter 5|18 pages

Serial Killers

ByFeggy Ostrosky, Alfredo Ardila

chapter 6|10 pages

Mass Murderers

ByFeggy Ostrosky, Alfredo Ardila

chapter 7|9 pages

Cannibalism

ByFeggy Ostrosky, Alfredo Ardila

chapter 8|8 pages

Mexican Hitmen

ByFeggy Ostrosky, Alfredo Ardila

chapter 9|20 pages

Paramilitarism in Colombia

ByFernando Díaz Colorado

chapter 10|6 pages

Conclusions

ByFeggy Ostrosky, Alfredo Ardila