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Author: James Gilligan

ISBN: 9781853028427
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 17 August 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6 x 1.7
'James Gilligan has written a stunning book about violence. As a psychiatrist who has spent twenty-five years of his professional life treating men who committed murder, Gilligan draws poignantly on his work with prisoners to help us understand what motivates desperate men. In the end, he offers a compelling psychoanalytic explanation of violence while calling on society to take social, economic and cultural measures to help prevent the 'deadly epidemic' from spreading.' - Judith Friedlander, PhD., Dean of the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science, New School for Social Research 'Dr. Gilligan offers a personal and passionate summing up of his decades of empathic clinical work with men who have committed horrible crimes, and he succeeds in deepening our understanding of their inner lives, the dark world of prisons they inhabit, and the violence that pervades...society.' - Donald J. Cohen, M.D., Director, Yale Child Study Center '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 'Important and absorbing...

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