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Violence. Reflections on a National Epidemic

Category: Current Events


Copyright/published Year: 1996 by Vintage


ISBN: 0679779124


Binding: trade pap


Description:
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.


This is a used book in Very good condition.


Additional condition description

1996 trade paperback. Clean and unmarked copy. Minimal wear to covers. Sound, square binding with no noticed crease marks on the spine.


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