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Adrian Raine is the Richard Perry University Professor of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, and a leading authority on the biology of violence. After leaving secondary school to become an airline accountant, he abandoned his financial career and spent four years as a prison psychologist to understand why some individuals become violent psychopaths while others do not.

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The Anatomy of Violence
The Biological Roots of Crime
Written by Adrian Raine


Format: Trade Paperback, 496 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 11, 2014
Price: $17.95

A New Scientist Best Book of 2013

Why do some kids from good environments become mass murderers? Is there actually such a thing as a natural born killer? And, if so, what can we do to identify and treat those born with a predisposition to criminal behavior?

For more than three decades... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.

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The Anatomy of Violence
The Biological Roots of Crime
Written by Adrian Raine


Format: Hardcover, 496 pages
Publisher: Pantheon
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $35.00

Why do some innocent kids grow up to become cold-blooded serial killers? Is bad biology partly to blame? For more than three decades Adrian Raine has been researching the biological roots of violence and establishing neurocriminology, a new field that applies neuroscience techniques to investigate the causes and cures of crime... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a trade paperback.

The Anatomy of Violence
The Biological Roots of Crime
Written by Adrian Raine


Format: eBook, 528 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 30, 2013
Price: $13.99

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