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Why They Kill: The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist
Why They Kill: The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist by Richard Rhodes 0375702482 9780375702488
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Why They Kill: The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist by Richard Rhodes

Richard Rhodes, Pulitzer Prize-winning author ofThe Making of the Atomic Bomb, brings his inimitable vision, exhaustive research, and mesmerizing prose to this timely book that dissects violence and offers new solutions to the age old problem of why people kill. Lonnie Athens was raised by a brutally domineering father.Defying all odds, Athens became a groundbreaking criminologist who turned his scholars eye to the problem of why people become violent.After a decade of interviewing several hundred violent convicts--men and women of varied background and ethnicity, he discovered violentization, the four-stage process by which almost any human being can evolve into someone who will assault, rape, or murder another human being.Why They Killis a riveting biography of Athens and a judicious critique of his seminal work, as well as an unflinching investigation into the history of violence.

Author: Richard Rhodes

Language: English

Edition: 1st Vintage Books Ed

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 384

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2000-10-10

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