Violence: Reflections on our deadliest epidemic

Author(s) : James Gilligan

Violence: Reflections on our deadliest epidemic

Book Details

  • Publisher : Jessica Kingsley
  • Published : 1999
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
  • Category 2 :
    Trauma and Violence
  • Catalogue No : 9237
  • ISBN 13 : 9781853028427
  • ISBN 10 : 1853028428
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This work lays the foundation for a complete rethinking of the nature and meaning of violence in society. The author reveals the motives of men who commit violent crimes and men who not only kill other people, but also destroy themselves rather than suffer shame and loss of self-respect. He focuses on how feelings of shame cause violent behaviour, and argues that the present punitive legal and penal systems perpetuate such behaviour. 306 pages.

About the Author(s)

James Gilligan, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, NYU, wrote Violence, Preventing Violence, Why Some Politicians Are More Dangerous Than Others, a Times Literary Supplement Book of the Year, and co-authored The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump, a New York Times best-seller. His advice has been sought by President Clinton, Tony Blair, Kofi Annan, the World Health Organization, and the World Court.

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