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Day 67: Something to preserve from the pages of treasure : 3 (Raine)


Of course, this is not the cover for the book.
I wanted to keep the picture fun and interesting! Tom & Jerry does it :)
Picture Courtesy: Google Images
Book Title: The Anatomy of Violence - The Biological Roots of Crime
Author: Adrian Raine
Publisher: Vintage Books-Random Book House, Inc. New York
Edition: 1st ed. (2013)
Genre: Non-Fiction
Status: Half-way through it. Started it long back and haven't continued it after I read it initially.
Where/How: Personal Copy
Quote: Page 14, Looking after the number one- cheating game Paragraph -2nd para (line 1)

In evolutionary terms, the human capacity for antisocial and violent behavior wasn't a random occurrence. 

This is a book I picked up for my 'A'. Adrian Raine is a psychologist (also had some experience teaching criminology and psychiatry). As I have not completed reading this book, yet, I am not able to say much about the book. However, after reading the first four chapters, I have to say, it is not an easy read. As a psychologist, he has made use of his experience and research interest to connect the social, psychological and biological side to violence among humans. He has tried to bring in neuroscience aspect to it. I am not sure of how many studies are there in this area. From among the few chapters that I read, there is a mix of surprise elements and common knowledge in the book. I am not sure if I would rate it very high, yet. But the book surely needs a lot of time and commitment to read. And that is totally hard to do now. So, hope to complete it soon! {I have picked a quote from the first few chapters that I completed. As it is all about murderers in the first few chapters, I am keeping the lines short to just one :) and that line actually sums up the very important concept of why this book exists}.
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