Why They Kill : The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist
Why They Kill The Discoveries of a Maverick Criminologist Author:Richard Rhodes Lonnie Athens was raised by a brutally domineering father. Defying all odds, Athens became a groundbreaking criminologist who turned his scholar's 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 discove... more »red "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 Kill is a riveting biography of Athens and a judicious critique of his seminal work, as well as an unflinching investigation into the history of violence.« less
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I almost didn't post this book because I liked it so much. Come to this book with an open mind, through away the text book psychology reasons for violence and see it through Richard Rhodes eyes. I think you'll be convinced at what he learned in his study of violence.