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Dangerous Minds

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529392937

Price: £12.99

ON SALE: 26th May 2022

Genre: Society & Social Sciences

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Exceptional . . . This thoughtful and engrossing book is as much about law as it is about minds’ THE TIMES

What drives someone to commit murder?

What makes some people lash out on those that they love?

Can we predict whether a child will grow into a violent adult, and what can we do to prevent it?

These are just some of the questions that forensic psychiatrist Dr Taj Nathan interrogates every day in his work with violent offenders. Stories about violent or deviant behaviour are the subject of sensational headlines or inflated dramatic portrayals, but infinitely more complex and intriguing are the real people behind labels like ‘psychopath’, ‘sex offender’ or ‘serial killer’.

Taking us from secure hospital wards to high-security prisons to courtrooms, Dangerous Minds offers compelling and deeply compassionate accounts of ten people whose lives have been shaped by violence. From the impact of traumatic events in childhood to the evolutionary and cultural influences on the emergence of the social mind, this book is an insider’s account of the origins of violence that asks its readers to re-evaluate all that they think they know about the people society deems most dangerous.

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The Times
'An eye-opening journey into dangerous minds [that] explores what drives people to commit reprehensible acts . . . Thoughtful and engrossing'
The Times
'A unique text in explaining to a lay readership what a forensic psychiatrist does - clinical and medicolegal, and within the clinical hospital and prison work . . . A great service to the profession and to the public'
Professor Keith Rix, Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Visiting Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, Mental Health and Intellectual Disability Lead, Faculty of Forensic and Legal Medicine of the Royal College of Physicians
'Not only a fascinating read but it was one of the most compassionate, thoughtful and thought-provoking books I have read in a long time'
Kristina Reed, Barrister