Review: The Anatomy of Violence by Adrian Raine

The Anatomy of Violence: The Biological Roots of Crime by Adrian Raine
The Times, 15 June 2013

‘Raine makes a powerful plea for considering violence to be seen as a disease, and uses the analogy of how in the pre-modern era infectious diseases were seen as having a moral cause whereas now we know they have a bacterial one. Punishment should be justified more on the grounds of deterrence and public safety than on retribution … profoundly thought-provoking.’

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