The Anatomy of Violence

Criminologist Believes Violent Behavior Is Biological
April 30, 2013
http://www.npr.org/2013/05/01/180096559/criminologist-believes-violent-behavior-is-biological

On reconciling the victim part of him with the criminologist part of him
“I’m a Jekyll and Hyde. So there’s a Dr. Jekyll inside of me that’s done the research, seen these risk factors, done longitudinal studies, documented these early risk factors beyond the individual’s control that moves them into a criminal way of life, and that Dr. Jekyll is saying, ‘You know, you can’t ignore this. You can’t turn a blind eye to the biology of violence and the social factors, too.’ But there’s a Mr. Hyde inside of me ranting and raving and saying, ‘Look, I don’t want sob stories. I don’t want excuses. There’s a cause for all behavior. We can always find a cause for behavior. … It comes from the brain: So what? We found the cause. OK, great.’

related:
https://franzcalvo.wordpress.com/2013/02/01/giffords-tells-senate-panel-on-gun-violence-we-must-do-something-audio

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