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Listening to killers : lessons learned from my twenty years as a psychological expert witness in murder cases

Author: James Garbarino
Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Listening to Killers offers an inside look at twenty years' worth of murder files from Dr. James Garbarino, a leading expert psychological witness who listens to killers so that he can testify in court. The author offers detailed accounts of how killers travel a path that leads from childhood innocence to lethal violence in adolescence or adulthood. He places the emotional and moral damage of each individual killer  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Garbarino
ISBN: 9780520282865 0520282868 9780520282872 0520282876
OCLC Number: 884315766
Description: x, 296 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : becoming an expert witness --
The concept of choice in the criminal justice system --
Keeping killers inside our circle of caring --
Moral damage: growing up with a war zone mentality --
Emotional damage: the consequences of unresolved trauma --
"If you're old enough to do the crime, you're old enough to do the time" --
Tales of rehabilitation, transformation, and redemption --
Guns don't kill people--
people with guns kill people --
Making sense of the senseless: understanding and preventing killing in America.
Responsibility: James Garbarino.

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Offers accounts of how killers travel a path that leads from childhood innocence to lethal violence in adolescence or adulthood. This book places the emotional and moral damage of each individual  Read more...
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"This book should become the definitive text on the subject." - STARRED REVIEW Library Journal "Garbarino's knowledge, compassion, insight, and unmatched experience provide us with an amazing Read more...

 
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