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A Violent Heart

A Violent Heart


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About the Book

Why are some people violent and aggressive while others are not? Where do these negative emotions and actions come from? What can be done to prevent dangerous behavior? Drawing upon years of research and experience as a therapist, lecturer, and consultant to law enforcement and business, Moffatt presents a broad perspective on the psychological and sociological roots of aggression. Using both case studies and theoretical constructs from several different fields, this work provides an overview of the diverse mix of factors that create individuals with a propensity to resort to violence. Topics include domestic violence, the violent child, mass murder, terrorism, serial killing, murder for hire, and hate crimes. Moffatt also details the growing phenomena of road rage, air rage, and sports rage.

Avoiding complex psychological jargon, Moffatt helps the general reader to understand and easily apply these concepts. He also addresses intervention techniques and deterrents to criminal behavior, ranging from rehabilitation, to revised prison sentencing, to the death penalty. Stories of successful intervention and recovery round out the volume.


About the Author:

GREGORY K. MOFFATT has been a college professor for 19 years and a private practice therapist, specializing in children, since 1987. He has addressed hundreds of audiences, including law enforcement professionals, parenting groups, and schools on the topic of homicide risk assessment and regularly lectures at the FBI Academy at Quantico, Virginia. He is a Diplomat with the American College of Forensic Examiners. He writes a regular newspaper column addressing families and children and consults with businesses on violence risk assessment and prevention.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780275973360
  • Publisher: Praeger Publishers
  • Publisher Imprint: Praeger Publishers
  • Height: 241 mm
  • No of Pages: 264
  • Series Title: English
  • Weight: 557 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0275973360
  • Publisher Date: 30 May 2002
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: Y
  • Spine Width: 26 mm
  • Width: 161 mm


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