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Making Evil

The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side

Dr Julia Shaw



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04 March 2019
Why do we think and do evil? What can science teach us about why humans do bad things? And what do our reactions to deviance teach us about ourselves?

Drawing together science, psychology and philosophy, Julia Shaw unlocks the intricacies of the world of criminal psychology. Grappling with thorny dilemmas from 'Would I kill baby Hitler?' to 'Why do I want to murder my spouse?', Making Evil will give you a better understanding of the world, yourself, and your Google search history.

Original, fresh and rigorous, Making Evil shines a searching light into the darker corners of the human psyche, illuminating a modern science of evil.
By:   Dr Julia Shaw
Imprint:   Canongate
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   Export/Airside - Export/Airside/Ireland
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 135mm,  Spine: 23mm
Weight:   336g
ISBN:   9781786893710
ISBN 10:   1786893711
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   04 March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Out of Print

Julia Shaw is a scientist in the Department of Psychology at University College London (UCL). Her academic work, teaching, and role as an expert witness focus on different ways of understanding criminal behaviour. Dr Shaw consults as an expert on criminal cases, delivers police-training and military workshops, and has evaluated offender diversion programs. Her work has been featured in outlets such as The Times, Telegraph, Daily Mail, New York Magazine, Discovery Channel, the BBC, CNN World, Der Spiegel, Russia Today and NPR. drjuliashaw.com | @drjuliashaw

Reviews for Making Evil: The Science Behind Humanity's Dark Side

A spryly paced, fun and sometimes frightening exploration * * Pacific Standard * * Truly fascinating -- BBC Radio 2 Illuminating and illustrative * * Tablet * *

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