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Killer instinct : having a mind for murder

Author: Donald Grant
Publisher: Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant asks, what is it about murder that fascinates us? Is it the chill whisper of fear reminding us we too can kill? Grant describes ten true murder cases, each with unique triggers. For most of us, murder is an arm's length experience, close enough to frighten and fascinate yet far enough not to traumatise. For those directly affected, murder can be scarring. Our restless chatter about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald Grant
ISBN: 9780522873597 0522873596
OCLC Number: 1022077966
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xix, 219 pages . ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Donald Grant.

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Forensic psychiatrist Donald Grant asks, what is it about murder that fascinates us? Is it the chill whisper of fear reminding us we too can kill? Grant describes ten true murder cases, each with unique triggers. For most of us, murder is an arm's length experience, close enough to frighten and fascinate yet far enough not to traumatise. For those directly affected, murder can be scarring. Our restless chatter about murder, our state of heightened alert, our endless appetite for news, may all just be play therapy, reassuring us that our own killer instincts are under control.

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