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What Have We Learned About Violence and How Can That Knowledge Help Us Prevent It?

6 March 2014

Wilfed and Jules Kramer Law Building, UCT

 

''If you want to stimulate violence, the single most effective way to do it is to shame somebody.'' James Gilligan

The guest speaker, Professor James Gilligan is a psychiatrist who has specialised in studying the causes and prevention of violence at the Harvard Medical School. During this lecture he drew on his experience as a clinician, administrator and consultant, in exploring the causes and prevention of violence in the U.S. and other countries. He summarised a general theory of the causes and prevention of violent behaviour, from homicide and suicide to war and genocide; understood as a problem in public health and preventative medicine.

 

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