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Creating a Monster Like Magnotta

We’re all shocked that anyone, especially somebody born in Toronto, could murder and dismember his helpless victim, a Chinese foreign student studying at Concordia University. Worse still, Magnotta videoed the whole thing. He wanted us all to see what he had done. He was desperate for attention and notoriety.

One of the best books I know on male violence is Dr. James Gilligan’s Violence: Reflections on a National Epidemic. Dr. Gilligan was the psychiatrist in charge of the most violent prisoners in the USA. He used the prison as his laboratory to study human violence. Here’s what he found. Read more