Truman Capote's In Cold Blood Essay

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    falling apart of his Part Two argument that violent media causes real life violence. Regarding the myth KEEPING A GUN AT HOME IS POINTLESS ANYWAY, Beck mentions that Stephen King believes this point because Herbet Clutter from Truman Capote’s non-fiction book In Cold Blood owned a gun but was too shocked to use it. Beck then writes, “King is using just one example of a crime where having a gun might make a difference” (71). This implies that Beck believes King’s example is not valid because it…

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    In 1997 Adrian Raine conducted a study that focused on brain abnormalities in murderers that were shown by the use of positron emission tomography (PET). “The aim of his experiment was to see if murderers who pleaded not guilty by the reason of insanity (NGRI) showed signs of brain abnormalities with PET scans. Raine used 41 participants, 39 of which were male and 2 of which were females. The prisoner’s reasons for insanity varied. Six said they were schizophrenic, 23 said it was due to a head…

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