Violence: The Inner Circle

"I'm going to approach you now," said Psychiatrist Augustus F. Kinzel to his subject, who stood eight feet away at the center of a bare room. "Tell me to stop when you think I'm too close." He moved forward a pace. "Here?" Another step. "Here?" The subject, an inmate of the U.S. Medical Center for Federal Prisoners in Springfield, Mo., and a man with a long history of violence, shook his head. But as Kinzel continued his advance, the prisoner's hands clenched into fists and he backed off, like someone gearing for attack. It was almost as if he...

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