Lois Presser

Why We Harm

Presser scrutinizes accounts of acts as diverse as genocide, environmental degradation, war, torture, terrorism, homicide, rape, and meat-eating in order to develop an original theoretical framework with which to consider harmful actions and their causes.

Been a Heavy Life: Stories of Violent Men

Author: Lois Presser
In this groundbreaking work, Presser investigates the life stories of men who have perpetrated violence. She applies insights from across the academy to in-depth interviews with men who shared their accounts of how they became the people we most fear — those who rape, murder, assault, and rob, often repeatedly.