Michael H. Stone MD, Gary Brucato PhD – The New Evil


A chilling follow-up to the popular true-crime book The Anatomy of Evil.

Revisiting Dr. Michael Stone’s groundbreaking 22-level Gradations of Evil Scale, a hierarchy of evil behavior first introduced in the book The Anatomy of Evil, Stone and Dr. Gary Brucato, a fellow violence and serious psychopathology expert, here provide even more detail, using dozens of cases to exemplify the categories along the continuum. The New Evil also presents compelling evidence that, since a cultural tipping-point in the 1960s, certain types of violent crime have emerged that in earlier decades never or very rarely occurred.

The authors examine the biological and psychiatric factors behind serial killing, serial rape, torture, mass and spree murders, and other severe forms of violence. They persuasively argue that, in at least some cases, a collapse of moral faculties contributes to the commission of such heinous crimes, such that “evil” should be considered not only a valid area of inquiry, but, in our current cultural climate, an imperative one. They consider the effects of new technologies and sociological, cultural, and historical factors since the 1960s that may have set the stage for “the new evil.”

Author: Michael H. Stone MD, Gary Brucato PhD
Narrator: Charles Constant
Duration: 18 hours 25 minutes
Released: 19 May 2003
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Language: English

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Dr Stone and Dr Brucato provide an analysis of crime that avoids simple explanation and gets into detail with encyclopedic knowledge of crime. Their analysis reveals that changes such as modern artist uses toward gender, the rise of moral relativism play a role in shaping modern crime. They explains why crimes they designate The New Evil are indeed new. Not being seen prior to the 1960s. While this can only give an understanding, my hope is it will be used in a more professional setting one day.