28 July 2000
Vol 289, Issue 5479

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COVER Murder rates are down in the United States, but violent crime still continues to inflict a heavy toll on society. What preys on the minds of violent individuals, compelling them to harm others? A special section beginning on page 569 probes the biological and psychological roots of violence and reviews the strategies being tested for preventing people from injuring others or themselves. [Illustration: Daniel Mackie/Digital Vision]