The Dark Side of the Mind: True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist (Paperback)Kerry Daynes (author)
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'Kerry Daynes delves into the minds of psychopaths in a fascinating memoir.' Katya Edwards, Daily Mail
'Daynes offers fascinating insights into what makes criminals tick and how they might be more effectively treated. Her book is funny, wise and thoroughly gripping.' Jake Kerridge, writer and critic
'Grimly fascinating - a timely and gripping exploration of mental health issues in the criminal justice system from an author intimately acquainted with its dark heart.' Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
'Kerry Daynes writes with knowledgeable insight on a side of people - and the criminal system that purports to treat them - that many would prefer to leave alone. The humour and psychological skills that have enabled her survival shine through.' Jessica Fellowes, author of The Mitford Murders
Welcome to the world of the forensic psychologist, where the people you meet are wildly unpredictable and often frightening.
The job: to delve into the psyche of convicted men and women to try to understand what lies behind their often brutal actions.
Follow in the footsteps of Kerry Daynes, one of the most sought-after forensic psychologists in the business and consultant on major police investigations.
Kerry's job has taken her to the cells of maximum-security prisons, police interview rooms, the wards of secure hospitals and the witness box of the court room.
Her work has helped solve a cold case, convict the guilty and prevent a vicious attack.
Spending every moment of your life staring into the darker side of life comes with a price. Kerry's frank memoir gives an unforgettable insight into the personal and professional dangers in store for a female psychologist working with some of the most disturbing men and women.
If you enjoyed Unnatural Causes, When the Dogs Don't Bark and Prison Doctor you'll love Kerry's gripping account of her experience as a forensic psychologist.
Publisher: Octopus Publishing Group
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 280 g
Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 30 mm
Kerry Daynes writes with knowledgeable insight, lending her personal and professional experience to a side of people - and the criminal system that purports to treat them - that many would prefer to leave alone. The humour and psychological skills that have enabled her survival shine through, showing us not only the desperate need for a humane response to crime and criminals but also how urgently the governance around them must be rehabilitated. * Jessica Fellowes, author of The Mitford Murders *
A most complete account of the experience of working with others as a forensic psychologist. It's written with compassion and the unavoidable self-discovery of professional and personal development . A powerful book that would be useful to anyone who regularly encounters other people in their lives. * Dr Emma Short, Director of the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research *
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