My life with Murderers is a semi biographical book, a book of memoirs by renowned criminologist Professor David Wilson, a one-time Guv’nor at a number of prisons, including the notorious Wormwood Scrubs.
In it he muses on some of his encounters and he reflects on his understanding and the classification of murderers; discussing spree and serial murderers and hitmen in depth, and the various personality types and social circumstances that could possibly responsible for such horrible acts.
Prof.Dave is an expert in the ‘Screw-Turned-Academic’ field, but what I liked about him is that he’s not hiding the fact that he sometimes gets it wrong!
One of my favourite parts is where the Prof. Recounts a meeting with Denis Nilsen , in a room, a cell I suppose, that’s painted in pink and grey in order to create a ‘feeling of tranquility’ yet where he has arranged the furniture against the wall in order to make a quick getaway, clearly noting the panic button, under the desk, within easy reach!
It’s an honest book that will leave you with better insight into the world of criminology and evidence based practises as well as questioning whether a naked Charles Manson could actually stab a prison guard with his moustache as well as Googling where the nearest Furries convention could be!
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did.
Lots of love Loz!
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