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The Devil You Know: Encounters in Forensic Psychiatry

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ISBN: 9780571357628
AuthorAdshead, Gwen
Pub Date30/06/2022
BindingPaperback
Pages400
CountryGBR
Dewey155.232
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Quick overview 'Exceptional.' VAL McDERMID 'Gripping . Whatever her patient's crime - serial homicide, stalking, arson - she helps them to better know their minds. The Devil You Know speaks to our shared humanity and makes the case for compassion over condemnation, empathy over fear. 'Urgent and invaluable.' DAVID LAMMY 'Remarkable .
€10.51

A SUNDAY TIMES, NEW STATESMAN & IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION

A perspective-shattering work into the minds of violent criminals that reveals profound consequences for human nature and society at large.

*INCLUDES A NEW CHAPTER*

'Brilliant . . . The book is a powerful myth buster. Name a sterotype about violent offenders and Adshead upends it.'
SUNDAY TIMES

'Deeply moving . . . the most overwhelming feeling I had on finishing this book was of hope . . . Compassionate and fascinating.'
GUARDIAN

Dr Gwen Adshead is one of Britain's leading forensic psychiatrists. She treats serial killers, arsonists, stalkers, gang members and other individuals who are usually labelled 'monsters'. Whatever their crime, she listens to their stories and helps them to better understand their terrible acts of violence. Here Adshead invites the reader to step with her into the room to meet twelve patients and discover how minds can change. These men and women are revealed in all their complexity and shared humanity. Their stories make a powerful case for rehabilitation over revenge, compassion over condemnation. The Devil You Know will challenge everything you thought you knew about human nature.

'An unmissable book.' OBSERVER

'Adshead's compassion is almost as shocking as the offences themselves . . . it gives her distance and extraordinary insight.'
THE TIMES, Books of the Year

'The Devil You Know has permanently recalibrated my empathy dial.'
NEW STATESMAN, Books of the Year

'Deeply humane.'
IRISH TIMES, Books of the Year

'Exceptional.' VAL McDERMID
'Extraodinary.' SEBASTIAN FAULKS
'Gripping . . . ulitmately enlightening.' PHILIPPE SANDS
'Fascinating and beautifully written.' CHRISTINE WATSON

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A SUNDAY TIMES, NEW STATESMAN & IRISH TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR
SHORTLISTED FOR THE CRIME WRITERS ASSOCIATION GOLD DAGGER FOR NON-FICTION

A perspective-shattering work into the minds of violent criminals that reveals profound consequences for human nature and society at large.

*INCLUDES A NEW CHAPTER*

'Brilliant . . . The book is a powerful myth buster. Name a sterotype about violent offenders and Adshead upends it.'
SUNDAY TIMES

'Deeply moving . . . the most overwhelming feeling I had on finishing this book was of hope . . . Compassionate and fascinating.'
GUARDIAN

Dr Gwen Adshead is one of Britain's leading forensic psychiatrists. She treats serial killers, arsonists, stalkers, gang members and other individuals who are usually labelled 'monsters'. Whatever their crime, she listens to their stories and helps them to better understand their terrible acts of violence. Here Adshead invites the reader to step with her into the room to meet twelve patients and discover how minds can change. These men and women are revealed in all their complexity and shared humanity. Their stories make a powerful case for rehabilitation over revenge, compassion over condemnation. The Devil You Know will challenge everything you thought you knew about human nature.

'An unmissable book.' OBSERVER

'Adshead's compassion is almost as shocking as the offences themselves . . . it gives her distance and extraordinary insight.'
THE TIMES, Books of the Year

'The Devil You Know has permanently recalibrated my empathy dial.'
NEW STATESMAN, Books of the Year

'Deeply humane.'
IRISH TIMES, Books of the Year

'Exceptional.' VAL McDERMID
'Extraodinary.' SEBASTIAN FAULKS
'Gripping . . . ulitmately enlightening.' PHILIPPE SANDS
'Fascinating and beautifully written.' CHRISTINE WATSON

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