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The Dark Side of the Mind: True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist

Kerry Daynes

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Criminal or forensic psychology

An eye-opening insight into life as a forensic psychologist.

'For those of us who play by the rule book, few things are more fascinating and rankling than those who choose to tear it apart. Some of the stories I tell here are heart-breaking, others enraging and some plain weird but what connects them is the insight they give us into the human condition.'

Kerry Daynes has worked with some of the most complex and challenging criminals in prisons and secure hospitals as well as the victims of crime. A large part of her day job is spent delving into the psyche of convicted men and women to try to understand what lies behind their actions and how to set them on the path to becoming law-abiding citizens.

Welcome to the life of a forensic psychologist. No two days are the same. The people you work with are wildly unpredictable, sometimes frightening and often deeply frustrating. Drawing on her case files from the frontline, THE DARK SIDE OF THE MIND offers readers an unforgettable insight into the psychological causes of some of the most extreme forms of human behaviour, and what the treatment and incarceration of those who transgress says about society.

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Kerry Daynes

Kerry Daynes is a Forensic Psychologist. She runs her own private psychology practice and works with her team of psychologists and psychotherapists for a variety of agencies, including making contributions to major police investigations. An average week can involve working with everything from shoplifters and stressed out parents to serial killers. She also acts as an expert witness in Criminal Court proceedings. She has worked with some of Britain's most complex criminals in prison and community settings. Kerry regularly makes expert comments for TV and radio, including appearing in the Sky series 'Killing Mum and Dad' and the Channel 4 'Mania' series. She presented 'The Making of a Monster' series for the Crime and Investigation Channel in 2008, examining the background of notorious killers. Find out more information on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/psychoinyourlife

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