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My Life with Murderers: Behind Bars with the World’s Most Violent Men

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And in the background of Wilson's pitch-perfect central narrative, lies an accompanying account of a strained criminal justice system and the gradual disintegration of the rehabilitative ideal. An interesting perspective from Professor David Wilson who discusses his life as a prison governor and now as a criminologist. Author also dives into some subjects that I feel are not related to the book title at all (like his appearances on TV shows; seems bit shallow) or discussion about what qualifies as psychopathy.

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When I read a book I always have a pen handy to make a small x in the margin if I come across anything especially wonderful or funny, or, if things aren’t going so well, anything ridiculous, absurd, egregious or just gloriously awful. The title and the blurb suggests that it is about discussions with serial killers, but it isn't really, apart from a few passing mentions and short summaries.We and our partners use data for Personalised ads and content, ad and content measurement, audience insights and product development. Stars — This is exactly what you think it is, and I — For One — Am extremely grateful for that, because David Wilson is perhaps the true Prof of all things murder and crime so hearing his personal journey through the murky depths of psychopathic Rabbit Warrens is one I strapped in for whole-heartedly. The book is a bit biographical as well as full of investigation insights and a close up view, via pages of course, at criminals behind bars. With experiences unlike any other and an unparalleled knowledge of murder, David will discuss his fascinating and compelling study of human nature, delving into infamous as well as lesser-known true crime cases in an attempt to make sense out of the senseless.

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Without having read any of his previous novels, it’s clear that he has years of experience dealing with various psychopaths and murderers and knows their personalities inside and out. This book was very insightful and provided lots of informative on murderers, killers and psychopaths all while being easy to read and understand.Through David’s own thoughts and the conversations he has with these people, it in some ways opened my eyes and was fascinating learning about techniques they use in trying to uncover the truth. The advent of ‘tough on crime, tough on the causes of crime’ following the James Bulger case in the 90s resulted in him leaving the prison service to direct his energies elsewhere. He’s certainly not worried about getting on stage to talk to a Glasgow audience as part of his My Life with Murderers tour, which will come to The Old Fruitmarket on May 2.

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The 65,000 word manuscript that he’s written for the forthcoming release to follow-up this month’s publication, Murder At Home, has vanished from his computer. Sometimes he meets them in a tense interview in a cell; sometimes to share a cup of tea (or something a little stronger); or sometimes just to look them in the eye as he tells them that, yes, they really are a psychopath. Some of our partners may process your data as a part of their legitimate business interest without asking for consent. Open Library is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form.

Prior to taking up an academic appointment in 1997, David was a prison governor working at a variety of establishments in a number of different roles. He intersperses stories of notorious cases - from Denis Nilsen to the murder of James Bulger - to illustrate his themes which include the social nature of crime, and how the murderer is a product of society. But - as he says himself - the screw turned academic is something of a rare beast, and makes this a book worth reading. I’m really excited at the prospect of being able to share my academic and applied knowledge about murder in all its various and deadly guises,” he says. Professor David Wilson has spent his professional life working with violent men - especially men who have committed murder.

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Every now and then he would wake me to full attention by introducing one of the notorious crimes of modern Britain – Dennis Nilsen, the Dunblane massacre, the Ipswich prostitute murders, the Derek Bird rampage in Cumbria, and then talk about them with such sensible matter of factness and blandness that this book may as well have been a wallpaper catalogue. With experience unlike any other, David's story is a fascinating and compelling study of human nature. He spends some time discussing the murder of a teenage paper boy with the convicted Murderer Bert Spencer, who was suspected of killing the boy. If you would like to change your settings or withdraw consent at any time, the link to do so is in our privacy policy accessible from our home page.It certainly had me hotfooting it to get one of his books to find out more and I was every bit as fascinated about the work he does as well as the people who have committed the crimes. Aged twenty-nine he became, at that time, the UK's youngest ever prison Governor in charge of a jail and his career since then has seen him sat across a table with all sorts of killers: sometimes in a tense interview; sometimes sharing a cup of tea (or something a little stronger); sometimes looking them in the eye to tell them that they are a psychopath.

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