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At the heart of countless crimes lie the mysteries of the human mind. In this eye-opening book, Dr. Cheryl Paradis draws back the curtain on the fascinating world of forensic psychology, and revisits the most notorious and puzzling cases she has handled in her multifaceted career. 

Her riveting, sometimes shocking stories reveal the crucial and often surprising role forensic psychology plays in the pursuit of justice - in which the accused may truly believe their own bizarre lies, creating a world that pushes them into committing horrific, violent crimes. 

Join Dr. Paradis in a stark concrete cell with the indicted as she takes on the daunting task of mapping the suspect's madness or exposing it as fakery. Take a front-row seat in a tense, packed courtroom, where her testimony can determine an individual's fate - or if justice will be truly served.

©2010 Cheryl Paradis (P)2019 Tantor

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Compelling

I flew through this book - the 8 or so hours zipped by. Fascinating case notes and a real genuine insight into the work of a forensic psychologist. The chapter on malingering was particularly engaging. Worth noting also that the narrator nailed the performance.

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I found this book a little dull, lacking in energy and commitment. I couldn't seem to find any depth to the book, just sterile anecdotes that didn't hold my attention. Sorry to be negative, but there are many many books on this subject that are much more memorable.

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very interesting

I loveed this book! couldn't stop listening! I've recommended it to everyone in my uni year.

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  • Shyanne Aldis
  • 18-12-20

A Real and Informative Perspective!

Whether you are looking for more information about working cases as a forensic psychologist or just enjoy learning about crime in general, this is a very good read. Dr. Paradis definitely helps the reader to understand more about the insanity defense and why it may or may not be used. Sometimes I find it difficult to find books that are real without being super sensational about the crimes and the individuals responsible. I also think Callie Beaulieu did a good job serving as the narrator and reflecting Dr. Paradis's story accurately.

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  • christopher fryrear
  • 21-09-19

Great insight into forensic psychology

love the book! It gave me a good sense of what I am getting myself into as a psychology student hoping to enter the forensic field.