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The Measure of Madness

Inside the Disturbed and Disturbing Criminal Mind
Narrated by: Callie Beaulieu
Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
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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.

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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.