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Behind the Gates of Gomorrah

by Stephen Seager Gallery Books (September 16, 2014)

A darker twist on Orange is the New Black, this true insider's account delivers an eye-opening look into the nation?s largest state-run forensic hospital, a facility that houses the real-life Hannibal Lecters...

Hearts of Darkness

by John Liebert & William J. Birnes Skyhorse (May 06, 2014)

From Sandy Hook, Connecticut, to Aurora, Colorado, to Tucson, Arizona, this nation has been racked from coast to coast with mass shootings perpetrated by criminals with sick minds. Authors Dr. Liebert and Dr....

Sexual Homicide: Patterns and Motives

by John E. Douglas, Ann W. Burgess & Robert K. Ressler Free Press (June 30, 2008)

Who are the men committing the rising number of serial homicides in the U.S. -- and why do they kill? The increase in these violent crimes over the past decade has created an urgent need for more and better...

Art on Trial: Art Therapy in Capital Murder Cases

by David E. Gussak Columbia University Press (May 28, 2013)

A man kidnaps his two children, murders one, and attempts to kill the other. The prosecution seeks the death penalty, while the defense employs an unusual strategy to avoid the sentence. The defendant’s attorneys...

Forensic Music Therapy: A Treatment for Men and Women in Secure Hospital Settings

by Stella Compton-Dickinson, John Adlam, Helen Odell-Miller & John Adlam et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (October 15, 2012)

This book demonstrates diverse approaches from music therapy teams working in secure settings. Case studies provide evidence for the use of music therapy with a variety of client groups including adult and adolescent...

To Know A Fallen Angel: Understanding the Mind of a Sexual Predator

by Bernard Amador (March 19, 2013)

To Know A Fallen Angel is a coming of age story about a boy who tries not to become a sexual predator. Based on a true story, it is serious yet inspirational. The main theme is the ability to triumph over the...

Professional and Therapeutic Boundaries in Forensic Mental Health Practice

by Gillian Kelly, Anne Aiyegbusi & Gwen Adshead Jessica Kingsley Publishers (July 15, 2012)

For clinicians who work therapeutically with clients in forensic settings, the capacity to maintain boundaries is critical to safety as well as good treatment outcomes. The contributors to this multi-disciplinary...

The Therapeutic Milieu Under Fire: Security and Insecurity in Forensic Mental Health

by John , Adlam, Christopher, Scanlon, Christopher Scanlon & Anne, Aiyegbusi et al. Jessica Kingsley Publishers (June 15, 2012)

This groundbreaking book explores the psychodynamics and socio-politics of the forensic therapeutic milieu. Contributors describe the ethical, intellectual and emotional challenges of their work, providing readers...

Inside the Mind of Casey Anthony

by Keith Russell Md Ablow & Henry Leyva Macmillan Audio (November 21, 2011)

The trial of twenty-five year old Casey Anthony for the death of her daughter Caylee was the most sensational case in America since O.J. Simpson's?with a verdict every bit as stunning. After being acquitted...

A View from the Jury Box

by Carol W. Hazelwood (November 11, 2012)

A View from the Jury Box is a journalistic approach to the long and complicated trial of Ron Blaney Jr., a deaf mute, who was accused of murdering and torturing his deaf girlfriend and her mother. The author,...

A Cold-Blooded Business

by Marek Fuchs Skyhorse (January 07, 2014)

In 1959, Olathe, Kansas, was made famous by the murder of the Clutter family and Truman Capote?s groundbreaking book on the crime, In Cold Blood. But fewer know that Olathe achieved notoriety again in 1982,...

Blood in the Soil

by Carole Townsend Skyhorse (April 12, 2016)

Blood in the Soil is the first book about the investigation into the shooting of Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt and his country attorney in Gwinnett County, Georgia, in 1978. But this book is not primarily...

An End to Murder

by Colin Wilson & Damon Wilson Skyhorse (November 17, 2015)

Human beings have always been cruel, savage, and murderous. Is that all about to change?

Human history can be seen as a catalog of coldhearted murders, mindless blood feuds, appalling massacres, and devastating...

Why We Love Serial Killers

by Scott Bonn & Diane Dimond Skyhorse (October 28, 2014)

For decades now, serial killers have taken center stage in the news and entertainment media. The coverage of real-life murderers such as Ted Bundy and Jeffrey Dahmer has transformed them into ghoulish celebrities....

Treating Sex Offenders: An Evidence-Based Manual

by Jill D. Stinson & Judith V. Becker The Guilford Press (October 18, 2012)

This structured yet flexible manual presents an innovative group treatment approach that targets deficits in self-regulation—a central problem for sex offenders. Safe Offender Strategies (SOS) comprises 10...

The Mystery of the Lone Wolf Killer

by Unni Turrettini Pegasus Crime (November 15, 2015)

For the first time, the life and mind of Anders Behring Breivik, the most unexpected of mass murderers, is examined and set in the context of wider criminal psychology.

*Winner of the 2016 Silver Falchion Award for Best...


by Juan Martinez & Patrick Lawlor HarperAudio (February 16, 2016)

Juan Martinez, the fiery prosecutor who convicted notorious murderess Jodi Arias for the disturbing killing of Travis Alexander, speaks for the first time about the shocking investigation and sensational trial...

Psychological Science and the Law

by Neil Brewer & Amy Bradfield Douglass The Guilford Press (March 05, 2019)

Psychological research can provide constructive explanations of key problems in the criminal justice system--and can help generate solutions. This state-of-the-art text dissects the psychological processes associated...

Jack the Ripper's Secret Confession

by David Monaghan & Nigel Cawthorne Skyhorse (January 01, 2010)

With several million copies sold in the last fifty years, My Secret Life, first published by Grove Press in the 1960s, is one of the most famous pornographic works in literary history. What readers of this long-banned...

The Allure of Premeditated Murder

by Jack Levin & Julie B. Wiest Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2018)

Any murder causes pain and suffering that ripple through families and communities—of both the victims and the perpetrators—but premeditated murders cause the worst kind of damage. The Allure of Premeditated...

Clinical Assessment of Malingering and Deception, Fourth Edition

by Richard Rogers & Scott D. Bender The Guilford Press (April 04, 2018)

Widely used by practitioners, researchers, and students--and now thoroughly revised with 70% new material--this is the most authoritative, comprehensive book on malingering and other response styles. Leading...

Double Lives

by Eric Brach Mango (August 15, 2018)

Terrifying true crime stories

John Wayne Gacy. Ted Bundy. Jeffrey Dahmer. Everyone has heard of these sociopaths and their crimes, and yet, no one is scared of them. Why? Well for one, they’re all dead, but...

Psychological Evaluations for the Courts, Fourth Edition: A Handbook for Mental Health Professionals and Lawyers

by Gary B. Melton, John Petrila, Norman G. Poythress & Christopher Slobogin et al. The Guilford Press (December 04, 2017)

Tens of thousands of readers have relied on this leading text and practitioner reference--now revised and updated--to understand the issues the legal system most commonly asks mental health professionals to...

Historical Memories in Culture, Politics and the Future

by Rahman Haghighat Peter Lang AG, Internationaler Verlag der Wissenschaften (January 30, 2014)

This book is written to satisfy the individual’s desire for intellectual stimulation, to sow in the mind the seed of new ideas, and involve the reader in productive debates. It covers culture, history and...

Respect, Defense, and Self-Identity

by Phillip Chong Ho Shon Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (July 25, 2014)

Ever since Oedipus unwittingly killed his father and married his mother in Sophocles’ play, parricide – the killing of a parent or another close relative – has been a dominant motif in works of literature,...

The «Dexter Syndrome»

by Marcel Danesi Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 19, 2016)

The serial killer has become an obsession ever since Jack the Ripper became a media sensation, embedding a new and horrifying type of murderer into our cultural consciousness – one who kills darkly and in...

Politics, Pedagogy and Power

by Eelco B. Buitenhuis Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers (April 14, 2016)

Politics, Pedagogy and Power: Bullying in Faculties of Education is the result of research seeking to find explanations for bullying between faculty members in faculties of education around the world. The frank...

Mania and Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong

by Jerry Clark & Ed Palattella Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 22, 2017)

Marjorie Diehl-Armstrong, as one judge described her, as “a coldly calculated criminal recidivist and serial killer.” She had experienced a lifetime of murder, mayhem, and mental illness. She killed two...

The Psychiatric Witness in Court

by Calvin A. Colarusso Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

In The Psychiatric Witness In Court: What Mental Health Professionals Need to Know, Cal Colarusso documents how the psychiatric profession plays a vital role in the legal process. Reports of evaluations and...

Turning to Political Violence

by Marc Sageman University of Pennsylvania Press (May 05, 2017)

What motivates those who commit violence in the name of political beliefs? Terrorism today is not solely the preserve of Islam, nor is it a new phenomenon. It emerges from social processes and conditions common...

Motivational Interviewing with Offenders: Engagement, Rehabilitation, and Reentry

by Jill D. Stinson & Michael D. Clark The Guilford Press (May 11, 2017)

From experts on working with court-mandated populations, this book shows how motivational interviewing (MI) can help offenders move beyond resistance or superficial compliance and achieve meaningful behavior...

Dying on the Job

by Ronald D. Brown Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 15, 2012)

Dying on the Job is the first book on workplace violence to focus exclusively on workplace murder. While some perpetrators are certainly mentally impaired, many workplace murders are committed by people considered...


by Terry Allen Kupers University of California Press (September 05, 2017)

“When I testify in court, I am often asked: ‘What is the damage of long term solitary confinement?’ … Many prisoners with serious mental illness emerge from prison after years in solitary with much...

Finding X

by Laura Laforce (September 06, 2012)

Laura Laforce Psychic Medium can see what few others see. Enter the realm of psychic phenomenon with her intriguing new book "FINDING X". Society's Secrets Explored and Exposed. "Answers reveal from Beyond."...

Reflections on Green River

by Sara A Survivor Grass Butterfly Books (September 13, 2016)

Obtained via FOIA releases in order to investigate her own experiences with Ted Bundy, Sara read through over 1000 pages of case documents, many never previously released, and transcribed herself, edited herself,...

Clinicians in Court, Second Edition: A Guide to Subpoenas, Depositions, Testifying, and Everything Else You Need to Know

by Allan E. Barsky The Guilford Press (March 19, 2012)

Interacting with the legal system can be stressful and intimidating for mental health professionals. This trusted book provides user-friendly strategies to help clinicians prepare for testimony in court and...

Writing Reports for Court

by Jack White, Andrew Day, Louisa Hackett & J. Thomas Dalby Australian Academic Press (February 03, 2016)

Psychologists are increasingly being asked to give evidence in court as expert witnesses, yet for some it can be a harrowing experience. Writing Reports for Court provides essential support for psychologists...

True Witness

by James M. Doyle St. Martin's Press (December 22, 2014)

Honest but mistaken eyewitnesses are the leading cause of wrongful convictions in the United States. As the innocent go to prison their lives are shattered; as the criminal goes free, the public remains vulnerable....

Dark Dreams

by Roy Hazelwood & Stephen G. Michaud St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2010)

The Evil That Men Do introduced readers to the lifework and the techniques of FBI profiler Roy Hazelwood.

Now, in Dark Dreams, Hazelwood-- writing with bestselling author Stephen G. Michaud-- will take then deep...

Legal Issues in Clinical Practice with Victims of Violence

by John E. B. Myers The Guilford Press (November 10, 2016)

From a leading expert on interpersonal violence, this book explains what mental health clinicians need to know about the legal system and their role in it, particularly when working with victims of child abuse,...

School Shooters: Understanding High School, College, and Adult Perpetrators

by Peter Langman Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (January 15, 2015)

School shootings scare everyone, even those not immediately affected. They make national and international news. They make parents afraid to send their children off to school. But they also lead to generalizations...

Preventing Boundary Violations in Clinical Practice

by Thomas G. Gutheil & Archie Brodsky The Guilford Press (November 30, 2011)

What do you do when you run into a patient in a public place? How do you respond when a patient suddenly hugs you at the end of a session? Do you accept a gift that a patient brings to make up for causing you...

The Art and Science of Child Custody Evaluations

by Jonathan W. Gould & David A. Martindale The Guilford Press (July 10, 2007)

Addressing key topics in child custody evaluation, this book provides essential knowledge for practitioners who want to meet the highest standards for both scientific validity and legal admissibility. The authors...

Psychological Science in the Courtroom: Consensus and Controversy

by Jennifer L. Skeem, Kevin S. Douglas & Scott O. Lilienfeld The Guilford Press (May 08, 2009)

This rigorous yet reader-friendly book reviews the state of the science on a broad range of psychological issues commonly encountered in the forensic context. The goal is to help professionals and students differentiate...

Principles and Practice of Trial Consultation

by Stanley L. Brodsky The Guilford Press (May 04, 2009)

A pragmatic guide to a growing area of professional practice, this book describes the multiple roles of the trial consultant and provides tools for carrying them out competently and ethically. Leading authority...

Clinician's Guide to Violence Risk Assessment

by Jeremy F. Mills, Daryl G. Kroner & Robert D. Morgan The Guilford Press (February 14, 2011)

Presenting a comprehensive framework for conducting a scientifically grounded violence risk assessment, this book is authoritative, current, and practical. The essentials of doing this type of evaluation are...

Without Conscience: The Disturbing World of the Psychopaths Among Us

by Robert D. Hare The Guilford Press (September 20, 2011)

Most people are both repelled and intrigued by the images of cold-blooded, conscienceless murderers that increasingly populate our movies, television programs, and newspaper headlines. With their flagrant criminal...

Desistance from Sex Offending: Alternatives to Throwing Away the Keys

by D. Richard Laws & Tony Ward The Guilford Press (March 11, 2011)

This book offers a fresh perspective on treating a population that is often demonized by policymakers, the public, and even clinicians. The authors argue that most sex offenders are "people like us," with the...

Children as Victims, Witnesses, and Offenders: Psychological Science and the Law

by Bette L. Bottoms, Cynthia J. Najdowski & Gail S. Goodman The Guilford Press (August 10, 2009)

Grounded in the latest clinical and developmental knowledge, this book brings together leading authorities to examine the critical issues that arise when children and adolescents become involved in the justice...