Guilty By Reason Of Insanity
WHAT MAKES A SERIAL KILLER?
A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon.
In this book, she shares her groundbreaking discoveries -and the chilling encounters that led to them. From a juvenile court in Connecticut to the psychiatric wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital, from maximum security prisons to the corridors of death row, Lewis and her colleague, the eminent neurologist Jonathan Pincus, search to understand the origins of violence.
Concluding with a chilling interview with an executioner - a killer sanctioned by the state - Guilty by Reason of Insanity is an utterly absorbing odyssey that will forever change the way you think about crime, punishment and the law itself.
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GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY: A Psychiatrist Probes the Minds of KillersUser Review - Kirkus
A psychiatrist who meets the criminally insane tells all. Lewis, a professor at New York University and Yale, spends a good deal of time examining the most violent among us. Her specialty is violent ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - neurodrew - LibraryThing
Dr. Lewis is a forensic psychiatrist who has examined, along with Johnathan Pincus, many persons on death rows or incarcerated for very violent crimes. The individuals tend to have been brutalized as ... Read full review