Sunday, March 18, 2012

Minds on Trial--Great Book for Forensic Psych

When recently searching for some forensic psychology books, I stumbled upon this wonderful overview about the "great cases in law and psychology."  Among the famous cases that are worth examining:
  1. Lee Harvey Oswald
  2. Patricia Hearst (kidnapping and brainwashing)
  3. The Twinkie Defense (the junk food made me do it)
  4. John Hinkley (presidential assassination and Jodie Foster)
  5. The Judas Priest Trial (the evil music made my kid attempt suicide)
  6. John Demjanjuk (the recently deceased "Ivan the Terrible" Nazi Guard living in the US)
  7. Jeffrey Dahmer
  8. Woody Allen and Mia Farrow
  9. Mike Tyson
  10. Andrea Yates (who killed her kids)
  11. plus ten more cases
This is a very readable book with some excellent details that most of us are not aware of.  Definitely worth the read.

posted by Chuck

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