Psychopaths: Mad Or Bad?

3:15-4:15pm Judge’s Court

Discussion of the psychopathic mind with TV criminologist Professor David Wilson (My Life with Murderers) and Dr Shubulade Smith, Head of Acute Forensic Psychiatry at the Maudsley, and Kerry Daynes, forensic psychologist (The Dark Side of the Mind).

Chaired by Sharon Bolton (The Craftsman).

David Wilson

David Wilson is Emeritus Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University. David was a Prison Governor and at twenty-nine became the youngest governing governor in England. Professor Wilson appears in the print and broadcast media as a commentator and presenter. His autobiography, My Life with Murderers, was shortlisted for the Saltire Prize for Non-Fiction.


Kerry is a registered Consultant Forensic Psychologist with over twenty years’ experience of working on the frontline of forensic psychology. She was often invited to act as psychological specialist in major police investigations and as a trusted advisor to the British government regarding the safe management of high-risk individuals. She is a patron of the National Centre for Domestic Violence and Talking2Minds. She has contributed to numerous high-profile documentaries on BBC, ITV, C5, The History Channel, Discovery and more. Her memoir The Dark Side of the Mind: True Stories of My Life of a Forensic Psychologist is out in paperback in February.


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