'Hugely insightful and thought provoking . . . I read it from cover to cover in one go' - Emilia Fox

'With characteristic brilliance and admirable sensitivity, Wilson illuminates the complex causes of their often horrific crimes' - Professor Simon Winlow, Vice President of the British Society of Criminology

Professor David Wilson has spent his professional life working with violent men - especially men who have committed murder. Aged twenty-nine he became, at that time, the UK's youngest ever prison Governor in charge of a jail and his career since then has seen him sat across a table with all sorts of killers: sometimes in a tense interview; sometimes sharing a cup of tea (or something a little stronger); sometimes looking them in the eye to tell them that they are a psychopath.

Some of these men became David's friends; others would still love to kill him.

My Life with Murderers tells the story of David's journey from idealistic prison governor to expert criminologist and professor. With experience unlike any other, David's story is a fascinating and compelling study of human nature.

My life with murderers - David Wilson

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Title
My life with murderers - behind bars with the world's most violent men
Author
David Wilson
format
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Sphere
Language
English
UK Publication Date
20200319

'Hugely insightful and thought provoking . . . I read it from cover to cover in one go' - Emilia Fox

'With characteristic brilliance and admirable sensitivity, Wilson illuminates the complex causes of their often horrific crimes' - Professor Simon Winlow, Vice President of the British Society of Criminology

Professor David Wilson has spent his professional life working with violent men - especially men who have committed murder. Aged twenty-nine he became, at that time, the UK's youngest ever prison Governor in charge of a jail and his career since then has seen him sat across a table with all sorts of killers: sometimes in a tense interview; sometimes sharing a cup of tea (or something a little stronger); sometimes looking them in the eye to tell them that they are a psychopath.

Some of these men became David's friends; others would still love to kill him.

My Life with Murderers tells the story of David's journey from idealistic prison governor to expert criminologist and professor. With experience unlike any other, David's story is a fascinating and compelling study of human nature.

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David Wilson is Emeritus Professor of Criminology and the founding Director of the Centre for Applied Criminology at Birmingham City University. Prior to taking up an academic appointment in 1997, 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. He publishing includes Hunting Evil, A History of British Serial Killing and his autobiography, My Life with Murderers which was shortlisted for the Saltire Prize for Non-Fiction.

Type
BOOK
Keyword Index
Prison administration - Great Britain - History.|Prisons - Great Britain - History.|Criminology - Great Britain - History.|Murderers - Great Britain.
Country of Publication
England
Number of Pages
281

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