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My Life with Murderers: Behind Bars with the World’s Most Violent Men

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It is really intriguing to see how some of these men behave with Wilson in comparison to their reputations and how the approach of the prison service has and has not changed over the years in response to the increasing amount of information regarding punishment and rehabilitation. However, he soon realised that the outcome could have been very different, and became fascinated by his subject matter.

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This book does a good job of covering both the cases he has covered and going into depth about different types of killers while also documenting his life and how he got to be one of the UK's leading criminologists. My Life with Murderers tells the story of David’s journey from idealistic prison governor to expert criminologist and professor. A great read, from a man whom has not only a great wealth of experience, but an even greater philosophy on reform.He appeared with Emilia Fox in Channel 4's Walking in Killer's Footsteps and also helped to devise and present Radio 4's In The Criminologist’s Chair.

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Wilson says it’s important to recognise that two women a week in the UK will die at the hands of partners or ex-partners. It's an excellent read if you don't read a lot of books on murderers by psychologists, criminologists, forensic investigators or even prisoners (including fake ones). Pomimo różnych paragrafów, za które wspomniani w książce przestępcy byli skazywani, to dokładne opisywanie ich “osiągnięć” na przestępczej ścieżce byłoby niecelowe. The best section was toward the end when he discussed the making of the documentary 'Interview with a Murderer'.

With experience unlike any other, David's story is a fascinating and compelling study of human nature. In particular, I liked Wilson’s account of a documentary he made interviewing Bert Spencer, the man accused of murdering Carl Bridgewater. Stars — This is exactly what you think it is, and I — For One — Am extremely grateful for that, because David Wilson is perhaps the true Prof of all things murder and crime so hearing his personal journey through the murky depths of psychopathic Rabbit Warrens is one I strapped in for whole-heartedly. In a career spanning 40 years David Wilson has met all sorts of killers: hitmen, mass, spree and serial killers and those murderers who seem to kill “in 5 minutes of madness”.

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David Wilson - My Life with Murderers presale passwords are used during this Ticketmaster presale, so that if you have a correct and working presale password you can access a special official reserved block of ticketmaster tickets before the general public. He’s not averse to publicly discussing, say, Nilsen, who was at HMP Wormwood Scrubs while Wilson worked there as assistant governor in the Eighties, but only because the serial killer is dead and can’t revel in any fame and notoriety. It’s a refreshing and more reliable approach to others I’ve read (ie John Douglas, who gets a sound dressing down here). His publishing includes Hunting Evil, A History of British Serial Killing, Signs of Murder, and his professional memoir, My Life with Murderers, which was shortlisted for the Saltire Prize for Non-Fiction. In this gripping book, he moves beyond the usual media sensationalism to discuss in detail his life among our prison system's most notorious murderers, serial killers, sex offenders and hitmen.He worked as a Prison Governor at a variety of establishments, including HMYOIs Huntercombe and Finnamore Wood – where at the age of 29 he was the youngest governing Governor in the country – and at HMPs Grendon and Woodhill. 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.

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