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The Devil You Know: Stories of Human Cruelty and Compassion (The Sunday Times Bestseller)

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Summer might be almost over(I use that loosely from the southern part of the Sunshine State), but this book gave me every last inch of the summer vibes I was craving, with 100% less heatstroke. I’m blind because I see too much, so I study by a dark lamp.” This exceptionally insightful patient quote appears in the introduction to Dr Gwen Adshead’s collection of 11 patient stories, and it sets the scene for a captivating journey through the corridors of Broadmoor hospital and beyond, into the prison system, the community and the consultation room. Lydia ; çocukluk döneminde bakım veren kişi ile kurulan bağlanma yapısının, yetişkinlikteki etkileşimlere etkilerini, ısrarlı takip suçu çerçevesinde işliyor.vakası, çocuklarına cinsel istismar suçu ile yargılanan bir adamın utanç duygusu ile çevrilmiş yaşantısını gözler önüne seriyor. What I found interesting as well was another exploration of the entanglement between W.E.B Dubois and Booker T. Washington; where mistakes were made on both sides, but the argument never gets old.

What I took issue with was the manifest part. I agree that if the acts laid out occurred, the result would be as fortuitous as Blow describes. I disagree that it is realistic to assume great masses of people would enact the anti-Great Migration and return south toward their ancestral homes. I understand that there are plenty of mental illnesses that can cause a person to lose their minds so to speak, but what comfort does that give to the victims family? Coop has so much depth to him, which you wouldn't see on your first interaction, but basically he's so tired of being seen as a playboy. He doesn't know what he wants to do with his life, and he adores that T has always known, plus he's always had a softness for he's besties little sister, even though he knows he can never have her. So even though he initially rejects her proposal he finds a way they can both each other: he will "tutor" her during the summer so she's ready for dating life, and she will help him narrow down what he wants to do with his life and help him get ready for classes. We all know they are fighting deeper feelings for one another than they are willing to admit, and I loved how much Coop loved Tatum. He never once made her feel anything less than she deserved and never pressured her for more than she could give, even if it hurt him in the process. Plus she really brought out what was always in him, and made everyone else around them see the potential she always saw. They were just such a cute couple!!Besides my earlier complaints (which like I said, is a very me thing) this was such a sweet brothers best friend romance. I'm hoping we'll get to see a book with T's brother and *her* best friend too! I saw all those sparks flying. *winks* What drives someone to commit an act of terrible violence? Drawing from her thirty years’ experience in working with people who have committed serious offenses, Dr. Gwen Adshead provides fresh and surprising insights into violence and the mind. Through a collaboration with coauthor Eileen Horne, Dr. Adshead brings her extraordinary career to life in a series of unflinching portraits.

The idea is a fascinating one, but for me, part of the power of this small book was in the context the author provides for WHY he believes this is the right course of action to create traction for what has been an intractable issue.the couple cooper and tatum, served brothers best friend, next door neighbors, fake dating, and they tutor each other (tatum helps him out academically while cooper helps her with intimate lessons bc she wants to be experienced before entering college🫣) Together they have produced a compelling work. It features 12 anonymised accounts of violent offenders diagnosed with mental illnesses, and the challenges of assessment and treatment in a secure environment.

Dr Gwen Adshead is one of Britain’s leading forensic psychiatrists. She treats serial killers, arsonists, stalkers, gang members and other individuals who are usually labelled ‘monsters’. Whatever their crime, she listens to their stories and helps them to better understand their terrible acts of violence. Here Adshead invites the reader to step with her into the room to meet twelve patients and discover how minds can change. These men and women are revealed in all their complexity and shared humanity. Their stories make a powerful case for rehabilitation over revenge, compassion over condemnation. The Devil You Know will challenge everything you thought you knew about human nature. I found the narration of the Audiobook far too slow, so played it at 1.3x otherwise I think I’d have given up before the end of the first chapter, but I did enjoy that it was narrated by Dr Adshead herself, as the inflections and intonations were genuine and natural. Faber Members have access to live and online events, special editions and book promotions, and articles and quizzes through our weekly e-newsletter. I’m not one to give 5 stars, but this book kept me wanting to read more and more. I finished it in two days. I highly recommend it and I did give it 5 stars since I would recommend my friends to read it. Brilliant . . . The book is a powerful myth buster. Name a sterotype about violent offenders and Adshead upends it.’This book was a super cute read. I really loved Cooper, he was so protective of Tatum which was adorable. His character had good depth to him and he was easily a very likeable character. The only thing I didn’t like about him was the way he talked about ‘other’ girls (girls who weren’t Tatum). When it came to Tatum he was basically the perfect guy, but he was constantly judging other girls for wearing makeup or the way they dressed and similar things to this. That part really turned me off from Cooper. Sharon vakası; tıbbi ilgi almak maksadı ile fiziksel semptomlara sebep olma, belirtileri abartma ile kendini gösteren tıbbi istismar suçunu, ailesini kaybetmiş ve travmatik yaşantıları olan bir kadının bakışaçısı ile sunuyor. you know i was having a really good time with this one but then that 3rd act made me put down the book for weeks because i was so irritated Sam vakası; babasını öldürme suçu ile yargılanan, işitsel halüsinasyonlara sahip bir kişinin grup terapisi çerçevesinde davranışları ile yüzleşmesini konu alıyor. Alongside doctor and patient, we discover what human cruelty, ranging from serial homicide to stalking, arson or sexual offending, means to perpetrators, experiencing firsthand how minds can change when the people some might label as “evil” are able to take responsibility for their life stories and get to know their own minds. With outcomes ranging from hope to despair, from denial to recovery, these men and women are revealed in all their complexity and shared humanity. In this era of mass incarceration, deep cuts in mental health care and extreme social schisms, this book offers a persuasive argument for compassion over condemnation.

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