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  • Published: 15 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473577442
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

Making a Psychopath

My Journey into 7 Dangerous Minds




Find out what truly makes a psychopath, from the leading expert who helped to create Villanelle.

The closest you can get to those furthest from humanity. As one of the leading experts on psychopaths and the resident consultant on Killing Eve, Dr Mark Freestone has worked on some of the most interesting, infamous and disturbing psychopath cases of recent times.

Case by fascinating case, get to know seven of the most dangerous minds that Dr Freestone has encountered over the last 15 years – from Tony, the ‘conman’, and Paul, the ‘charming hitman’, to Angela ‘the torturer’, these are up close accounts of some of Britain’s worst psychopaths, and what can happen if you fall prey to their supreme powers of manipulation.

Exploring the many factors that make a psychopath, the complexities of psychopathic behaviour and how it manifests, as well as an examination of how the lives of psychopaths develop inside and outside in the institutions that are supposed to contain them, this book offers phenomenal and terrifying insight into those who operate in a void of human emotion ... and what can be done to stop them.

  • Published: 15 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473577442
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 304

About the author

Mark Freestone

Mark Freestone PhD is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Psychiatry, Queen Mary University of London. He has worked in prisons and forensic mental health services for over 15 years as a researcher and clinician, including in the High Secure Category A prison estate, which houses some of the UK’s most notorious and high-risk criminals. He has also worked at Rampton and Broadmoor Special Hospitals - institutions which have housed the likes of the Yorkshire ripper Peter Sutcliffe, Moors Murderer Ian Brady, Levi Bellfield and Charles Bronson - as part of the Dangerous and Severe Personality Disorder (DSPD) Programme. He is a consultant to BBC America’s Killing Eve, an editor of the Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology and currently an advisor to NHS England on services for men and women with a diagnosis of severe personality disorder. He has published several academic articles on personality disorder, psychopathy and violence risk, but this is his first book.

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