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    DescriptionForensic psychologist Paul Britton can 'walk through the minds' of those who murder, rape, torture, extort and kidnap. He can see the world through their eyes and know what they're thinking. That is why the police have called on him to help with many high-profile criminal investigations and catch those responsible. How does he do it? Paul Britton's newest book, Picking Up the Pieces, reveals the psychological and forensic foundations upon which he has based his expertise. It is a remarkable journey into the darkest recesses of the human mind. From top security prisons and mental hospitals to ordinary outpatients' clinics, Britton introduces us to his clinical and forensic work. A man turns into a werewolf at four o'clock every afternoon. Another has built an electric chair in his basement to kill his father. A woman accepts the blame for abusing her child when she had nothing to do with it. How can they be helped? When Britton so accurately profiled the child killers of Jamie Bulger in Liverpool, or told police the true nature of Frederick and Rosemary West, he could do so because he had treated disturbed children and confronted sadistic sexual murderers in his consulting room. For twenty-five years Britton has interviewed, assessed and treated people with damaged or broken minds. Some were responsible for terrible crimes, others were stopped before it was too late. The answers aren't hidden at bloody crime scenes or in the post-mortem photographs. Instead, the truth is often locked away within someone's mind or deep in their past. Picking Up the Pieces is not a sequel to Britton's award-winning autobiography The Jigsaw Man, but a companion volume that shows the heart of his work and the knowledge that underpins his conclusions. It is a unique and revealing book that will fascinate and provoke discussion.


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    Title
    Picking Up the Pieces
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Paul Britton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 608
    Width: 106 mm
    Height: 178 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780552147187
    ISBN 10: 0552147184
    Classifications

    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AB
    BIC subject category V2: JMK
    BIC E4L: CRI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T18.1
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25350
    BIC subject category V2: BTC
    BISAC V2.8: PSY014000
    LC subject heading:
    DC21: 364.3
    BIC subject category V2: 2AB
    Thema V1.0: JMK
    Publisher
    Transworld Publishers Ltd
    Imprint name
    Corgi Books
    Publication date
    23 October 2001
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Paul Britton was born in 1946. Following degrees obtained in psychology from Warwick and Sheffield universities, he has spent the last twenty years working as a consultant clinical and forensic psychologist. He has advised the Association of Chief Police Officers' Crime Committee on offender profiling for many years and currently teaches postgraduates in clinical and forensic psychology. He is married with two children. Paul Britton is the author of Picking Up the Pieces and The Jigsaw Man, which won the Crime Writers' Association Gold Dagger Award for Non-Fiction.
    Review quote
    "Britton has done hugely important work that saves lives. He is fascinating. His book is compelling" The Sunday Times "A unique understanding of the dark side of the human condition" Red "Precise, considered, methodical. His skill is to go beyond the guise, to understand and inhabit the psychopathic mind" Independent