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4.0 out of 5 stars New book from Britains top forensic psychologist
Creating a follow-up to "The Jigsaw Man" was never going to be an easy task. Brittons first book provided an unique and highly descriptive insight into a world which most of us, thankfully, will never have to experience first-hand. With his new book, Paul Britton appears to have made a conscious decision to adopt a less graphic approach to his accounts of...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Paul Britton - Discredited
FACT- Paul Britton's reputation is now so tarnished in the worlds of psychology and policing that he is excluded from the UK police's list of accredited advisors and will never be called in to help on investigations again. That piece of information throws a completely different light on this book, leaving it looking like nothing more than a glossy self-publicity exercise...
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1.0 out of 5 stars Paul Britton - Discredited, 23 Feb. 2015
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This review is from: Picking Up The Pieces (Paperback)
FACT- Paul Britton's reputation is now so tarnished in the worlds of psychology and policing that he is excluded from the UK police's list of accredited advisors and will never be called in to help on investigations again. That piece of information throws a completely different light on this book, leaving it looking like nothing more than a glossy self-publicity exercise. Paul Britton's involvement in the police's attempt to convict Colin Stagg for the 1992 murder of Rachel Nickell has now been discredited by the conviction of the real killer, Robert Napper in 2008. Ironically, Britton was called in to advise on some of Napper's other killings and emphatically told the police that there was no connection with the Nickell murder (The Jigsaw Man p265) despite claims to the contrary that he has made in the press recently! If you want to know the real story behind Britton and his shameful involvement in policing in the nineties, I would suggest looking elsewhere. Alison and Eyre's excellent book, Killer in the Shadows, would be a good place to start.
John A. Short
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29 of 34 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars New book from Britains top forensic psychologist, 8 Nov. 2000
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This review is from: Picking Up the Pieces (Hardcover)
Creating a follow-up to "The Jigsaw Man" was never going to be an easy task. Brittons first book provided an unique and highly descriptive insight into a world which most of us, thankfully, will never have to experience first-hand. With his new book, Paul Britton appears to have made a conscious decision to adopt a less graphic approach to his accounts of violent crime. The focus now is much more on the interactions within the clinical context - on understanding the roots of deviant behaviour and on using the psychoterapeutic relation to prevent violent fantasies from becoming reality. Structurally, this book is somewhat less clear than the previous one and initially, there is some degree of confusion as to what the author actually wants to tell the reader. However, stop expecting a second "Jigsaw Man" and chances are you will find yourself able to enjoy the book a lot more. The author has the ability to really let the reader into the minds of his clients, enabling you to understand - if not accept - some of the reasons underlying their thoughts, emotions and behaviour. All in all, a more introspective book from Paul Britton, but still very, very fascinating.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good expansion on the first book., 14 Aug. 2013
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A fascinating man and his job. A follow up to the jigsaw man. Very interesting read. I've read it twice already.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great read, 16 Aug. 2013
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Wow some very sad stories and gory details but what a great book! Very interesting as is the jigsaw man also by Paul britton
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5.0 out of 5 stars Criminology, 11 Jun. 2013
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An insight into horrendous crimes and criminals and how they can be caught by working closely with the police. Spellbinding.
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16 of 21 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read, for any true crime fan,in fact an absolute must, 16 July 2003
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Paul Britton has delivered an amazing insight into the world of the criminal mind.In both this book and "The Jigsaw Man", he not only takes you on an amazing and sometimes disturbing journey, through the criminals thought process but also explains his reasoning and findings with ease.I have never felt the desire to meet an author and shake their hand until I read his work, a truly amazing person. Such was my reaction to both books, I am now studying psychology as a part time student!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent read, 22 Jun. 2014
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Paul Britton is such an interesting, thought provoking and great writer. I have read both of his books with great fascination, he takes you into a world of the unknown and helps you to understand some of society's worst offenders and how they became what they became.
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3.0 out of 5 stars not as fasinating as id hoped, 31 May 2014
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not the book i had hoped it would be.i did finish it so it wasnt so bad.just not as i had thought it would be.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A worth reading book, 31 May 2014
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A book that helps to understand how people are affected by the way they are treated at an early age.
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5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful, 23 May 2014
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I loved this book and could not put it down.
It gave you stories and the psychological way of looking at the crimes.
It was a follow on from the Jigsaw man which again was brill
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