True Stories from My Life as a Forensic Psychologist
Grimly fascinating - a timely and gripping exploration of mental health issues in the criminal justice system from an author intimately acquainted with its dark heart. * Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange * Kerry Daynes writes with knowledgeable insight, lending her personal and professional experience to a side of people - and the criminal system that purports to treat them - that many would prefer to leave alone. The humour and psychological skills that have enabled her survival shine through, showing us not only the desperate need for a humane response to crime and criminals but also how urgently the governance around them must be rehabilitated. * Jessica Fellowes, author of The Mitford Murders * A most complete account of the experience of working with others as a forensic psychologist. It's written with compassion and the unavoidable self-discovery of professional and personal development . A powerful book that would be useful to anyone who regularly encounters other people in their lives. * Dr Emma Short, Director of the National Centre for Cyberstalking Research *
Kerry Daynes is a registered Consultant Forensic Psychologist with over twenty-five years of frontline experience. During that time, she worked in secure hospitals, prisons and community forensic services and was often invited to act as psychological specialist in major police investigations. Part of her day job still involves acting as an expert witness in court, for parole boards and training the police and other organisations. However, she now spends the majority of her time trying to affect change from the outside as a campaigner and advocate for better conversations around crime, justice and mental health. She is a patron of the National Centre for Domestic Violence and Talking2Minds and, as a survivor of stalking herself, has acted as a spokeswoman for the Suzy Lamplugh Trust's stalking-related campaigns. Kerry is the person the TV networks turn to for expert true crime commentary. Highly respected and known for her knowledgeable but personable delivery and sparky personality, she has contributed to numerous high-profile documentaries. These have been shown on BBC, ITV, Ch4, Ch5, The History Channel, Discovery, CBS Reality, The Crime & Investigation Network, BBC International, Curiosity Stream, Netflix and more. She is also 'The Profiler' in the award-nominated series 'Faking It: Tears of a Crime', now in its seventh season. Kerry lives in Cheshire with Captain Fur Potato, her pekingese-ewok crossbreed. Twitter: @KerryDaynes.