“The defendant told the jury that he did not kill girlfriend. He did, however, admit to dismembering her, boiling her bones, and hiding them in the Port Authority locker.”
At the heart of countless crimes lies the mystery of the human mind. In this eye-opening book, Dr. Cheryl Paradis draws back the curtain on the fascinating world of forensic psychology and revisits the most notorious and puzzling cases she has handled in her multifaceted career.
“Out it all came, a slew of bizarre comments about the electronic chips implanted in his brain.”
Her riveting, sometimes shocking stories reveal the crucial and often surprising role forensic psychology plays in the pursuit of justice. Sometimes the accused believe their own bizarre lies, creating a world that pushes them into frightening, violent crimes.
“My client is charged with murder and tells me he is a descendent of kings. He says he is of royal blood. Can you evaluate him for an insanity defense?”
Join Dr. Paradis in a stark concrete cell, with the accused handcuffed to a chair opposite her, as she takes on the daunting task of mapping the suspect’s madness—or exposing it as fakery. Have a front-row seat in a tense, packed courtroom, where her testimony can determine an individual’s fate. The criminal mind has never been so intimately revealed—or so darkly compelling.
“A forensic psychologist reveals the dark and troubling human mind. Fascinating.” —Robert K. Tanenbaum
Cheryl Paradis, PSY.D., has more than twenty years’ experience as a forensic psychologist, and has evaluated thousands of seriously mentally ill and violent individuals. Her research and writings have been published in journals such as Medicine & Psychiatry and the Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. As an expert in psychological and neuropsychological testing, she has testified in both the New York State and federal court systems. Currently a clinical associate professor at the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and associate professor of psychology at Marymount Manhattan College, she has also been a staff psychologist at Kings County Hospital in Brooklyn.
JULY 24th:Your handwriting tells all to Michael Matoff, expert in forensic document analysis. Is a document a forgery? Ask Michael. But wait -- through scientific analysis, Matoff can discern with astonishing accuracy the personality traits, quirks and behavior profiles of anyone by examining their handwriting. You are in for another fascinating hour as Michael Matoff joins us live in the Lounge -- he'll examine some handwriting samples for us on the air -- including Burl, Don and perhaps our charming producer, Magic Matt Alan.
LETHAL CHARMER :Fort Worth businessman Stephen Barbee was handsome, popular, and married to a wonderful woman. There was just one problem: His ex-girlfriend, Lisa Underwood, was pregnant - and asking for money...As guests gathered for Lisa's baby shower with presents and good wishes, only two things were missing: Lisa, and her seven-year-old son, Jayden. As time passed, friends and family became concerned. But even their worst fears couldn't compare to the gruesome truth...Lisa was still at home when Barbee showed up. Voices were raised. Then fists. By the end, Lisa, her unborn child, and young Jayden were dead...But all police found was a bloody room. What followed was an investigation filled with lurid twists, a wild trial, grisly details of multiple murder, a shocking burial, and the warped motives of a man who would do anything to gain his own happiness.
June 26th-- the Triumphant Return of Corey Mitchell
Corey Mitchell, our pal who keeps cranking out best-sellers, has done it again: SAVAGE SON just hit the shelves, and is garnering rave reviews. He is always a wonderful guest, plus he loves his rock n roll! Corey Mitchell is back on True Crimes Uncensored June 26th!
Ross planned a career as a tennis pro, but the ball in his court was an eight ball, then a quarter ounce, then it was kilo upon kilo -- he was making as much as two million dollars A DAY selling crack cocaine from his base in Los Angeles. Ross had an unlimited supply courtesy of the American Government. When this all finally hit the fan in the Pulitzer Prize winning "Dark Alliance" investigation, Ross was a surprised as everyone else to find out his "partner in crime" was Uncle Sam. Crime, Coke, Corruption, Betrayal, Double Agents, and International Intrigue sound like an action movie -- and Ross' adventures have been the basis for more than one film, including "100 Kilos" Despite all the world wide publicity, the apex of Ross' fame will be reached Saturday when he joins Burl ,Don and producer Matt Alan LIVE in the Lounge!