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A psychiatrist and an internationally recognized expert on violence, Dorothy Otnow Lewis has spent the last quarter century studying the minds of killers. Among the notorious murderers she has examined are Ted Bundy, Arthur Shawcross, and Mark David Chapman, the man who shot John Lennon. Now she shares her groundbreaking discoveries--and the chilling encounters that led to them.

From a juvenile court in Connecticut to the psychiatric wards of New York City's Bellevue Hospital, from maximum security prisons to the corridors of death row, Lewis and her colleague, the eminent neurologist Jonathan Pincus, search to understand the origins of violence. GUILTY BY REASON OF INSANITY is an utterly absorbing odyssey that will forever change the way you think about crime, punishment, and the law itself.

About the Author

Dorothy Otnow Lewis, M.D. grew up in New York City. She is a graduate of the Ethical Culture Schools, Radcliffe College, and Yale University School of Medicine. She is a psychiatrist at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, a professor at New York University School of Medicine, and a clinical professor at the Yale University Child Study Center. Her studies on violence have been cited in decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States. She is married to Dr. Melvin Lewis, a child psychiatrist and professor at Yale. The Lewises have two children.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780804118873
Subtitle:
A Psychiatrist Explores the Minds of Killers
Author:
Lewis, Dorothy O.
Author:
Dorothy Otnow Lewis, Ph.D.
Author:
Lewis, Dorothy Otnow Phd
Author:
Dorothy Otnow Lewis, M.D.
Publisher:
Ivy Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Murder
Subject:
Criminal Law
Subject:
Legal
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Insane, criminal and dangerous
Subject:
Murderers -- Psychology.
Subject:
Murder - General
Subject:
Criminal Law - General
Edition Number:
1st mass market ed.
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
116-99
Publication Date:
19990501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
6.86x4.20x.98 in. .38 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
History and Social Science » Crime » Criminology
History and Social Science » Crime » General
History and Social Science » Law » General

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