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This fascinating LoveReading Star Book is an absolute must for anyone interested in police and forensic psychology.
At times uncomfortable and chilling (as it should be) this is nonetheless absolutely fascinating, and a must read for anyone interested in law enforcement and the way minds work. Dr Kris Mohandie is a clinical police and forensic psychologist, in other words, a “detective of the brain”. He has worked on high profile cases and encountered some of the most dangerous people in the USA. Here he provides “an informed peek behind the curtain of criminality in a world that’s getting darker and more dangerous by the day” “providing insight into why these people do what they do and lessons we can learn as a society to help stop or at least reduce the bloodshed”. He highlights a number of cases he has worked on, from serial killers, to hostage takers, right through to mass casualty shooters. He looks at cases that are known throughout the world, such as Columbine, O.J Simpson, and Oklahoma City. Starting his career with LAPD, Dr Kris Mohandie was a consultant, working with units including SWAT. This is a man who has had to make incredibly difficult decisions, in horrendously difficult circumstances. He is honest, at times blunt, and says it as he sees it. He discusses the death penalty, the nature of evil, and mental illness. If you take a look at the press reviews on our LoveReading book page, you can see reports from people who have worked with him. Words such as “outstanding”, a “true subject matter expert”, “one of the best in the business” ring out. Born Killers? is a truly gripping read that I can wholeheartedly recommend.
Over his 30-year police and forensic psychology career, Dr Kris Mohandie has come face-to-face with kidnappers, serial killers, stalkers, and terrorists.
With his expertise and insight, Dr Mohandie analyses and evaluates the thought processes that motivate the most dangerous people who have ever walked among us.
This is the first-hand account of his work, covering shocking cases like the 'Angel of Death' serial killer, racist serial assassin Joseph Paul Franklin, and even the O.J. Simpson case.
Learn shocking new revelations about hostage takers, serial killers, mass murderers, violent 'true-believers', terrorists, and some of the worst predators on the planet.
***Previously published in the US as Evil Thoughts, Wicked Deeds.
|Publication date:||3rd September 2020|
|Author:||Dr Kris Mohandie|
|Collections:||90+ books that dare you to take a walk on the dark side., Our Favourite Books of 2020, 50 Books for Every Dad this Father's Day, 8 Memoirs and Biographies with a Crime Theme,|
|Primary Genre||Non-Fiction Books of the Month|
'I have worked with Dr Mohandie for many years, managing and resolving high risk hostage-taking and barricaded subject incidents. He is a true subject matter expert who I depended on when critical life and death decisions were needed during unfolding and prolonged crisis. His understanding and insight into the behaviour of subjects who are in personal crisis and/or predators cannot be overstated. His book shares with the reader the detailed dynamics associated with sinister behaviour and crime that is captivating. It is a must-read for those who have an interest in the behind-the-scenes work and effort done by law enforcement and mental health professionals.' Michael Albanese
'When I needed an expert to help understand a stalker, I turned to Kris Mohandie. His work as a police psychologist has put him on the scene of dramatic stand-offs and inside the heads of the disturbed, stressed and psychopathic. Born Killers? is both a fascinating and terrifying story.' Erin Moriarty
'Dr. Mohandie's ability to blend his professional expertise, personal life experiences, and storytelling ability takes you into the mind of some of the most dangerous criminals this country has ever seen. Born Killers? is a must-read for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in the world of forensic psychology through the eyes of one of the best in the business.' Derrick Levasseur, detective, author, and TV personality
Worrying about the safety of the Lakers fans, players and staff has given me many sleepless nights. I have sought out the expertise and guidance of Dr Kris Mohandie in regards to threat assessment, but acknowledge that the risk is an everyday reality for all. This book is a must-read as we continue to shift our collective mindset to accepting that violence can occur any place at any time - we must be prepared.' Jeanie Buss, CEO and Governor, Los Angeles Lakers
'A prosecutor in a stalking case knows that jury wants to know: Why? Dr Mohandie answers that question about some of the most notorious criminal cases in America's history. Just like he did in the courtroom and during investigations, Kris brings these infamous cases to life in a way that explores and fascinates. He unlocks and explains the minds of killers and stalkers. This is a book that shines a light on some of the darkest shadows that lurk in the world around us.' Judge Scott Gordon (Ret.), Founding member, Stalking and Threat Assessment Team, LA County District Attorney's Office
Dr. Kris Mohandie is a clinical, police, and forensic psychologist with over thirty years of experience in the psychology of violence. He has consulted in field responses and case investigations for local, state, and federal law enforcement organisations including the LAPD and the FBI. He has consulted on and testified in numerous extreme violence and homicide cases, including single, mass, and serial homicide cases. Dr. Mohandie has conducted extensive trial pending and prison interviews of violent offenders, including a number of stalkers, hostage takers, workplace and school violence perpetrators, and serial and multiple murderers. His work has been featured in ...More About Dr Kris Mohandie