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Guilty by Reason of Insanity by Dorothy Otnow Lewis
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Aug 13, 08

bookshelves: non-fiction, psychology, true-crime
Recommended to Mandy Sue by: I found it on a stop during a long Greyhound bus trip.
Recommended for: Anyone interested in the criminal mind
Read in July, 1999

I read this book years ago and although I don't remember the individual case studies I do remember this book opened my eyes to the lives and mindsets of these killers.

The psychiatrist/author's writing put into perspective her views that killers are not born but created. It made my views against the death penalty even stronger.

Not the best writing on the subject but an enjoyable read at least.

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