Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Conversations with Killers

For the last 20 years, Dr. Park Dietz has been the leading forensic psychiatrist in the US. This programme goes behind the crime scenes with this larger than life figure in criminal justice.

Dietz is often the first psychiatrist the police call when a big case hits the headlines, and he has become a legend in the courtroom.

This hour will explore the world of Dr. Park Dietz and his most famous cases: Andrea Yates, Jeffrey Dahmer, John Hinckley and others who have told Dr. Dietz their darkest secrets.

Andrea Yates drowned her five children in the bathtub. John Hinckley tried to kill President Reagan to impress actress Jodie Foster and Jeffrey Dahmer killed his lovers, then boiled their bodies and stored them in jars in his apartment. Many of us would say these people are insane, but not Dr. Park Dietz.

We'll learn how Dietz reached his controversial conclusions. And most riveting of all, what makes a killer's mind tick.


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