Professor David Wilson
An evening with Professor David Wilson, the UK's leading Criminologist
In a career spanning 40 years David Wilson has met all sorts of killers: hitmen, mass, spree and serial killers and those murderers who seem to kill “in 5 minutes of madness”. Sometimes he meets them in a tense interview in a cell; sometimes to share a cup of tea (or something a little stronger); or sometimes just to look them in the eye as he tells them that, yes, they really are a psychopath.
Some of these men became David's friends; others would still love to kill him.
Now you have the opportunity to hear David’s story – from idealistic prison governor straight out of Cambridge University to expert criminologist and emeritus professor. With experiences unlike any other and an unparalleled knowledge of murder, David will discuss his fascinating and compelling study of human nature, delving into infamous as well as lesser-known true crime cases in an attempt to make sense out of the senseless.
David Wilson is the author of the gripping books My Life With Murderers, A Plot to Kill and new release Murder At Home. Emeritus Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University and the founding director of the university’s Centre for Criminal Justice and Research, he is also a respected TV presenter, most recently fronting Channel 4’s In The Footsteps Of Killers with Emilia Fox and David Wilson’s Crime Files for BBC Scotland.
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