• Title: Into the Darklands
  • Author: Nigel Latta
  • ISBN: 9781869504670
  • Page: 190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Into the Darklands Would you recognise a sex offender standing in a supermarket queue And if you did would you understand what went on in his or her mind Nigel Latta is a forensic psychologist He spends his working lif
    Would you recognise a sex offender standing in a supermarket queue And if you did, would you understand what went on in his or her mind Nigel Latta is a forensic psychologist He spends his working life with the sort of people most of us would prefer to pretend didn t exist In this ground breaking book, Nigel takes us inside the minds of some of the most chilling chaWould you recognise a sex offender standing in a supermarket queue And if you did, would you understand what went on in his or her mind Nigel Latta is a forensic psychologist He spends his working life with the sort of people most of us would prefer to pretend didn t exist In this ground breaking book, Nigel takes us inside the minds of some of the most chilling characters to walk our streets The journey is challenging, and though Nigel has trodden the path many times, he offers no sense of familiarity or contempt Rather, there is a palpable sense of danger as he treads carefully through the present and past psychological mines strewn through the lives of his clients His challenge is to make these people confront and admit the damage their actions have caused, and so minimise the risk of them reoffending It is not an easy task The case studies in this book, all based on reality, will shock, unnerve and disturb Yet it is compulsive reading once you have visited the Darklands, you will never be able to leave.

    One Reply to “Into the Darklands”

    1. This is a call a spade what it really is, a shit shovel, type of book. Nigel Latta, a forensic psychologist, specialising in the treatment of the most disgusting criminals imaginable - fathers who rape their daughters, teenagers who kill other children, rapists, murderers and pederats, he despises the technical and evasive language of other professionals in his field. His only aim is to try and stop these criminals from reoffending and to that end he seeks to form a relationship with them that i [...]

    2. This was a grim read. Nigel Latta works as a forensic psychologist, talking to the people most of us would like to believe don't exist. He talks to the rapists and the murderers and mostly to the kids who are going to grow up to be rapists and murderers. And there's very little he can do to stop nature from taking its course, but he's doing everything he can to help.Latta isn't a bleeding heart liberal. He believes criminals are responsible for their own actions regardless of their terrible chil [...]

    3. This book tells truths about the 'darkest' aspects of our society - and what it is like for a psychologist with decades of experience working with murderers, sex offenders, children to adults, and so on. So simply and honestly written, yet the issues that present as themes across the many different stories has somehow changed my thinking quite profoundly. I don't say this lightly: this is one of the few books that I wish everyone will read.

    4. An exceptionally well written but devastating book that draws on all emotions - anger, frustration, sorrow, humility and even laughter. Renowned NZ psychologist Nigel Latta takes you into his world to give you a disturbing glimpse on what it is like to deal with the country's worst criminals. His "tell it like it is" approach makes this book a real page turner. But beware. you'll shed a lot of tears, and your stomach will churn with disgust, and even occasionally you'll laugh. So if you're okay [...]

    5. this book isn't exactly restful. It made me want to get up and check the children, call my parents and thank God that I wasn't raised in the Darklands. It also made me understand more fully why offenders end up being who they are.

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