‘A dark, fascinating and often surprising glimpse into the minds of those who kill, from a forensic psychiatrist who’s seen it all’ – Rob Williams, writer of the BBC drama The Victim
In his twenty-six years in the field, psychiatrist and author Richard Taylor has worked on more than a hundred murder cases. In this live Intelligence Squared event, Taylor will draw on some of the most tragic, horrifying and illuminating of those cases – as well as dark secrets from his own family’s past -– to explore some of the questions he grapples with every day in his work.
Why, Taylor asked, do people kill? Does committing a monstrous act make someone a monster? Could any of us, in the wrong circumstances, become a killer? Drawing from his new book, The Mind of a Murderer, Taylor helped us understand what lies inside the minds of people who kill other people.
Taylor was in conversation with social activist and writer Nimco Ali.
Speakers are subject to change.