Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson
By Keith Ablow
(St. Martin's Press, Hardcover, 9780312352059, 256pp.)
Publication Date: July 28, 2005
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The Scott Peterson murder case is the most gripping and highly publicized crime story of the 21st Century. It has captivated a public hungry for the answer to one question: Why would a man with no known history of violent crime or mental illness, with a pretty wife about to give birth to his son, brutally murder her?
To get "inside Peterson's head," the national media turned to forensic psychiatrist Keith Ablow, M.D. His appearances resulted in a deluge of e-mails with most stating that his theories about the spawning of a killer inside Peterson were the first that made sense to them. Members of Scott's and Laci's families have also stated that his comments were the first that helped them understand what happened inside Scott's mind.
Inside the Mind of Scott Peterson takes readers into the mind of a killer, including:
Dr. Keith Ablow is America's most well-known forensic psychiatrist anda consulting forensic psychiatrist on COURT TV. A graduate of Brown University and the Johns Hopkins Medical School, he has been retained to testify in some of the nation's most highly publicized murder cases. He has been a guest not only on COURT TV, but on The Today Show, Larry Elder, CNN, Charlie Rose, Maury, Montel, Charles Grodin, MSNBC, Fox News and many others.
"Psychiatrist Keith Russell Ablow has reintroduced the idea of "character" into his practice. . . highly controversial . . ." --U.S. News & World Report
"Ablow's work stands alone."--Ann Rule
"America's leading forensic psychiatrist."--Star Magazine
"Fascinating clinical insights."--The New York Times
"Superb investigative reporting."--Michael Palmer on Without Mercy