Shrunk: Crime and Disorders of the Mind

Shrunk: Crime and Disorders of the Mind

Press Release ( - CALGARY, Alberta - May 26, 2016 - Are they bad? Or are they mad?

Matthew de Grood has been found Not Criminally Responsible (NCR), for killing five students at a suburban Calgary party. The families of the deceased are asking that fellow Canadians become informed about the justice system and about the designation “Not Criminally Responsible” and its implications.

Durvile Publications and the contributors to a new book, Shrunk: Crime and Disorders of the Mind, are also deeply concerned with mental illness within the criminal justice system. In Shrunk, forensics experts tell their stories about cases that still haunt them and discuss the NCR defence in relation to many of these cases. The authors include:

Dr. Joel Watts on Luka Magnotta

Dr. J. Thomas Dalby on serial killer Clifford Olson

Dr. Jeffrey Waldman on Vince Li and the Greyhound Bus tragedy

Mr. Justice Richard D. Schneider on a typical day in Mental Health Court

Dr. Sven Å. Christianson on a Swedish case of psychopathic personality and media manipulation

Dr. Jack White on the most notorious Australian serial killing of all time

Dr. Louise Olivier on a case of dissociative fugue in South Africa

Dr. Donald Dutton on an American case of mind-control and folie à deux

Dr. Stephen Porter and Tianna Dilley on brain damage and extreme amnesia

Dr. Barry Cooper and Jacqueline Kanipayur on malingering

Dr. Marc Nesca on catathymic murder and necrophilia

Dr. Patrick Baillie on David Milgaard’s wrongful conviction

Dr. Lawrence Ellerby on deviance to rehabilitation

Dr. David Dawson finds moments of warmth and shared humanity with psychiatric patients

Criminal defence lawyer William Trudell writes about working with forensic experts and their contributions in the defence of those suffering from mental disorders.

Please join the publisher and authors at the book launch reception:
June 16, 2016. 5:00 – 8:00 pm | Simcoe Chambers, 116 Simcoe Street, Suite 100.

Thomas Dalby Ph.D., R Psych, ABN. Dr. J. Thomas Dalby is described by the American Bar Association as one of North America’s leading forensic psychologists, has provided expert opinions to courts and has published extensively for four decades. In 2013, he received his profession’s highest honour, the CPA Award for Distinguished Contributions to Psychology as a Profession. He has taught at the university level since 1978 and holds specialist recognition in neuropsychology.

Lorene Shyba MFA, Ph.D. Dr. Lorene Shyba has worked in publishing for over three decades with expertise in writing and editing, print and web design, and video production. She co-edited, with C.D. Evans, the first book in Durvile Publications’ True Cases series Tough Crimes: True Cases by Top Canadian Criminal Lawyers. Her Doctoral Degree is in Media and her academic affiliation is with the University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts.

Foreword by Lisa Ramshaw MD, DPhil, FRCP, Dr. Ramshaw is Forensic Psychiatry Subspecialty Program Director, University of Toronto

SHRUNK: Crime and Disorders of the Mind
Lorene Shyba Ph.D. and J. Thomas Dalby Ph.D., Editors
Foreword by Forensic Psychiatrist Lisa Ramshaw MD DPhil FRCPC
ISBN: 978-0-9947352-0-1 | $29.95 | Trade Paperback | 272 Pages

DURVILE publishes books that demystify the professions for professionals and the informed general public. Following the immense success of Tough Crimes: True Cases by Top Canadian Criminal Lawyers, SHRUNK is the second book in Durvile Publications’ ‘True Cases Series’.

SHRUNK was released on May 5, 2016. Order from or at
Partial proceeds of the book go to the Schizophrenia Society of Canada.

Lyn Cadence
promoting publishers and their books for 20+ years

Source : Durvile Publications
Business Info :
Cadence PR

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