Was it the Boogey Man in Orlando? Why did we not identify him before it became tragic for so many?
Tuesday, 7 June 2016
The Orlando horror has added to our desperation to identify those who will do bad things. We want to believe it is possible to catch them before something terrible happens and the crass industry of risk assessment, management and mitigation uses every opportunity of this kind to reinforce the belief that it is possible. Our fear invites faith in those who say they can. The industry players say…
New review of 'The Last Truth'
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
“The Last Truth is a powerful and psychologically gripping work about some very damaged people, giving equal parts of insight, sympathy and horror. A good story, too.”
Adam Morton, author of, On Evil (2005); Emotion and Imagination (2013); Bounded Thinking: Intellectual virtues for limited agents (2012), and more.
Using Literary Drama to Educate Health and Human Services Students
Sunday, 5 June 2016
Theories of violence, abuse and recovery can be taught in the classroom, but there are many factors that make this a challenge. Getting all the students in a class on the same page in respect of each case example is only a part of that problem. The subject matter can turn clinical students off and not infrequently the great moral divide between victims and perpetrators invites empathic concern/…
Hot reviews of 'The Last Truth'
Monday, 23 May 2016
"I recommend Brian Thomas-Peter's novel The Last Truth. This novel does something exceptionally difficult: it makes convincing fiction out of real clinical and forensic experience. That is a great challenge; and BTP meets it." Brean Hammond (Emeritus Professor of English Literature at University of Nottingham) recently offered this pre-publication review of The Last Truth, on LinkedIn.
Making progress with difficult people in high security
Wednesday, 11 May 2016
First, let me thank all those helping me to make good progress towards publication; 26% complete after 12 days. Very pleasing. Thank you.
Years ago, working in high security, a psychiatrist colleague and I would talk of how long it would take for this or that person in our care, usually a young man, horribly damaged by life and still dangerous to others, to change significantly. The conclusion…
The Last Truth project is about to launch!
Sunday, 24 April 2016
This week my manuscript gets exposed to the world of crowd funding. Thanks to everyone who has helped get it to this stage and anyone who finds their way to this blog. From time to time I will add a story or comment about the project or background to it. Here is the first installment.
The project started several years ago in response to my increasing discontent with psycho / slasher / detective…