This week we’re joined by Dr. Devon Polaschek. Dr. Polaschek is the Joint Director of the New Zealand Institute for Security and Crime Science at the University of Waikato. I will further embarrass her by mentioning that she was recently awarded with a Queen’s Birthday honour (as in Queen Elizabeth). Dr. Polaschek has has been made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services to criminal psychology.
In this interview, we talk about Devon’s work with imprisoned psychopaths and her successful efforts to rehabilitate them. It’s a fascinating discussion of the perspective of psychopaths: how they differ from other criminals and the ways in which they are similar.