SHRUNK is a collection of true cases by eminent Canadian and international forensic psychologists and psychiatrists facing the tough topic of mental illness in the criminal justice system.
Lorene Shyba, MFA PhD 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 she is affiliated academically with The University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts.
J. Thomas Dalby PhD, R Psych, ABN Thomas Dalby is described by the American Bar Association as one of North America’s leading forensic psychologists. He 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.
While "Shrunk" provides a unique perspective on the intersection of mental illness and the criminal justice system, it also highlights an unsettling truth: "Disturbing acts of violence are sometimes not easily explained at all, even by experts," Watts writes. "It is often impossible to predict in advance who is likely to commit heinous acts of violence." - Colin Perkel, Canadian Press