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Real Life 'Cracker' To Give Talk At Hertford Heath's Haileybury

15:48 - 03 March 2009

BRITAIN'S foremost real life Cracker, criminologist Professor David Wilson, will be visiting Hertford Heath's Haileybury on Tuesday (March 10).

The event will see the professor give a talk on "murder, serial killers and offender profiling".

Prof Wilson is Professor of Criminology at Birmingham City University, and regularly features on the BBC and other TV channels, both as a presenter and as a contributor. He is also a regular in The Guardian.

Before taking up an academic appointment in 1997, he was a prison governor and at 29 became the youngest governing governor in England. He worked at Grendon, Wormwood Scrubs and at Woodhill in Milton Keynes where he designed and ran the two units for the 12 most violent prisoners in the country, which brought him into contact for virtually every recent serial killer.

His recent television appearances include Newsnight, Election Unspun and Tonight with Trevor MacDonald.

His most recent book, Hunting Evil: Inside the Ipswich Serial Murders, (co-written with Paul Harrison) was published by Sphere on 20 March 2008.

He was responsible for the psychological profiling of the Ipswich serial killer, and was the psychological consultant for Big Brother until resigning on ethical grounds (he found that all of the advice he was giving in order to keep the house as humane as possible was being ignored deliberately to create somewhere inhumane and hostile where people would fall out).

Prof Wilson was also asked to profile the Madeleine McCann abductor but declined.

The talk will take place in Big School at 8pm on March 10, and is open to all pupils, staff, parents and the public. Call 01992 462507 to book a free seat.
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