Karen Matthews – Faking It: Tears Of a Crime

Karen Matthews was jailed after her daughter Shannon, then aged nine, was held captive, drugged and tethered with a rope. With her secret boyfriend, Matthews hatched the kidnap plot in order to claim a £50,000 newspaper reward. Shannon’s 24-day disappearance in Dewsbury Moor in February 2008 led to the biggest police manhunt in West Yorkshire…

Kerry Daynes for BBC Focus – April 2017

My Life Scientific Forensic psychologist Kerry Daynes talks to Helen Pilcher about psychopaths, stalkers and the surreal side of working with serial killers. What do you do? I’ve spent much of my career working with people who have severe personality disorders, including psychopaths and the most violent and sexual offenders. It was my job to…