This ground-breaking book examines the role of crime in the lives of people with Dissociative Identity Disorder, formerly known as Multiple Personality Disorder, a condition which appears to be caused by prolonged trauma in infancy and childhood. This trauma may be linked with crimes committed against them, crimes they have witnessed, and crimes they have committed under duress. This collection of essays by a range of distinguished international contributors explores the complex legal, ethical, moral, and clinical questions which face psychotherapists and other professionals working with people suffering from Dissociative Identity Disorder. Contributors to this book are drawn from a wide range of professions including psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, counselling, psychology, medicine, law, police, and social work.
Satanist ritual abuse and the problem of credibility / Joan Coleman -- Unsolved : investigating allegations of ritual abuse : an interview with Chris Healey -- The extreme abuse surveys : preliminary findings regarding dissociative identity disorder / Thorsten Becker ... [et al.] -- The protectors of the secrets / "Aahdee" -- Am I safe yet? / Sue Cross, with "Louise" (and her alters) -- Dissociative identity disorder and criminal responsibility / James Farmer, Warwick Middleton & John Devereux -- When murder moves inside / Valerie Sinason -- When the imaginary becomes the real : reflections of a bemused psychoanalyst / Phil Mollon -- Some clinical implications of believing or not believing the patient / Graeme Galton -- Infanticidal attachment : the link between dissociative identity disorder and crime / Adah Sachs -- Letter from a general practitioner / Alison Anderson -- Corroboration in the body tissues / John Silverstone -- Opening Pandora's box / Sur Cook -- From social conditioning to mind control / Valerie Sinason -- Mind control : simple to complex / Ellen P. Lacter.