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So owners like to be Drew Peterson would come here myself and for your house and see if you -- -- If there's one thing everyone can agree on it's -- Drew Peterson has spend one competent man.
-- -- salmon out forensic psychologist and author of inside the criminal mind.
And doctor John Sharp professor of psychiatry at the is staying at Harvard Medical School.
All right gentlemen I know.
That you cannot diagnose from afar but let's talk about Drew Peterson for a little bit now.
This guy that he's facing life in prison.
He's a cop are right most guys would be depressed.
They would be fearful they would be frightened that this guy is competent.
He's engaged but -- is almost exuberant.
And I'll start -- -- what doctors salmon now I mean what do you see what is -- telling you.
Well I think this is fairly typical it is the super optimism.
That I have seen in so many offenders whom I've interviewed.
There are certain they're going to get away with a crime before they commit -- they're even more certain as they commit it and even after the fact.
Now in this case mr.
-- -- of course I've not interviewed but he was a policeman for.
Over two decades so he knows the system he knows it inside out he's appeared on numerous television programs.
And he has didn't become something of a celebrity.
And you know what.
So far he has gotten away with all of it so.
The super optimism is fortified but.
But when you talk about so -- optimism.
What does that based in is that it doesn't -- Genesis and some other kind of diagnosis.
Or I mean if you if you go to jail it's not gonna be a good times you've -- a cop.
Of course when a person commits -- crime he knows the occupational hazards.
But he can get caught convicted confined injured or killed.
And a high risk crime but he has the capacity to do something the most of us can't do and have no reason to do.
They can -- off those fears long enough to do exactly what they want so there again they're absolutely certain.
That they can get away with it you know what it is like -- I think therefore it is thinking makes it so doctor sharp.
How do you how do you take this this behavior.
Well I agree I think that he -- a means to shut off his fears here as a means to shut off his regard for somebody else.
-- this is not morally based series of actions are -- basis is based on.
Can I get away with that I believe I can so I believe in his mind you know -- not a lot of sunshine I think what we're seeing here is someone who's driven.
For his own means and that's why you're seeing someone -- -- off the cuff and so on natural well I surprisingly took such an active role in jury selection yeah I mean I don't think quote normal person who was falsely accused of a crime like this.
Could be capable of being so involved and being so casual when he speaks to reporters and does all these interviews -- we've seen -- over time in the press.
He doesn't come off like a man -- either grieving or really dealing with a normal set of capacity.
To feel others' feelings.
All right and and finally housing and act before the jury -- seven will -- continue to be very active with this jury during the course of the trial.
Oh absolutely I would think so.
He is a person who believes the world revolves around him why would it be any different --
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