New book by Carluke criminologist David Wilson

A PACKED audience at Carluke Lifestyles Centre was given an insight into Britain's serial killers by leading criminologist David Wilson.

Originally from Carluke, David is now Professor of Criminology at the Centre for Criminal Justice Policy at Birmingham City University.

He has worked on some of Britains most notorious cases, including the gruesome Ipswich murders in late 2006.

David also took the opportunity to promote his new book, A History of British Serial Killing.

And he revealed that his academic background was not the only reason why he could speak at length about serial killers.

For he was also a Governor at some of England's most notorious prisons from 1984 to 1997.

David explained: "I finished my PhD on the Friday and on the Monday I was assistant governor at Wormwood Scrubs!"

David also worked at Grendon and Woodhill in Milton Keynes, where he designed and ran two units for the 12 most violent prisoners in the country, which brought him into contact with virtually every recent serial killer in British history.

David also took the opportunity to promote his new book, A History of British Serial Killing.

He is also currently working on a new book on the Bible John killings in Glasgow.

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