Jay Richards

Psychologist. Philosopher. Author

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Fiction Friday: Indirect Objects Part 2

Fire, light, power, control, and, oh yes, the missing link of sex. You were wondering if I’d ever get there? I remember when we got a visit from a social worker after I was found with drawings of a teacher I had passed to another boy in sixth grade.  I had drawn her...

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Fiction Friday: Spared Parts – Part 1

Usually there’d be a few dozen ears spread out on the white counter sorted out by size and complexion near a jumbled heap of them, as though someone had been called away from a grisly game of solitaire. I’d usually scoop them up in a box, pretending I thought they had...

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Silhouette of Virtue: A Novel

Starting with facts surrounding series of rapes committed in the 1970’s, the book follows Dr. Nathan Rivers, a black philosopher at a midwestern University, on his quest to uncover the truth. This is a an emotional, suspenseful, and sensually rich story of racial mistrust, police power, and the culture wars in Vietnam Era America. Learn more.

Author, philosopher, and one of America’s leading psychopath experts. . . 

JAY RICHARDS, PHD, is a forensic psychologist and expert witness with over thirty years of experience in diagnosing, managing, and studying psychopaths, sex offenders, and mentally disordered offenders.  His fiction explores how people (normal and disordered alike) make choices in a world that is simultaneously predetermined and stultifying—unpredictable and dangerous. His first novel Silhouette of Virtue is based, in part, on actual crimes that occurred on a university campus during the mid-1970s.

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Unpacking Silhouette of Virtue

Professor Clarence Spigner speaks with Jay Richards about his new novel, Silhouette of Virtue, exploring the various deeper themes–psychological, racial, and philosophical–that the Jay has woven into the substratum of the plot.


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