Reviews and Comments
"This book will become the definitive resource for all those involved with forensic sleep medicine—victims, law enforcement personnel, judges, juries, sleep medicine practitioners, and attorneys. The field of forensic sleep medicine will benefit greatly from the clear, valid scientific presentation and thoughtful practical approaches proposed for these often-challenging cases. Most important, this book provides an important deterrent to junk science in the courtroom."
—Mark W. Mahowald, MD, former Director, Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center, Hennepin County Medical Center, and former Professor of Neurology, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis
"As a highly regarded forensic expert in sleepwalking, Pressman brings common sense and scientific evidence to bear on the subject of what humans are capable of doing or not doing during sleep. With reference to actual legal cases, he provides a powerfully useful "manual" for those in the legal and medical professions dealing with the vexed problem of determining criminal responsibility in cases of apparently "automatic" behaviors."
--Ron Grunstein, MB, BS, MD, PhD, FRACP, Professor of Sleep Medicine and NHMRC Senior Principal Research Fellow, Woolcock Institute of Medical Research, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
"Pressman has accomplished an amazing feat: covering sleep physiology, sleep disorders, and legal defenses to crimes in one volume. Meticulously referenced and beautifully illustrated, this book is one-stop shopping for forensic professionals encountering parasomnias in criminal cases. Essential reading for expert witnesses asked to testify in this complex area.
--Kenneth J. Weiss, MD, Robert L. Sadoff Clinical Professor of Forensic Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia