Cops and Writers Podcast

#159 100 Hours, 34 Sessions With David Berkowitz, The Son of Sam (Part One)

February 25, 2024 Patrick O'Donnell / Vic Ferrari / Michael Caparrelli Episode 159
Cops and Writers Podcast
#159 100 Hours, 34 Sessions With David Berkowitz, The Son of Sam (Part One)
Show Notes

Dr. Michael Caparrelli spent 100 hours,  34 Sessions With David Berkowitz, the Son of Sam.

Welcome everyone to part one of my interview with Bestselling Author and Psychologist, Dr. Michael Caparrelli. Dr. Caparrelli holds a PhD in Behavioral Science with an emphasis on Addiction Psychology. 

Dr. Caparrelli spent 100 hours, over 34 sessions with one of the most feared murderers in America’s history, David Berkowitz aka The Son of Sam. Dr. Caparrelli wrote an amazing book titled, MONSTER MIRROR: 100 HOURS with DAVID BERKOWITZ, ONCE KNOW AS the SON OF SAM that chronicles his time with David Berkowitz. 

Dr. Caparrelli shares valuable insights into his time with one of our nation’s most notorious serial killers in history that are relevant to the times we are living in today. 

As a special treat to everyone, I brought in my friend and colleague, Podcaster, Author, and Retired NYPD Detective Vic Ferrari. Vic spent most of his life in New York and shares his perspective of the case from the point of view of an NYPD Detective and resident of New York.

In today’s episode we discuss:

·      Overview of New York in the late 70’s. City was BK, crime was out of control, mob (blackout).

·      Rumors of the NYPD asking the mob for help in catching the Son of Sam.

·      Quick recap of the SOS murders and when they started.

·      How would the NYPD coordinate such a huge task like capturing SOS?

·      How a parking ticket broke the case wide open.

·      How soon after David met his birth mom and sister did he start killing and what influence did that have on his homicidal rampage?

·      Why Dr. Caparrelli wrote the book, Monster Mirror.

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