AFFLUENZA: Real Problem, Unreal Excuse for Manslaughter!

December 17, 2013
Hosted by Dr. Carole Lieberman

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Episode Description

What was Judge Jean Boyd thinking when she sentenced 16-year-old Ethan Couch to 10 years probation and confinement in a luxurious rehab center instead of 20 years' confinement in prison? Affluenza is a real problem, it's just not a good enough excuse for manslaughter by a teen whose drunken joyride ended in the killing of 4 innocent people! Today's guest, James D'Amico, the author of The Affluenza Antidote, has had a 35-year-career as a wealth manager, advising affluent families. He has tried to prevent kids from turning into spoiled brats who make deadly mistakes. What was expert witness psychologist G. Dick Miller thinking when he provided testimony to help a rich kid get off scott free? Dr. Carole will answer this question based upon her years of experience as a forensic psychiatrist/expert witness in hundreds of civil and criminal cases.

Dr. Carole's Couch

Dr. Carole's Couch

Tuesday at 1 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Variety Channel

Everyday we are bombarded with stories in our newspapers, on television and on the radio that make it seem as though society is spiraling out of control. But just when everything in the world seems insane, Dr. Carole Lieberman creates a sanctuary for sanity. Call or log in to get help making sense of these turbulent times or just for advice from a soothing voice. “Dr. Carole’s Couch” broadcasts each Tuesday at 1pm Pacific (4pm Eastern) on the VoiceAmerica Channel.

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Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman

Dr. Carole Lieberman is the psychiatrist the world trusts for help coping with today's times. She is also the preeminent authority on the psychology of show biz and the psychological influence of media. A multiple Emmy award-winner, Dr. Lieberman has spent over a decade analyzing the psychological impact of world events, as a guest and host on all major media outlets. She has appeared on "Oprah", CNN, “Entertainment Tonight, “Good Morning America”, "The Today Show", “The O’Reilly Factor”, Court TV, the BBC, and numerous other high profile shows. Her work has garnered numerous awards, including those from the Writers Guild of America, City of Los Angeles and the Film Advisory Board. Dr. Carole's latest book, Coping with Terrorism: Dreams Interrupted, a psychological survival guide, has recently been released. She maintains a star-studded practice in Beverly Hills and is listed in numerous Who’s Who directories.

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