Often, the most unlikely people have committed murder and the motives for murder are infinitely varied. Dr. Schmalzbach – consulting psychiatrist to the N.S.W. Government – examines twelve notable murders of the 1960s in which he was professionally consulted as a matter of course. The motives were different in all cases, and in all cases the mental state of the accused at the time the crime was committed had been called in question – usually by the defence. Dr. Schmalzbach posited that since there were some evil men, then logically, there must be some evil women. What he called the ‘Delilah’ syndrome was behaviour in some women that led them to behave in a way that incited violence in their partners. An brief summary published in the Sydney Morning Herald on this presentation that was to be made at an international conference in December 1982 caused a group of individual militant feminists to demand Dr. Schmalzbach’s dismissal on the grounds that he was obviously a misogynist. They achieved their aim – he was dismissed, the reason being given that he had exceeded the statutory age specified for his position.