Forensic psychology milestone for Coventry

Coventry University has held a conference to celebrate 10 years of forensic psychology research and learning. Entitled Forensic 10, the day was organised by the Department of Psychology and Behavioural Sciences at the learning institute and was attended by more than 60 people from across the UK.

Numerous topics were discussed at the event, including a keynote speech from psychologists Professor Graham Davies and Professor Anthony Beech, who talked about the role played by information technology in forensic activity.

The conference was held to celebrate the success of two courses - Forensic Psychology MSc and Forensic Psychology and Crime MSc, both of which are accredited by the British Psychological Society.

Dr Sarah Brown, a Reader in Forensic Psychology at the university, noted: "This conference was a fantastic opportunity to celebrate ten years of significant achievement and results in both postgraduate learning and applied research."

Other issues looked at during the day included sexual offending, victims of crime, interventions in the Criminal Justice System and intimate partner violence.