Law and Crime

Their actions are criminal and they cause untold misery, but repeat burglars are skilled at what they do and in that sense they are experts.
A recent report, compiled by the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, has explored how often American courts currently use neuroscience in trials.
The role of psychology in supporting legal processes has expanded markedly in recent years, leading to a welcome increase in the influence of research from psychology.
There is a mistaken cultural assumption, says a new study, that women are, by their nature, incapable of being serial killers – defined here as murderers of three or more victims, spaced out with at least a week between killings.
In a new study, published today in the British Psychological Society journal Legal and Criminology Psychology, researchers from the University of Surrey found further evidence to suggest that eyewitnesses to crimes remember more accurate details when they close their eyes.
Today, 10 December, is International Human Rights Day. On this occasion the European Federation of Psychologists’ Associations (EFPA) has appealed to its 36 national member associations to raise public awareness on human rights and to encourage action against violations of human rights.
Psychologists and psychiatrist are frequently called on to provide expert testimony in court.
On the back of research first published in 1970s and 19880s, an increasing number of jails in the Western world are painting their cells pink, in the belief that doing so has a calming effect on prisoners.
The British Psychological Society has issued its first forensic testing qualifications to Chartered members who applied via a ‘grandparenting’ route.
This workshop is for anyone interested in learning about meta-synthesis of qualitative research for the purposes of systematically reviewing a diverse evidence base. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
The workshop will offer a clear and structured introduction to a number of current professional and ethical issues likely to be encountered within psychological practice. Timetable
A new perspective on conducting research in psychology. Timetable 09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee 10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch) 16:30 Workshop ends
This workshop will offer researchers who are more used to working within quantitative paradigms some ways, advantages and challenges of combining quantitative methods with qualitative methods to conduct mixed methods research.  Timeta
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Never has it been more urgent that we understand why people are drawn to extremist beliefs and to violent extremist organisations.
A "collective hysteria" affected many courts following the 2011 riots in England, a new study has concluded.
Could a little fear of crime be helpful in preventing people from committing criminal acts or becoming victims of crime themselves?
According to decades of psychology research, most people, including law enforcement professionals, are useless at detecting lies. But a new paper argues that nearly all previous lie detection research has been unrealistic.
The North West of England Branch of the British Psychological Society held its inaugural Forensic Psychology conference at the Manchester Conference Centre on Friday 17 October.
The British Psychological Society, Sense about Science and NatCen Social Research, with the support of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, are hosting a panel debate on crime reduction at the Liberal Democrats’ Autumn Conference on Tuesday 7 October.
Sense about Science, the British Psychological Society and NatCen Social Research, with the support of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, are hosting a panel debate on crime reduction at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham today (Tuesday 30 September).
Early intervention could reduce the risk of aggressive children going on to become psychiatrically troubled and commit violent acts, according to new research.
The Autism & Criminal Justice System Network held its second conference last week at City University, London. Subject under discussion included:
Thursday 23 October and Friday 24 October The Harbour Heights Hotel, 73 Haven Rd, Poole, Dorset BH13 7LW Confirmed speakers:
Suspects of crime could be given away by their eyes, new research suggests.
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