Law and Crime

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Despite recent improvements to their training, a new study isuggests the police are as susceptible as the general public to holding false beliefs about psychology that apply to their work.

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Consider broader influences on wellbeing and what this means for best-practice

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Today’s proposal by the Law Commission to include psychologists in wider tests to assess defendants’ mental fitness when facing criminal charges has been welcomed by BPS President Professor Jamie Hacker Hughes.

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The idea that children can't be held fully responsible for their crimes dates back thousands of years. Today, in many countries around the world, the principle is written into law as "The Age of Criminal Responsibility".

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This free event is aimed at solicitors, barristers, judges and politicians.  

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While restorative justice is becoming an increasingly common practice, psychologically informed research into its effects is relatively rare.

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Advance Decisions can be a crucial element of planning for ‘a good death’ – empowering individuals & enabling person-centred care.

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Advance Decisions can be a crucial element of planning for ‘a good death’ – empowering individuals & enabling person-centred care.

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This workshop will prepare participants to work with offenders who have intellectual disability (ID).

The workshop will cover the definition, diagnosis and clinical presentation of people with intellectual disability in order to equip part

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Learn how to choose, interpret and use psychometric assessments as an Expert Witness in court.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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Learn how to choose, interpret and use psychometric assessments as an Expert Witness in court.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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Learn how to present your Expert Witness Testimony to the courts and be prepared to face challenges made by the legal profession.

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Learn how to present your Expert Witness Testimony to the courts and be prepared to face challenges made by the legal profession.

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Learn how to choose, interpret and use psychometric assessments as an Expert Witness in court.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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Learn how to present your Expert Witness Testimony to the courts and be prepared to face challenges made by the legal profession.

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Learn how the Expert Witness Report is the foundation of Expert Witness work and how it should meet the court’s expectations.

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Learn how the Expert Witness Report is the foundation of Expert Witness work and how it should meet the court’s expectations.

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Learn how the Expert Witness Report is the foundation of Expert Witness work and how it should meet the court’s expectations.

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Learn essential knowledge of becoming an expert witness to the court.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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Learn essential knowledge of becoming an expert witness to the court.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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Learn essential knowledge of becoming an expert witness to the court.

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09:30 Registration/Tea and Coffee
10:00 Workshop starts (there will be a break for lunch)
16:30 Workshop ends

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The British Psychological Society is sponsoring three sessions at the Cheltenham Literature Festival as part of our work to bring insights from evidence-based science to a wider public.

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As a juror in a criminal trial, you are meant to make a judgment of the defendant's guilt or innocence based on the evidence and arguments presented.

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Police professionals are better observers than members of the public says a study published in a BPS Journal this week.

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