Law and Crime

Women who kill their abusive partners are more likely to be perceived as guilty if they are deemed attractive.
Unfortunately this event is cancelled. This workshop aims to provide the participants with the knowledge needed to become a reliable and sought after expert witness in the criminal courts.
Unfortunately this event has been cancelled. This workshop aims to provide the participants with the knowledge needed to become a reliable and sought after expert witness in the criminal courts.
The 22nd Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference will be held in 2013 at Queens University Belfast.  We are very excited to hold this event for the first time in Northern Ireland and it will be our pleasure to welcome you to this wo
Coventry University has held a conference to celebrate 10 years of forensic psychology research and learning.
A private member’s bill that would repeal laws preventing people with mental health problems from serving as MPs, school governors, jurors or company directors received its second reading in the Commons today (14 September).
Although highly effective, the Cognitive Interview can be an impractical way of obtaining information from eye-witnesses and it often goes unused.
Some police officers are far better than others at recognising people glimpsed in CCTV footage, research presented at a Society Conference today will show.
Society Fellow Roderick Orner was in Norway last summer at the time of Breivik's crimes and spoke to us then about their impact on Norwegian society. We asked him for his views in the light of last week's verdict.
A multidisciplinary team has surveyed nearly 200 state trial court judges in the US, showing that their decision making is swayed by a neurobiological explanation for psychopathy.
Polygraphs do not always accurately predict whether someone is telling the truth or not.
People working in the retail sector are less likely to steal from their employer when handed a higher wage, new research has suggested.
The scale of mental health problems in the UK's criminal justice system is shocking, it has been claimed.
Dr Simone Fox, a Chartered Psychologist with Royal Holloway, University of London, and South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, has received the Whatever It Takes Award from MST Services for her dedication to her work with at-risk youth and families.
A five-day programme for convicted offenders has been shown to be effective in increasing their levels of concern for their victims and motivation to change. The Supporting Offenders through Restoration Inside (SORI) programme, which has been piloted in seven prisons across the UK, is the subject of a study published in the journal Criminological and Legal Psychology today.
Dr Blake McKimmie from the University of Queensland won the prize for the best poster at the Society’s Annual Conference in London last week.
Gestures made during interviews can influence or even misinform eyewitnesses. In addition eyewitnesses are unlikely to recall the influential gestures being shown to them, new research suggests.
Online dating scammers groom their victims by developing 'hyper-personal' relationships which can leave victims feeling doubly traumatised.
The tendency for prisoners to support prison gangs is based on beliefs that gangs are supportive, well-ordered and protective, and consist of friends.
A report into the quality of psychological experts and their court reports witness reports used in family courts has identified concerns about the
The Daily Mail today, 13 March 2012, published an article on a new report examining expert witness
Shift work, long hours and being unable to switch out of work-role when at home, are just some of the stressors that lead officers to experience anxiety and depression.
With Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows showing in cinemas and the second series of the BBC's adaptation hitting our screens, Society Honorary Fellow Professor John Radford explains Sherlock Holmes’ continuing hold on our imagination.
Many factors are taken into account when deciding whether or not a person is psychotic, it has been noted.
This year's riots were not simply the result of mindless criminality, according to psychologists expert in crowd psychology and the policing of riots. In one of the first substantial analyses of August’s events, Professor Steve Reicher and Dr Clifford Stott suggest there was much more to the riots than an irrational mob mentality. 
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