Law and Crime

One of the main arguments for having more police is that they act as a deterrent. With more officers on the street, more would-be criminals can be stopped and questioned; more wrong-doers can be arrested.
The ruling by the European Court of Human Rights against whole-life prison sentences without review has focused attention on the possibility of rehabilitation.
A new pilot scheme has been launched to reduce the number of instances where people with mental health problems are detained in the wrong environment.
Following the failure of Ian Brady's bid to be transferred from a psychiatric hospital back to prison, Professor Peter Kinderman - Director of the University of Liverpool’s Institute of Psychology, Health & Society and a former chair of o
Prisoner populations in Northern Ireland (NI) show a higher percentage of paranoid characteristics than those in England and Wales. 
Saying ‘no comment’ in a police interview can make you look guilty suggests research being presented at the Division of Forensic (DFP) Psychology annual conference today at Queen's University Belfast.
Dishevelled, diminutive and deep in thought, the TV detective Columbo would often bring a cigar-bearing hand to his forehead. You could almost hear the cogs whirring.
Male prisoners in England and Wales are to have numerous privileges taken from them when they are first sent behind bars.
The day will offer an introduction to the area of Expert Witness and Medical- Legal work and consider the opportunities within this for Counselling Psychologists. 
Any efforts to tackle the problem of online dating scams should take the emotional state of the person being conned into account.
The idea that police on our streets makes people feel safer is usually taken as a given.
Cross-examining child witnesses in court fails to get to the truth, suggests a new study published this week in our Legal and Criminological Psychology journal.  The study, undertaken by Rhiannon Fogliati and Kay Bussey from Macquarie University, Australia, examined the assumption that cross-examination produces a more truthful testimony.
Aggression in men is not linked to the shape of their face.
Imagine you are on a jury: would you trust the testimony of a drunk eyewitness?
Researchers have developed a new test aimed at catching out individuals who are able to cheat lie detectors.
New laws have been introduced to tackle stalking in England and Wales.
This workshop aims to provide the participants with the knowledge needed to become a reliable and sought after expert witness in the civil courts. Unfortunately this event is cancelled
This workshop aims to develop knowledge and practice in the area of self-harm and suicidal behaviour in forensic settings.
Examining Models of Assessing Victims in Order to Treat Them Effectively
Today sees the publication of a major new report by a Chartered Psychologist on the impact that acquired brain injuries can have on young people in childhood and in their transition to adulthood. It also outlines the criminal justice consequences if these injuries go untreated.
Examining Models of Assessing Victims in Order to Treat Them Effectively
This workshop provides  participants with the knowledge needed to use and provide expert testimony that incorporates the use of psychometric assessments.
This workshop focuses on the importance of expert witness testimony. Presenting evidence in court is the culmination of the work carried out in your role as an expert witness.
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