Law and Crime

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. 
People with extreme antisocial personalities may be more inclined to join gangs, new research has suggested.
The tagging and electronic monitoring of offenders is a staple of modern law enforcement, but the technology has its roots in the counter culture an earlier decade. Professor Robert S. Gable recalls his ‘Streetcorner Project’ in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in the early 1960s.
Inequality has been cited as one of the issues that may have sparked the riots that occurred in England this summer.
Laura Empey from the National Policing Improvement Agency has won our Division of Occupational Psychology’s Practitioner of the Year award for her work designing and implementing a new recruitment process for special constables.
Some of Britain’s leading occupational psychologists were honoured last night by the British Psychological Society’s Division of Occupational Psychology.
Mothers are being needlessly separated from their children because of imprisonment practices, it has been claimed.
Social workers and residential care employees are among the professionals to be included in the UK's first register of restorative justice experts.
This event has been approved by the BPS Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
Sunday saw the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attack on New York and Washington in which almost 3000 people died. British psychologists have been talking about the effect of this anniversary and of the atrocities themselves.
Student unrest in London last November and December was not caused by the police using less confrontational tactics but by a failure to implement those tactics thoroughly.
A Chartered Psychologist has been appointed to the Risk Management Authority, a Scottish public body concerned with the assessment of offenders whose liberty presents a risk to t
A Chartered Psychologist at Nottingham University has directed an innovative event that brought together 30 people from the university, the National Health Service and the voluntary sector to develop new health care projects.
Dr Carole Allan, the new President of the British Psychological Society, has written to the prime minister offering the help of the Society and its members in the aftermath of the recent riots:
Philip Zimbardo’s Stanford Prison Experiment, which was conducted 40 years ago this week, is one of the most influential studies in the history of psychology. It has been used to explain everything from 9/11 to the Abu Graib abuses to the recent London riots. But two British psychologists argue that Zimbardo’s findings have been increasingly questioned over the years and that more subtle explanations of human cruelty are now available to us.
In a defining image of the recent English riots, a man helped an injured youngster to his feet while an accomplice stole from the same victim's bag. This sheer lack of empathy on the part of the perpetrators has shaken observers to their core.
England experienced riots last week as unrest spread across London and then to other cities.
It's surely just a matter of time until functional MRI brain scans are admitted in US and UK courts.
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