Forensic

Witnesses to crimes make fewer errors when they are interviewed together than when they are interviewed separately says a study published in the Journal of Legal and Criminological Psychology. This is contrary to current police guidelines that say to interview witnesses separately.
‘Change has to come from within’: this workshop discusses how practitioners can promote intrinsic motivation in order to facilitate change.
Psychologists can help police officers to understand and resist myths about rape victims in an effort to improve the current conviction rate for the crime. That is the conclusion of research presented to the annual conference of the British Psychological Society’s Division of Forensic Psychology this week by Dr Anthony Murphy and Dr Ben Hine.
When we think of crime scene forensics, it’s easy to view it as the objective end of criminal investigation. Witnesses waffle, suspects slide around from the truth, and jurors can be misled by emotive evidence.
A clear and structured introduction to a number of current professional and ethical issues likely to be encountered within psychological practice Timetable
Former Ministry of Justice Chief Psychologist Graham Towl (University of Durham) has become chair of an innovative Sexual Violence Taskforce at the university – the first of its kind in the UK.
The British Psychological Society has published new guidance on Access to Sexually Explicit Illegal Material for the Purpose of Assessment, Intervention and Research.
Public and industry attention has been forced to focus on the psychological wellbeing of pilots and a lack of clinical psychological skill in aviation.
Event information 3.00 – 3.15pmDFP Wales – Dr Siriol David ‘DFP Vision for Wales’
An in-depth interview with a formerly violent right-wing extremist has provided psychologists with rare insights into the processes of disengagement and deradicalisation.
Event information The Division of Forensic Psychology Northern Ireland in partnership with NIBPS and The Psychology Departments of The Open University in Ireland, University of Ulster and Queen’s University Belfast would like to invite you
Are professionals better than the rest of us at spotting wrongdoing?
This year we have continued on exploring ways for us to develop ourselves as a professional body that leads the way on standards for forensic clinical psychological services.  We are re-establishing closer links with the Division of Forensic
If you've got some revision to do, get yourself a sketch pad and start drawing out the words or concepts that you want to remember.
Event information DFP Scotland presents 'Being a Trainee Forensic Psychologist in Scotland' followed by its AGM. Talk starts at 3.15pm. AGM starts at 4pm.
Monday 5th September 2016 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London
Wednesday 20th July 2016 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London
A guest post from Richard Stephens on our Research Digest blog looks at recent research into the factors that may lead people to violence, and that may yet he
Event information 10.15 - Visitors arrive at Grendon gate 10.45 - Visitors and residents go to Conference Centre 11.00 - Introduction to the day 11.10 - Presentation by Dr Karen Slade part 1 13.00 - Lunch
Most people are poor at detecting whether someone is lying, at least partly because most people think mistakenly that things like shifty eye movements and fidgeting hands are reliable signs of deception.
Working in forensic settings can be extremely challenging, particularly with individuals with personality disorders.
Consider and enhance your understanding of contextual factors when working within forensic settings.
This year marks the final year of grandparenting for the BPS forensic contexts testing qualifications, which have been developed for practitioners who use tests in forensic settings such as prisons, secure hospitals, courts or probation services.
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