Forensic

A "collective hysteria" affected many courts following the 2011 riots in England, a new study has concluded.
Could a little fear of crime be helpful in preventing people from committing criminal acts or becoming victims of crime themselves?
According to decades of psychology research, most people, including law enforcement professionals, are useless at detecting lies. But a new paper argues that nearly all previous lie detection research has been unrealistic.
The North West of England Branch of the British Psychological Society held its inaugural Forensic Psychology conference at the Manchester Conference Centre on Friday 17 October.
This is an evening of mindful practice and discussion of its use in forensic settings
The British Psychological Society, Sense about Science and NatCen Social Research, with the support of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, are hosting a panel debate on crime reduction at the Liberal Democrats’ Autumn Conference on Tuesday 7 October.
Sense about Science, the British Psychological Society and NatCen Social Research, with the support of the Alliance for Useful Evidence, are hosting a panel debate on crime reduction at the Conservative Party Conference in Birmingham today (Tuesday 30 September).
Early intervention could reduce the risk of aggressive children going on to become psychiatrically troubled and commit violent acts, according to new research.
The Autism & Criminal Justice System Network held its second conference last week at City University, London. Subject under discussion included:
The British Psychological Society has welcomed a bill on gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence published by the National Assembly for Wales. In our response to the consultation on the bill we say:
Suspects of crime could be given away by their eyes, new research suggests.
A half-day conference on understanding and managing psychological trauma is taking place at the University of Ulster, Coleraine, this week (Monday 1 September).
The Northern Ireland Branches of The Divisions of Forensic Psychology and Clinical Psychology are pleased to announce a free member event for members of both Divisions.
The North West Hub of the Northern Ireland Branch of the British Psychological Society (NIBPS) and The Division of Forensic Psychology Northern Ireland Branch (DFPNI) together with The Sch
Stanford Prison Experiment (SPE) has acquired a mythical status and provided the inspiration for at least two feature-length films.
***Registration is now open - Early bird fees apply until 7 May 2015***The 24th Division of For
Young people who enjoy committing arson are predisposed to engaging in other kinds of anti-social behaviour, a new study has concluded.
Seminar Series 03/14The Division of Forensic Psychology Northern Ireland is delighted to join with the School of Psychology at Queen’s University Belfast to host the following Seminar which is free to attend.
When men are aggressive towards women, their behaviour is often driven by the feeling that their masculinity has been threatened.
Domestic homicide campaigners have welcomed a change in Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) policy after a new guidance note was issued following meetings with a victims’ famiiy lobbying.
Patients in Rampton Hospital, a secure psychiatric unit in Nottinghamshire, have reported that the single most important factor affecting their recovery was the support and commitment of their therapist.
New research suggests older people may make less reliable eyewitnesses. Research conducted by Dr Helen Kaye of The Open University involved 134 people aged between 22 and 66 years old, who were asked to watch video footage of a mugging.
The British Psychological Society is holding a reception at the Scottish Parliament this evening (29 April 2014) to raise awareness of the increased risk of reoffending behaviour following injury to the head and brain.
People who commit reckless or immoral acts are less likely to be judged harshly if they avoid serious consequences suggests a study published today in the Society's British Journal of Psychology.
Protestors including writers and actors gathered outside Pentonville Prison in north London last week to campaign against new legislation that prevents people from sending books to those in jail.
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