Forensic

Through the our partnership with Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) the British Psychological Society has contributed to a new guide for commissioners of forensic mental health services
We're all familiar with the good cop, bad cop interrogation technique so often portrayed in TV and film.
Mentally unwell people should not be detained in police cells when mental health units are unable to take them in.
Through our partnership with the Joint Commissioning Panel for Mental Health (JCPMH) the British Psychological Society has contributed to a new guide for commissioners of forensic mental health services.  
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.
The LIFEMATTERS HP-V program is a set of tools to help healthcare professionals in training and in practice learn how to enhance wellbeing and self-care.  Details Provisional timetable
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.
The day will cover an introduction to quantitative research methods and explore the practicalities of conducting quantitative research. The session will focus on a review of different quantitative analysis methods, for example, t-tests, ANOVA
Male prisoners in England and Wales are to have numerous privileges taken from them when they are first sent behind bars.
This workshop will cover understanding trauma, including defining trauma and the neurology and psychology of trauma and trauma and domestic violence, including trauima and victimisation, trauma and perpetration and working with traumatised individ
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.
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?
Forget shifty eyes or fidgety fingers, psychology research has shown that these supposed signs of lying are unreliable. Liars easily learn to make eye contact, and anxiety can make honest people shift nervously.
The NHS Commissioning Board is recruiting chairs and clinical members to the clinical reference groups for all of the specialised services that it will play a direct r
The Division of Forensic Psychology (DFP) promotes the professional interests of forensic psychologists. We aim to develop psychology as a profession and as a body of knowledge and skills.
New laws have been introduced to tackle stalking in England and Wales.
Systematic assessment of the risk of harm to self and others is now generally accepted to be a crucial component in the effective management of individuals with a history of harmful behaviour.  Using the method of structured professional judg
This workshop aims to develop knowledge and practice in the area of self-harm and suicidal behaviour in forensic settings.
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