Forensic

The 22nd Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference will be held in 2013 at Queens University Belfast.  We are very excited to hold this event for the first time in Northern Ireland and it will be our pleasure to welcome you to this wo
Coventry University has held a conference to celebrate 10 years of forensic psychology research and learning.
Although highly effective, the Cognitive Interview can be an impractical way of obtaining information from eye-witnesses and it often goes unused.
The LIFEMATTERS HP-V program is a set of tools to help healthcare professionals in training and in practice learn how to:
A link between aggression and media violence has been suggested by a new study.
Some police officers are far better than others at recognising people glimpsed in CCTV footage, research presented at a Society Conference today will show.
Society Fellow Roderick Orner was in Norway last summer at the time of Breivik's crimes and spoke to us then about their impact on Norwegian society. We asked him for his views in the light of last week's verdict.
A multidisciplinary team has surveyed nearly 200 state trial court judges in the US, showing that their decision making is swayed by a neurobiological explanation for psychopathy.
Polygraphs do not always accurately predict whether someone is telling the truth or not.
People working in the retail sector are less likely to steal from their employer when handed a higher wage, new research has suggested.
The cinema shootings by a young 24 year old man in Denver Colorado, at a late night screening of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises, has raised questions again about the link between violence in the media and violent crime.
A person's eye movements give no indication of whether or not they are lying, new research has found.
The scale of mental health problems in the UK's criminal justice system is shocking, it has been claimed.
The BPS has been involved in a response to a Ministry of Justice consultation.
Difficulties endured during childhood should be taken into account when the legal system deals with adolescent crimes.
Dr Simone Fox, a Chartered Psychologist with Royal Holloway, University of London, and South West London & St George's Mental Health NHS Trust, has received the Whatever It Takes Award from MST Services for her dedication to her work with at-risk youth and families.
A study carried out at the University of Leicester's School of Psychology has found that younger people who are disagreeable are more likely to prefer aggressive dogs.
A five-day programme for convicted offenders has been shown to be effective in increasing their levels of concern for their victims and motivation to change. The Supporting Offenders through Restoration Inside (SORI) programme, which has been piloted in seven prisons across the UK, is the subject of a study published in the journal Criminological and Legal Psychology today.
People who rate themselves as having high emotional intelligence (EI) tend to overestimate their ability to detect deception in others. This is the finding of a paper published today in the journal Legal and Criminological Psychology.
Frank Abagnale Jr, the confidence trickster who inspired the film "Catch Me If You Can", later became a security consultant for the FBI.
The Division’s committee has remained focused on supporting the membership through an agenda around four core strategic aims:
Dr Blake McKimmie from the University of Queensland won the prize for the best poster at the Society’s Annual Conference in London last week.
Gestures made during interviews can influence or even misinform eyewitnesses. In addition eyewitnesses are unlikely to recall the influential gestures being shown to them, new research suggests.
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.
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