The purpose of this blog is to collate information of interest in a forensic psychological context. I hope that anyone who is interested in keeping up with developments in psychology in a forensic context, and practical forensic developments that may have psychological relevance will find this service useful, although it is aimed primarily at an academic audience. Because I am based in the UK, many of the reports tend to have UK focus. (Who am I?)
Posts cover a broad range of topics with forensic and psychological relevance, including:
- News on recent psychological research with forensic relevance (witness issues, victimology, homicide, sexual crime, aggression, crime reduction, rehabilitation of offenders, PTSD etc) and research in other disciplines that may be relevant (eg forensic linguistics, psychiatry, criminology)
- Current affairs articles with forensic relevance
- Notification of recently published journal articles with forensic relevance
- Updates on criminal justice matters in the UK (eg new initiatives, notification of publication of papers by the Home Office or other Government agencies, publication of stats and Government sponsored research)
- Job adverts in relevant areas
- Conference notifications
- Internet links of interest
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