Department of Psychology


Investigating crime and criminal behaviour

The latest techniques from psychological science

Friday 11 September 2015
King Henry Building
University of Portsmouth

Are you interested in:

  • Detecting attempted deception?
  • Enhancing interview processes?
  • Understanding criminal behaviour?
  • Improving offender rehabilitation?

This networking event is aimed at organisations and businesses who can benefit from our current research and whose needs might inform our research in the future.

The day will include presentations from five internationally-renowned academics on how psychological science can transform your practice and reduce risk.


Professor Lorraine Hope
Reporting at the sharp end: Memory in the real world

Dr Claire Nee
What have we learned from burglars about target choice and navigating the crime scene?

Dr James Ost
Allegations of non-recent sexual assault: Psychological, investigative and legal challenges

Dr Dominic Pearson
Offering effective practice in reducing re-offending to all offenders on the caseload: What have we learned?

Professor Aldert Vrij
Cognitive credibility assessment: A new method to distinguish truth tellers from liars


To register for this conference, please visit our Eventbrite page for ticket details.

For further details, please view our downloadable A5 event flyer and A4 event flyer.




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