1. Reading List 2 items
    We have decided not to recommend explicitly any textbook for the module; however the following textbook will make a reasonable companion to accompany the module:
    1. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018

      Book Core

    2. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018 (electronic resource)

      Book Core

  2. Topics 0 items
    Below are brief outlines for each of the 5 topics covered in the lecture sessions. Relevant chapter(s) from the Howitt (recommended) textbook, or another source are also provided, as preparatory reading for each session.
  3. Topic 1: Life in Prison (Drug Use) 0 items
    The aim of these lectures is to provide a psychological perspective of key issues faced by offenders in secure settings (such as prison and special hospitals). These sessions will cover controversial problems related to substance use in prison.
  4. Basic Reading: 2 items
    1. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018

      Book Core Chapter 30

    2. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018 (electronic resource)

      Book Core ch.30

  5. Additional Reading: 5 items
    1. Ten Years of Monitoring Illicit Drug Use in Prison Populations in Europe: Issues and Challenges - CHLOÉ CARPENTIER, LUIS ROYUELA, ANDRÉ NOOR, DAGMAR HEDRICH 02/2012

      Article Further

    2. Predictors of Illicit Drug Use Among Prisoners. - Rowell-Cunsolo, Tawandra L.1Sampong, Stephen A.1Befus, Montina1Mukherjee, Dhritiman V.1Larson, Elaine L.1 2016

      Article Further

    3. Injecting drug use in prison: prevalence and implications for needle exchange policy - Nat M.J. Wright, Charlotte N. E. Tompkins, Tracey M. Farragher 16/03/2015

      Article Further

  6. Topic 2: Psychopathy 0 items
    The aim of these lectures is to provide a psychological overview of psychopathy in relation to crime and violence. The lectures will cover the complex definition and classification of psychopathy as a personality disorder, including the traits and types associated with it, and how it develops according to a biopsychosocial explanatory model.
  7. Basic Reading: 2 items
    1. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018

      Book Core Chapters 21 and 22

    2. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018 (electronic resource)

      Book Core ch.21 and 22

  8. Additional Reading: 5 items
    1. Psychopaths know right from wrong but don’t care. - Cima, Maaike. Tonnaer, Franca. Hauser, Marc. 2010

      Article Further

    2. Serial Homicide Perpetrators’ Self-Reported Psychopathy and Criminal Thinking - Scott E. Culhane, Stephannie Walker, Meagen M. Hildebrand 21/11/2017

      Article Further

    3. The role of symptoms of psychopathy in persistent violence over the criminal career into full adulthood - Evan C. McCuish, Raymond R. Corrado, Stephen D. Hart, Matt DeLisi 07/2015

      Article Further

    4. Handbook of psychopathy - Christopher J. Patrick 2007

      Book Further

  9. Topic 3: Stalking 0 items
    The aim of these lectures is to define stalking and discuss the prevalence of stalking, to critically evaluate stalker typologies and associated levels of ‘dangerousness’ based on both theoretical and statistical research, to evaluate non-selected sample research and to evaluate perceptions of stalking.
  10. Basic Reading: 2 items
    1. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018

      Book Core Chapter 8

    2. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018 (electronic resource)

      Book Core ch.8

  11. Additional Reading: 6 items
    1. Risk factors for stalking violence, persistence, and recurrence - Troy E. McEwan, Michael Daffern, Rachel D. MacKenzie, James R. P. Ogloff 02/01/2017

      Article Further

    2. Study of stalkers - Mullen, Paul E Aug 1999

      Article Further

    3. Classification Systems for Stalking Behavior - Christopher Racine, Stephen Billick 01/2014

      Article Further

    4. A preliminary test of a relational goal pursuit theory of obsessive relational intrusion and stalking - B. H. Spitzberg, W. R. Cupach, A. F. Hannawa, J. P. Crowley 2014

      Article Further

  12. Topic 4: Online Sexual Exploitation 0 items
    These lectures will provide an overview of current understanding of the dynamics of sexual exploitation in the online environment. The characteristics and motivations of offenders, victim characteristics, impacts and vulnerability will be covered, as well as the dynamics of the related offences.
  13. Basic Reading: 2 items
    1. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018

      Book Core Chapter 15

    2. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018 (electronic resource)

      Book Core ch.15

  14. Additional Reading: 6 items
    1. A review of young people's vulnerabilities to online grooming - Helen Whittle, Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis, Anthony Beech, Guy Collings 2013-1

      Article Further

    2. “Under His Spell”: Victims’ Perspectives of Being Groomed Online - Helen Whittle, Catherine Hamilton-Giachritsis, Anthony Beech 12/08/2014

      Article Further

  15. Topic 5: Psychology of Evidence 0 items
    Police investigations rely on gathering sound, reliable evidence from witnesses. Sometimes, that evidence leads to the identification of a suspect, the production of a confession or remembered information that helps to build a case. These lectures will discuss the important issues to bear in mind when considering eyewitness memory, suspect identification and the interrogation of suspects. We will also refer to notable miscarriages of justice and highlight problems that may arise when things go wrong.
  16. Basic Reading: 2 items
    1. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018

      Book Core Chapters 13 and 17

    2. Introduction to forensic and criminal psychology - Dennis Howitt 2018 (electronic resource)

      Book Core ch.13 and 17

  17. Additional Reading: 5 items
    1. Why eyewitnesses fail - T.D. Albright 2017

      Article Further

    2. Eyewitness identification tests - Neil Brewer, Matthew A. Palmer 02/2010

      Article Further

    3. Interviewing suspects: Practice, science, and future directions - Saul M. Kassin, Sara C. Appleby, Jennifer Torkildson Perillo 02/2010

      Article Further