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In Dialogue with Professor Graham Pike about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

'Harmful Evidence and Evidencing Harm in the Criminal Justice System' Eka: What’s this talk all about, Graham? Graham: We generally think of the courts and police as existing to prevent and prosecute crimes. In my talk I borrow an approach from critical criminology and instead look at law enforcement in terms of the harms it… Continue reading In Dialogue with Professor Graham Pike about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

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In Dialogue with Professor Peter Hegarty about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

'Re-Imagining Group Differences in Scientific Psychology' Eka: What’s this talk all about, Peter? Peter: This talk is about the feeling of being marked as “other” and the ways in which that feeling is reproduced in the way that we write about social identities such as race, gender and sexuality in psychological science. Eka: Interesting, that… Continue reading In Dialogue with Professor Peter Hegarty about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

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Revenge vs Rapport in Securing Information from High Value Detainees

FCRG Strand Lead, Dr Lara Frumkin, introduces Professor Laurence Alison (University of Liverpool), followed by commentaries from Dr Zoe Walkington and Dr Jim Turner (The OU) and Q&A session. A discussion of the way in which psychology - in an effort to secure information - drifted from its central rule of do no harm to… Continue reading Revenge vs Rapport in Securing Information from High Value Detainees

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Mobile Phone Use by Drivers: What We Know, and How to Share Such Inconvenient Truths

Phone use by drivers presents a significant global road safety issue, despite decades of research which compellingly demonstrates how and why this behaviour impacts on driving performance. While UK law bans handheld phone use, research shows that handsfree phone use offers no safety benefit over handheld use. This presentation shares collaborative research findings which highlight… Continue reading Mobile Phone Use by Drivers: What We Know, and How to Share Such Inconvenient Truths

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Harmful Evidence and Evidencing Harm in the Criminal Justice System

We are used to thinking of crime resulting in harm to a victim, but the criminal justice system itself can also cause harm, including to the victim, to witnesses, to suspects and to its employees. Professor Graham Pike explores these harms with a particular focus on how harmful the evidence obtained from an eyewitness can… Continue reading Harmful Evidence and Evidencing Harm in the Criminal Justice System