Professor Graham Pike is part of the Forensic Cognition Research Group in the School. This blog outlines some of his recent research and engagement activities, including work with the BBC and police forces. This October, Graham Pike (Professor of Forensic Cognition, OU) has been involved in a number of ‘knowledge exchange’ activities and events based on… Continue reading What do professors do all day?
One of the School's academics, Dr Lee Curley, has a new article in The Conversation about the impact of bias on crime scene forensics. You can read the article here http://theconversation.com/csi-current-research-into-the-impact-of-bias-on-crime-scene-forensics-is-limited-but-psychologists-can-help-125467
Are you interested in crime, and criminals? Want to know more about landmark cases in Britain’s history which have changed laws and criminal justice processes? Watch this new tv series Catching Britain’s killers: the crimes that changed us 9th October BBC2 9pm (11.15pm BBC2 Wales) The academic advisors for this series were Dr Zoe Walkington from… Continue reading NEW TV SERIES Catching Britain’s Killers: The Crimes That Changed Us
Forensic psychologists in the School have developed an interactive which you can use to test yourself https://www.open.edu/openlearn/body-mind/photofit-me
Imagine you witness a crime. Do you think you would be able to find the perpetrator using social media? Part of the Citizen Forensics project, this experiment explores how people might use social media to conduct their own criminal investigation and how this might affect the evidence they can provide to law enforcement. It requires visiting the… Continue reading Social media and eyewitness evidence: participate in an online experiment