Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

What happens when a websleuth meets a real detective?

Graham Pike and Camilla Elphick from the Open University's Centre for Policing Research and Learning have published new research on the phenomenon of the websleuth. You’ve just witnessed a crime. It happened quickly, too quickly for you to film on your phone, but you got a good look at what happened. You gave the police… Continue reading What happens when a websleuth meets a real detective?

Forensic Psychology, Psychology, Research in the School

What do professors do all day?

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?

Events, Psychology

Learning from success, near miss and failure: A psychologist at the Centre for Policing Research and Learning’s annual Conference

Dr Zoe Walkington from the School reports on a conference on policing research. This week I attended the annual conference for the Centre for Policing Research and Learning. This conference invites police officers and staff to come out of their work place for two days to engage with talks and workshops alongside academic colleagues, and… Continue reading Learning from success, near miss and failure: A psychologist at the Centre for Policing Research and Learning’s annual Conference

Forensic Psychology, Psychology

The CSI effect: Graham Pike in the Metro

A sponsored article featuring the School of Psychology on the topic of TV versus real-world crime scene investigations has been published in the London-based 'Metro' newspaper. The article, entitled 'The CSI Effect' outlines Forensic Psychology opportunities available through the Open University. Prof Graham Pike, CPRL Director of Research, remarks that materials drawn on for grisly… Continue reading The CSI effect: Graham Pike in the Metro