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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

Events, FCRG, Forensic Psychology, Psychology and Counselling research centre, Student news

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

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What happens to you when you read – A new OpenLearn course

School academics Graham Pike and Zoe Walkington, alongside FASS colleagues Sara Haslam, Edmund King, and Siobhan Campbell, have created a new Open Learn course that sits on the cusp between Psychology, Literature and Creative writing. “What happens to you when you read” aims to introduce learners to some of the psychological processes and changes that… Continue reading What happens to you when you read – A new OpenLearn course

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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?

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Responding to the pandemic

A huge number of emergency responders have been directly involved with the pandemic. But what impact has this had on their mental health and wellbeing? Dr Gini Harrison and Professor Graham Pike from the School contribute to a new report that highlights the pressures and needs of emergency responders: https://ounews.co/arts-social-sciences/psychology/new-report-on-mental-health-and-wellbeing-of-emergency-responders/ Read more about Gini Harrison's… Continue reading Responding to the pandemic