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What does it take to investigate a murder? Forensic Psychology online.

Photo credit: The Open University Dr Zoe Walkington and Professor Graham Pike of The Open University’s School of Psychology & Counselling, and Forensic Cognition Research Group, have written an online course using their experiences of applying psychology to policing contexts. The course looks at the potential use of psychology in criminal investigations, and focusses on… Continue reading What does it take to investigate a murder? Forensic Psychology online.

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

Blogs from the 'In Dialogue' series are attracting a lot of attention. In case you missed this, below is the blog about Graham's talk: '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… Continue reading Revisiting ‘In Dialogue with Professor Graham Pike about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event’

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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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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