David Canter

Professor David Canter, the internationally renowned applied social researcher and world-leading crime psychologist, is perhaps most widely known as one of the pioneers of "Offender Profiling" being the first to introduce its use to the UK.

Aftermath of the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing

The Comfort of Strangers

David Canter considers how disasters and tragedies can bring out the best in what it means to be human, and sometimes the worst.

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Tear gas released at US Capitol

Harnessing the Power of a Mob

David Canter considers what the mob attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington tells us about the power inherent in a crowd.

3 months ago
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Collage of COVID 19 in public spaces

Why Does Social Science Not Bite?

David Canter considers why the social sciences failed to influence behavior in order to stop the spread of COVID-19. The virologists had been preparing for a new virus for some years, so were already ahead of the game when they had to start creating a new vaccine. What preparations had social psychologists, sociologists or anthropologists for the inevitable emergence of a new pandemic?

3 months ago
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Donal Trump on election night

The Trump Conundrum

David Canter, a psychologist observing from the United Kingdom, struggles to explain how Trump got 70 million votes in the United states

5 months ago
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How Dangerous is Donald Trump?

Internationally renowned applied social researcher David Canter reviews the debate around the president’s personality.

6 months ago
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Race is a Racist Concept

The impact of the Black Lives Matter movement has been impressive and far too long in arriving. It is therefore a pity that discrimination against people of color should get confused with the unhelpful label of racism. David Canter describes how the notion of ‘race’ fans discrimination.

9 months ago
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