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.

Polygraph in action

The Polygraph as Propaganda

David Canter comments on the propaganda value of the British Government proposal to use ‘lie detectors’ with convicted terrorists.

6 months ago
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The Politician in the Pocket

David Canter reviews The Handbook of Organised Crime and Politics. Its crucial findings drawn from across studies in Europe, the Americas and South East Asia, is that in many places politicians benefit from the support of criminal organisations. In turn those organisations require the backing of politicians.

1 year ago
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Is True-Crime Therapy?

David Canter considers the possible impact on criminals of accounts of psychologists’ contributions to solving crime. “Typically, criminals do not have the intellectual abilities to study academic or true-crime to learn how to avoid detection.”

1 year ago
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David's archive

Archive, Therefore I Am

What is one’s legacy after a half century as an academic? Although it’s not his only legacy, our David Canter considers the ‘archive’ of surveys, old journals, letters and other reputed ‘data’ that makes up a paper simulacrum of the real David Canter.

2 years ago
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Hong Kong democracy protests

How Young People Cope with Challenging Contexts

In an exploration of the complex dynamics of youth in especially challenging situations around the world, Charalmabos Tsekeris and Lilu Stylianoudi from the Academy of Athens have brought together 15 studies from around the world that point to a surprising finding: young people manage reasonably well in extremely difficult situations.

2 years ago
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