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.

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.

5 months 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.”

5 months 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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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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Active shooter

When Is It Appropriate to Call a Crime ‘Terrorist’?

Looking at the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas and the ongoing violence perpetrated by people claiming to be working for the so-called Islamic State, our David Canter examines the use of the word ;terrorism’ and asks under what contexts is it accurately applied.

2 years ago
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To Know a Society, Know Its Crime

“Crime is an integrated aspect of any culture.” David Canter reviews how crime influences a society’s actions and illustrates the broader social consequences that crime may have on the individuals in a particular culture.

2 years ago
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Civic (Dis)Engagement

Failures to participate in expected commitments, such as not turning up for doctors’ appointments or not taking up benefits like free school meals or welfare payments, are aspects of what Robin G. Milne designates as ‘civic disengagement.’

3 years ago
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