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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.’

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The People and the State

The win for Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election raises many questions about democracy and the ways in which […]

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Hidden Dangers

David Canter considers the fatal consequences of keeping medical problems secret

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The Banality of Terrorism

David Canter, editor of the ‘The Faces of Terrorism,’ questions the psychology of terrorists in the wake of the rise of ISIS.

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The Self is Not Just I

David Canter examines the latest themed issue of the journal of the Academy of Social Sciences, which approaches how we determine what our ‘self’ is. These abstract arguments have important implications in areas such as national security and even finance, he finds.

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