Author: 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.

Is Karl Marx Living at this Hour?
Public Policy
June 27, 2017

Is Karl Marx Living at this Hour?

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Civic (Dis)Engagement
Research
January 23, 2017

Civic (Dis)Engagement

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The People and the State
News
November 17, 2016

The People and the State

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‘Death Where is Thy Sting?’
Research
January 20, 2016

‘Death Where is Thy Sting?’

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Evidence-Based Policy: The Challenges

Evidence-Based Policy: The Challenges

David Canter reviews new research studying the challenges of social science contributing to policy making.

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Hidden Dangers

Hidden Dangers

David Canter considers the fatal consequences of keeping medical problems secret

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The Banality of Terrorism

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

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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Why Don’t We Take Climate Change Seriously?

Why Don’t We Take Climate Change Seriously?

The natural sciences present easy-to-follow prescriptions for addressing climate change. Unfortunately, getting human beings to sign on requires navigating a maze of psychological, domestic, social, economic, political and cultural forces.

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Bottling the Olympic Spirit

Bottling the Olympic Spirit

In the run-up to the World Cup semifinals, David Canter considers the legacy of major international sporting events.

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What Leads to Radicalisation?

What Leads to Radicalisation?

David Canter considers the psychological bases of violent jihad.

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Whither Violence?

Whither Violence?

Professor David Canter comments on Britain’s downward trend in violence and examines some of the factors that may underlie it besides a more expensive pint.

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