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 Internet Black Widow

When some journalist awards a case a sobriquet like The Railway Rapist, or the Moors Murderers that the media has got its teeth into the case and will shake as much life out of it as possible.

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Beyond the Randomised Controlled Trial

Although the value of Randomised Controlled Trials in very specific contexts cannot be denied, any imperialist claims for its universal applicability and its use as a bench mark against which all other studies must to be measured needs to be challenged.

10 years ago
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People are not Only Biological Machines

You can hardly open a newspaper or listen to a factual broadcast without some reference to neuroscience or evolutionary explanations of things that people do, feel or think.

10 years ago
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Teaching Internet Ethics

Apparently Luka Rocco Magnotta made videos of himself killing cats and eating parts of his murdered victim, making the videos […]

10 years ago
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Dumbing up

The challenge of writing popular psychology came home to me recently when I accepted the invitation to write Forensic Psychology for Dummies

11 years ago
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Social Science is Changing how to view Policing

Social Science research is changing our understanding of the police and policing. This is raising fundamental questions about how police officers are recruited, trained and organised

11 years ago
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TAKING CRAP TO COURT

The ponderousness, and consequent unnecessary expense, of many legal processes was brought home to me yet again with my recent […]

11 years ago
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Shaken but not scared

David Canter describes being marooned in Narita Airport when the earthquake struck. Having studied people’s actions in major emergencies as […]

12 years ago
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A Fiscal Black Box

I’m not sure if it was sensible to agree to join the blogosphere with an initial contribution on University Finance? […]

12 years ago
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