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.

In Our Age of Social Protests, What Promotes Protest?
Interdisciplinarity
March 7, 2014

In Our Age of Social Protests, What Promotes Protest?

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Is Encouraging the Impact of Social Science a Two-Edged Sword?
Interdisciplinarity
December 16, 2013

Is Encouraging the Impact of Social Science a Two-Edged Sword?

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Face, the Facts
Communication
October 28, 2013

Face, the Facts

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Living Death in the Academy
International Debate
July 12, 2013

Living Death in the Academy

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Undercover Pressures

Undercover Pressures

Some criminal investigations resonate over the years. Even if you’ve only had peripheral involvement with them, as in my case, they still […]

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The Myths of Offender Profiling

The Myths of Offender Profiling

Recent publications have encouraged me not to keep quiet about this any longer. Now is the time to explain why I find the term ‘profiling’ so problematic yet get stuck with using it.

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Scotland the Brave?

Scotland the Brave?

The referendum on Scottish independence, scheduled for 2014, may be regarded as an amusing abstraction for those outside Scotland but within it raises many questions about Scottish identity and what is special about Scottish society.

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Web 2.0: Anarchy or Revolution?

Web 2.0: Anarchy or Revolution?

With the exponential expansion even over the last few months of Web 2.0 it is important for social scientists to get a grip on the wide-reaching implications of these developments.

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The Internet Black Widow

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

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.

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People are not Only Biological Machines

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.

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Teaching Internet Ethics

Teaching Internet Ethics

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

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