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Good interviewing skills are essential to criminall investigations. Psychological models of investigative interviewing will be introduced to participants.
Effective decision making is crucial to all police work.This module focuses on psychological models of decision making that employ the most relevent information.
Enriched knowledge of the unfolding careers of offenders can help in understanding criminal actions.
Environmental factors effect the behaviours of offenders. Familiarity with specific areas determine offender's movements and actions.
Many investigators will have only limited experience in investigating serious violent crime. Psychological research provides insight into the behaviour of such criminals
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Investigative Psychology and Volume Crime
The majority of police work revolves around the investigation of high-frequency low-level offences. The principles of investigative psychology can also be employed to assist in the investigation of these crimes.
These courses are relevant to all psychologists and other social and behavioural scientists as well as those professionals involved in criminal investigation and related matters. Whilst previous delegates have predominantly been senior national and international police officers, many of the course topics are relevant to other disciplines and professions.
Professor David Canter PhD, FBPsA, Chartered Forensic Psychologist. The country's leading authority on Investigative Psychology, Professor Canter has worked with and advised police forces around the world.
Other lecturing staff
All teaching staff are research psychologists at the CIP. Additionally senior police officers who have trained at the CIP will provide working case examples.
Courses to be held within the Centre for Investigative Psychology will be advertised on these pages, queries in relation to these courses should be sent Alternatively courses can be provided away from the centre on request.
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