The science of psychology studies human behaviour and the law regulates it, but there is little collaboration between the two. Learn how psychological findings can help prevent injustices throughout the justice process - from stops and searches to court proceedings.
Findings from psychological research have clarified many grey areas about human behaviour that are relevant to justice. For example, research has informed us about the unreliability of memory, eyewitness testimony, and cues to detecting deception, as well as factors that taint the evidence of witnesses and enforcement officers.
These findings have also been used to develop an evidence base for understanding, predicting and controlling factors that may detrimentally impact on the effectiveness of the justice process. Join us for an interactive intensive one-day course covering findings in these areas and much more.
The groups are kept small to enable an interactive atmosphere and enjoyable experience.
Who should take this course?
This course is for you if you wish to learn about how psychology can help justice, including steps for implementation. This knowledge would benefit all people, and particularly key justice stakeholders, such as the police force, lawyers and judges.
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This course is directed by Fatos Selita, a communication expert. Fatos is an English Barrister and a New York State Attorney with training in psychology, human behaviour (behavioural genetics) and other fields. He has taught communication (eg public speaking, advocacy, speech writing, persuasion, decision making) for over 12 years, including more than 7 years at Goldsmiths.
He has experience training professionals from a range of fields including business executives, diplomats, doctors, judges and researchers.
Fatos has taught in several universities internationally. He has a number of research publications and is co-author of Oedipus Rex in the Genomic Era: Human Behaviour, Law and Society (Palgrave).
Professor Fiona Gabbert
Fiona is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Forensic Psychology Unit at Goldsmiths, University of London. She also chairs the Scientific Committee of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group. Fiona’s research has had an international impact on operational procedures via introducing evidence-based investigative interview tools and training resources to the field.
Dr Adrian Scott
Adrian is a Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London, where he is the Co-Director of the Forensic Psychology Unit and Co-Director of an accredited MSc programme in Forensic Psychology. Adrian is a chartered psychologist with associate fellow status within the British Psychological Society. He has a broad interest in forensic psychology, specialising in the areas of stalking, non-consensual image sharing, investigative interviewing and eyewitness testimony.