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Street Psychology for Police and Patterns of Child Homicide in the UK

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 | 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM | Location: Auditorium | Alliant Fresno Campus, 5130 E. Clinton Way

Director of the Crime and Policing Research Group at the University of Huddersfield in the UK, Dr. Jason Roach, will be at Alliant Fresno to present research on street psychology for police and patterns of child homicide in the UK.

This free event is open to all students, alumni, faculty, staff, and the campus community.

Street psychology for police

Traditionally, psychological research relating to lies and deception is applied to formal interviewing of suspects and witnesses. Unfortunately, this is of little help to officers engaging in less formal street interactions with the general public. Dr. Roach offers a series of practical, psychologically supported techniques for use in more routine policing situations, such as detecting those giving false personal details and identifying active or serious offenders from their commission of specific minor offences. This approach, known as 'self-selection policing,' represents research conducted over the past decade.

Patterns of child homicide in the UK

In the UK, one child a week will become a victim of homicide. Prior research has identified consistent patterns regarding the circumstances of killing, the methods used, and the relationship of child victim to killer. However, whether the age of the child can be used to predict risk of homicide or produce a profile of the most likely killer has not. Findings from a recent study examining whether different ages of child victims produce different profiles of child killers will be presented. Findings that are vital to those charged with calculating the risk of child homicide, protecting and safeguarding children, and investigating child homicide.

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