University of Huddersfield Investigative Psychology

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University of Huddersfield Investigative Psychology

The main foci of our work are the development of psychological models of criminals and criminal activity; and the advancement of methods designed to facilitate the detection and management of offenders. The activity of our colleagues in these areas has resulted in important contributions to research on offence-mapping, Geographical Offender Profiling and offender narratives; and our work on insurance fraud has given rise to new approaches to fraud production.

Examples in the University’s Repository

The following is a selection of the research outputs, drawn from the University of Huddersfield’s repository of research outputs, that describe research undertaken within the scope of the area ‘Investigative psychology’. (An author shown in emboldened text is a University of Huddersfield staff member, at the time that an output was registered in the repository).

Boduszek D. , Adamson G. , Shevlin M. , Hyland P. (2013) ‘The Role of Criminal Social Identity in the Relationship between Criminal Friends and Criminal Thinking Style within a Sample of Recidivistic Prisoners’ Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment, 23 (1), pp. 14-28. ISSN 1091-1359

Ioannou M. (2010) ‘Serial Murder’ In: Violent crime: Clinical and social implications Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. , pp. 300-326. ISBN 9781412959933

Hammond L. (2013) ‘Geographical Profiling in a Novel Context: Prioritising the Search For New Zealand Sex Offenders’ Psychology, Crime and Law, 20 (4), pp. 358-371. ISSN 1068-316X

Canter D. , Hammond L. , Youngs D. (2013) ‘Cognitive Bias in Line-Up Identifications: The Impact of Administrator Knowledge’ Science and Justice, 53 (2), pp. 83-88. ISSN 1355-0306

Youngs D. (2008) ‘Contemporary Challenges in Investigative Psychology: Revisiting the Canter Offender Profiling Equations’ In: Psychology and law: bridging the gap : Ashgate Publishing. , pp. 23-30. ISBN 9780754626602

Youngs D. , Canter D. (2013) ‘Offenders’ crime narratives as revealed by the narrative roles questionnaire’ International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 57 (3), pp. 289-311. ISSN 0306-624X