Tunnel-vision claims another victim. Forensic psychology courses teach about the problems associated with tunnel-vision in interrogative settings, and stress the importance of implementing safeguards into police practices to avoid prosecution of the innocent. The case of Troy Davis is an example of when questionable police practices have lead to [...]
EDMONTON — The Alberta Serious Incident Response Team (ASIRT) is investigating the sudden death of a 17-year-old boy who was shot three times by a member of the Edmonton Police Service. According to ASIRT director Clifton Purvis, police were called to the city’s north side shortly after midnight on Saturday following a report [...]
The FPSG at UBC Okanagan is a graduate-student initiative dedicated to producing high quality research, education and public discourse. Dealing with issues at the intersection of psychology and law, the group delves into topics such as psychopathy, deception detection, sex offending, juvenile offending, eyewitness memory, jury decision-making, recidivism and offender treatment. The group aims to disseminate knowledge to help the public form evidence-based opinions about crime and the justice system.
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