Prejudice and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Written by Dr Shani Burke, Senior Lecturer in Psychology, member of the ‘Vulnerable Victims and Offenders in the Criminal Justice’ research theme. There is little else we discuss or read about in the media nowadays that is not related to COVID-19. The virus has spread rapidly across the globe whilst we await the distribution of … Continue reading “Prejudice and the COVID-19 Pandemic”

A, B, E, easy as 1, 2, 3: the importance of communication assessments prior to questioning vulnerable witnesses

Written by Dr Kimberly Collins, Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology, theme lead for ‘vulnerable victims and offenders in the criminal justice system’. The communication assessment of a vulnerable person prior to the commencement of participation in legal proceedings is essential for several different reasons: (1). to provide the questioner with valuable information about the witness’ … Continue reading “A, B, E, easy as 1, 2, 3: the importance of communication assessments prior to questioning vulnerable witnesses”

What about the older male victims of domestic abuse?

  Much of what we know about domestic and intimate partner violence comes from research that focuses on female victims and male perpetrators. Furthermore, much of what we know about the impacts and consequences of domestic and intimate partner violence victimisation comes from research focusing on young adults and their children. Stemming from much of … Continue reading “What about the older male victims of domestic abuse?”

The Narrative Identity Development of Young Offenders

I decided to conduct a piece of research which focussed on young offenders and the process of rehabilitation. Since completing a MSc in Forensic Psychology, I’ve always been interested in understanding offending behaviour. A lot of the existing research focusses on risk factors associated with young offenders and this was not something I wished to … Continue reading “The Narrative Identity Development of Young Offenders”

CAPS research themes

The centre for applied psychological science is organised around four core research themes in which our members have achieved national and international prominence: Health and Well-Being The number of people living with a health condition(s) is increasing and is detrimental to an individual as well as society as a whole. It is known that health inequalities are related … Continue reading “CAPS research themes”

Welcome to the Centre for Applied Psychological Science (CAPS) research blog

CAPS aims to bridge the gap between theoretical research and applied practice by providing evidence-based solutions to real-world problems. We specialise in research that contributes to knowledge in the academic community and beyond to have a significant contribution to the public, practitioners, policy-makers and the wider community. CAPS is guided by an interdisciplinary approach that … Continue reading “Welcome to the Centre for Applied Psychological Science (CAPS) research blog”