Practical Applications

Improve Investigative Process and Detection Rates

  • Suspect Identification and Prioritisation ("Offender Profiling", Canter Profiling Equations and Geographical Offender Profiling)
  • Comparative Case Analysis (Linking);Identification TICs(additional offences)
  • Offence Focusing: Identification Salient Features of Crime to direct investigative effort
  • Prediction Offending: An offender's likely development (where, when, what)
  • Criminal History Matching
  • Police Investigative Decision-Making: Approaches to Improvement
  • Criminal Network Analysis: Identify key-role offenders

Improve Investigative Interviewing

  • Psychological Approaches to Interviewing of Suspects; Interviewing of Witnesses
  • Psychological Evaluations of Evidence; assess credibility and validity, false allegations, false confessions
  • Detection of Deception and Lying; Identification of false crime reports
  • Psychological Assessments of Interviewee, including vulnerable interviewees

The Legal Case

  • Psychological Evaluation of Testimony, eyewitness evidence weaknesses
  • Defendant Profiling: Assessments of offence activity and likelihood perpetrated by defendant
  • Authorship Attribution through Forensic Psycholinguistics
  • False Rape Allegations
  • Psychological Autopsy
  • Entrapment: Assessments of appropriateness of Police investigative activity
  • Jury Assessment

Risk/Threat Assessment and Reduction

  • Predict Risk, particularly in relation to violent offending (including Domestic Violence, Stalking, Extortion) using scientific tools and software to improve investigative decision making
  • Probity Profiling (Corporate context)
  • Insurance Fraud; diversion/reduction, identification, investigation
  • Terrorist Networks; Terrorist Radicalisation Processes; Suicide bombers

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