Behavioural differences in female psychopaths could cause them to slip under society’s radar.
While research indicates there are likely to be fewer female psychopaths than male, this may be because their traits are less visible than their male counterparts.
Police guard the blockade line in Martin Place, Sydney, during the siege of the Lindt Cafe in December 2014.
Not every terrorist hostage taker will be open to hostage negotiations. But everything we know from psychology tells us that some of them might be.
Professor Chabani Manganyi reflects on his time working as a black psychologist in the heart of the apartheid era.
In the heart of South Africa's apartheid era, Professor Chabani Manganyi was among a handful of black psychologists offering expert testimony in the country's courts.
Hand it over.
Research shows hand gestures used in the right way can help implant false memories, with serious implications for police interviews.
Police will interview suspects following the murder of Drummer Lee Rigby but how they do it is important.
There are strong parallels to be drawn between last week’s Woolwich murder and the Boston bombings in April, and not just because of the terrorism connection. The subsequent shooting and hospitalisation…
Is it reasonable to expect juries to spend the time needed to check police transcripts against the audio when lawyers themselves do not?
Today, we take it for granted that police interviews with suspects will be electronically recorded and independently transcribed. That hasn’t always been the case. Police were once allowed to testify…
False recollections can lead to wrongful convictions.
Justin Gaurav Murgai
A recent series of articles on The Conversation focused on the value of forensic science in criminal cases. Many specialities were covered. But what about forensic psychology? Professionals in this field…