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									                                Summer Newsletter 2010

        A round up of news on IP publications, jobs, funding, training,
                  conferences, events and announcements

Apologies for the delay, but we have been experiencing technical difficulties with the
IAIP website. However the site is now up and running with plenty of coverage from
  the 9th International Investigative Psychology Conference, held in January 2010.

Sneak preview of interview with Colonel Gerard Labuschagne, head of the
       South African Police Service Investigative Psychology Unit:

  Hiding in bushes waiting for a murderous predator to strike, or raiding toilets to arrest a
suspected serial rapist is standard procedure for Colonel Gerard Labuschagne, who heads up
                          South Africa’s Investigative Psychology unit.

 It may sound like something straight from the fictional streets of hit TV show CSI, but this
team of psychologists are in the rare position of being involved in cases right from the initial
     investigation and this is reflected in their moto: “from crime scene to courtroom”.

As police officers (with military-style titles) rather than civilians or consultants, they are able
 to track, arrest and interview suspects, examine crime scenes, and give evidence in court.

“I always say that even if you’ve murdered 16 people that is about 16 hours of your life, not
                 even one full day. A person is much more than 16 hours.”

         Read the full article at: Members Only area

                                   CONFERENCE NEWS:

                                 IAIP Fellows announced

           The 2010 cohort of IA-IP Fellows was announced at the conference:

Professor Pekka Santilla - for his contributions to the empirical foundations of the discipline
                        through an impressive diversity of IP studies

   Professor Gerard Labuschagne - for his pioneering applications of scientific IP to the
challenging South African context and the establishment of a specialised IP unit within the
                                  police in South Africa

   Professor Gaby Salfati - for her contributions to the development of the discipline, in
  particular her studies of the IP of homicide and the establishment of the Investigative
         Psychology Research Unit at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY

     Professor Par Anders Granhag - for his innovations in the study of deception and
investigative interviewing and the establishment of the IP-focused CLIP research centre in


                               Conference host invitation

  International Support and Collaboration committee opens the Invitation to Host a 2011
        Christmas IA-IP Conference. For more details see:

                     Investigative experts- International Listing

  Also at the conference, Professional Applications- Investigations committee Chair Prof
Gerard Labuschagne announces the establishment of the peer-reviewed IAIP International
Expert Listing of IP contributors to police and other investigations. Further information will
                                     be available shortly.

                                   Conference coverage

Presentations, videos and photographs from the 9th International Investigative Psychology
are now available online. Keynote speaker presentations available in the Members Area.

                                  PUBLICATION NEWS:


                   Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction
                                   By David Canter


                                        Book Description
Lie detection, offender profiling, jury selection, insanity in the law, predicting the risk of re
offending , the minds of serial killers and many other topics that fill news and fiction are all
 aspects of the rapidly developing area of scientific psychology broadly known as Forensic
  Psychology. Forensic Psychology: A Very Short Introduction discusses all the aspects of
        psychology that are relevant to the legal and criminal process as a whole.

     Victimology: Legal, Psychological, and Social Perspectives (Paperback)
             by Harvey Wallace deceased (Author), Cliff Roberson (Author)


                                       Book Description

A book studying victimology as a discipline of law, sociology, psychology and criminology. It
 takes in victim-offender interaction, traditional theories, empowering victims, and special
                 victims such as homicide, disabled and hate crime victims.

                    International White Collar Crime (Hardcover)
                               by Bruce Zagaris (Author)


                                      Book Description

Contemporary transnational criminals take advantage of globalization, trade liberalization,
and emerging new technologies to commit a diverse range of crimes, and to move money,
 goods, services, and people instantaneously for purposes of pure economic gain and/or
 political violence. This book captures the importance of transnational business crime and
 international relations by examining the rise of international economic crime and recent
                   strategies in the United States and abroad to combat it.

              Situational Prevention of Organised Crimes (Hardcover)
                      by Karen Bullock, Ronald V. Clarke, Nick Tilley


                                      Book Description

    Situational crime prevention is the art and science of reducing opportunities for crime.
 Despite accumulating evidence of its value in reducing many different kinds of crime - such
   as burglary, fraud, robbery, car theft, child sexual abuse and even terrorism - little has
previously been published about its role in reducing organized crimes. This collection of case
 studies, by a distinguished international group of researchers, fills this gap by documenting
 the application of a situational prevention approach to a variety of organized crimes. These
     include sex trafficking, cigarette and drug smuggling, timber theft, mortgage fraud,
      corruption of private professionals and public officials, and subversion of tendering
                              procedures for construction projects.

        A Woman Doing Life: Notes from a Prison for Women (Paperback)
        by Erin George (Author), Robert Johnson (Editor), Joycelyn Pollock (Editor)


                                      Book Description

 A Woman Doing Life is the only book that tells stories of women in prison from the inside
out. Author and inmate Erin George draws a vivid and uniquely raw portrait of female life in
 prison, detailing her own responses to incarceration as well as her observations of prison
relationships, death and sickness, reactions from friends and family, and even "cooking" in
         prison. The text also features poignant stories from other female inmates.

                                     Journal articles

          Interviewing suspects: Practice, science, and future directions
              Saul M. Kassin, Sara C. Appleby and Jennifer Torkildson Perillo

Citing recent studies, this paper proposes that laboratory paradigms be used to help build
more diagnostic models of interrogation. Substantively, we suggest that the British PEACE
approach to investigative interviewing may provide a potentially effective alternative to the
 classic American interrogation. As a matter of policy, we suggest that the videotaping of
entire interrogations from a balanced camera perspective is necessary to improve the fact
  finding accuracy of judges and juries who must evaluate confession evidence in court.
              Legal and Criminological Psychology (2010), 15, 39–55

               Introduction: What works in investigative psychology?
                          Par Anders Granhag and Aldert Vrij

This is an introduction to the special issue entitled ‘What works in investigative psychology?’
  guest edited by Par Anders Granhag and Aldert Vrij. This special issue focuses on eight
 research themes and aims to discuss how psychological research can help solve concrete
                         problems that occur in investigative contexts.
                 Legal and Criminological Psychology (2010), 15, 1–3

 A sequential examination of offenders’ verbal strategies during stranger rapes:
                             the influence of location.
                    Claire Lawrence, Julia Fossi and David Clarke

  This paper examines the verbal strategies used by offenders during rape, examining the
  sequential, temporal and interactional aspects of sexual assaults. Forty-five statements
taken from victims of rape were analysed in order to examine the interactive impact of the
                              verbal strategies of offenders.
                   Psychology, Crime & Law (2010), 16, 381-400

A theoretical and practical test of geographical profiling with serial vehicle theft
                                 in a U.K. context
           Matthew Tonkin, Jessica Woodhams, John W. Bond, & Trudy Loe

Geographical profiling is an investigative methodology sometimes employed by the police to
  predict the residence of an unknown offender from the locations of his/her crimes. The
  validity of geographical profiling, however, has not been fully explored for certain crime
 types. This study, therefore, presents a preliminary test of the potential for geographical
               profiling with a sample of 145 serial vehicle thieves from the U.K.
                Behavioural Sciences and the Law (2010), 28, 442-460.

  The Consistency of Inconsistency in Serial Homicide: Patterns of Behavioural
                             Change across Series
                      Marina Sorochinski & C. Gabrielle Salfati

   Linkage analysis is a crucial part of the investigative process when faced with a possible
 series of related offences. The present study examined patterns of consistency and change
       using a combination of thematic and behavioural subgroup approaches that use
Multidimensional Scaling. Thematic differentiation indicative of behavioural manifestations of
  cognitive strategies was found in all three examined subgroups: planning, wounding, and
offender–victim interaction, and patterns of change within these subgroups provided support
                                      for the above theories.
  Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling (2010), 7, 109–136

  Linking Serial Residential Burglary: Comparing the Utility of Modus Operandi
          Behaviours, Geographical Proximity, and Temporal Proximity
                  Lucy Markson, Jessica Woodhams, & John W. Bond

 Whilst case linkage is used with serious forms of serial crime (e.g. rape and murder), the
   potential exists for it to be used with volume crime. This study replicates and extends
 previous research on the behavioural linking of burglaries. One hundred and sixty solved
residential burglaries were sampled from a British police force. From these, 80 linked crime
 pairs (committed by the same serial offender) and 80 unlinked crime pairs (committed by
                          two different serial offenders) were created.
  Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling (2010), 7, 91–107

                                  JOBS AND EVENTS:


                                  Doctoral Studentship

              Swansea University - Centre for Criminal Justice & Criminology

               Closing date for applications is Friday, July 30th, 2010



                              PsyPAG Annual Conference

 The annual conference is a great opportunity to connect with others working in your field,
swap findings and ideas, and to meet other postgraduate students in psychology in general.
   Whether you are about to submit your thesis, or are just beginning your postgraduate
    career, the conference is a supportive friendly arena in which to present and receive
commentary and interest concerning your research. The opportunity to meet others who are
  in a similar position to yourself can be invaluable, with support and advice on offer from
                            those in all different fields of psychology.

      Where and when: Sheffield Hallam University, 21st to 23rd July 2010

            The British Society of Criminology Annual Conference 2010

          Human Rights, Human Wrongs: Dilemmas and Diversity in Criminology

  The theme has been chosen to reflect the fact that criminology remains in a period of
  expansion and transition, embracing an impressive range of theoretical and empirical
perspectives. Human rights has in the last three to five years emerged as one of the most
                pressing and stimulating areas of criminological study.

  The conference theme gives primacy to the increasingly important relationship between
criminology and human rights, but has been framed in deliberately inclusive terms as a way
                    of capturing the imagination of all criminologists.

       Where and when: University of Leicester, 11th July to 14th July 2010

The International Society for Justice Research (ISJR) 13th Biennial Conference

                      Rights and Equality in the Global Community

       Where and when: Banff, Alberta, Canada, 21st to 24th August 2010


        Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Conference

              Where and when: San Antonio, Texas, January 27 to 29 2011


   The 2011 International Conference for AP-LS, the European Association of
    Psychology and Law, and the Australian and New Zealand Association of
                       Psychiatry, Psychology and Law

Where and when: Miami, Florida from March 1st to 6th, 2011, at the Miami Regency Hyatt.


                      The 20th Annual DFP Conference 2011

       Where and when: University of Portsmouth on 22nd, 23rd, 24th June 2011

       The 10th International Investigative Psychology Conference of the IA-IP

                                      Amsterdam: March 2011

 Submissions, as individual, symposia or posters, welcomed on any area of investigative psychology, including:

        Investigative Interviewing
        Sexual and Violent Crime
        Analysing Volume Crime
        Legal and Court Psychology - Jury Decision-Making; Expert Psychological Testimony
        ‘Offender Profiling’ and Crime Linking (CCA)
        Detecting Deception
        Eyewitness Testimony
        Geographical Profiling; Crime Mapping and Environmental Criminology
        Applied Forensic Science
        Police Decision Making and the Investigative Process
        Psychology of Terrorism

Email all submissions as abstracts of no more than 150 words to no later than
                                         the 1st October 2010.


                         An introduction to working with the media

  A one-day immersion in the media - newspapers, magazines, radio and television - with
lots of hands-on experience. The course is organised by the Press Committee of the British
  Psychological Society. This course is designed to give a general introduction to how the
 media operates, as well as introducing some of the skills necessary in media liaison (e.g.
                      press release writing and interview techniques).

                      Where and when: 27th September 2010, London$/2010/september/an-

         Short Course on Hologrammatic Terrorism: Political Violence in the
                             Communication Society

 The International Short Course on Hologrammatic Terrorism aims to provide students and
  young professionals with a comprehensive understanding and a detailed perspective on
communication, geopolitical and social aspects related to the problem, and the evolution of
                          terrorist groups in a globalized society.

Where and when: 16th to 22nd September 2010, University Campus Selva dei Pini
                           (Pomezia, Rome, Italy)

  Geographical Offender Profiling: Professional Training for Police and Crime
                 Analysts in Geographical Offender Profiling

    A professional two day training opportunity from Professor David Canter and The
International Academy for Investigative Psychology. Making More Effective Use of GOP to
    Support Intelligence and Investigations, for Crime Analysts, Police & Researchers:

    Applying geographical offender profiling to volume crime, serial crime, and one-off offences
    Using geographical offender profiling for Comparative Case Analysis (linking) and identifying
    Exploring when geographical offender profiling works

 Geo-Behavioural Profiling Training package includes theoretical and practical sessions:

        Review of the latest thinking in geographical offender profiling
        Up to date summary of research
        Step-by-step guide to using geo-profiling software
        Case studies
        Discussion forum: share experiences, problems and successes

To be held in December 2010 at two separate venues: London and Amsterdam

                                2 day training: £495
  Register by e-mail:         Closing date: 1st October 2010

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