Global crime experts to meet in Liverpool

The world's leading criminal profilers will meet at the University of Liverpool next week to discuss new ideas on the handling of dangerous lawbreakers

The world's leading criminal profilers will meet at the University of Liverpool next week to discuss new ideas on the handling of dangerous lawbreakers.

Delegates at the international conference will address the behaviour of terrorists, sex offenders and football hooligans, as well as the increasing threat of gun culture.

Professor David Canter, Director of the University's Centre for Investigative Psychology, said: "It is essential that law and psychology experts work together in advancing the criminal justice system. This will be an excellent forum in which to review everything from police interviewing of witnesses through to the presentation of cases in court, as well as effective management of convicted offenders from the perspectives of both psychology and the law."

The four day event that will bring together over 200 experts will also focus on the use of lie detectors in the treatment of sex offenders, understanding mothers who kill their children, negotiating with hostage takers and cycles of domestic violence. Experts will also look at the use of geographical profiling designed by Professor Canter to track criminals.

The Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law will be held at the University of Liverpool School of Psychology, Eleanor Rathbone building, Bedford Street South, from Tuesday, 27 to Friday, 30 June.

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Notes to editors
1. Members of the media are invited to the conference. Please contact Susan Giles on 0151 794 3935 / 07843 127010 or email sgiles@liv.ac.uk if you plan to attend.

2. For program details and a map of the site log onto www.i-psy.com

3. The University of Liverpool is one of the UK's leading research institutions. It attracts collaborative and contract research commissions from a wide range of national and international organisations valued at more than £90 million annually.


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