Learn about the reality of forensic psychology

A short course at the University beginning in March will offer Kent alumni and members of the public an opportunity to learn about the reality of forensic psychology.

The ten-week evening course, taught by some of the UK’s leading forensic psychology experts, will take participants beyond the fiction of TV and film representations of the subject to present a fascinating introduction to the psychology of victims, offenders, crime investigation and rehabilitation.

Members of the University’s Centre of Research and Education in Forensic Psychology will highlight famous cases, such as that of Jack the Ripper, to present an insight into murder and profiling, while other parts of the course will focus on juries, stalking and harassment, sex offenders and rehabilitation, and the reliability of eyewitnesses.

The course, costing £150, will consist of a series of 10 one-and-a-half hour lectures taking place at the University’s Canterbury campus every Wednesday from 18.00 – 19.30 between 4 March and 20 May. There will be a two-week Easter break.

The Centre of Research and Education in Forensic Psychology is part of the School of Psychology.