How realistic is the forensic psychologist portrayed in crime novels and on TV? Find out at CSI Portsmouth 5 November 2011

This is just one of the questions lined up to be asked, and answered, at the forthcoming CSI Portsmouth event on Saturday 5 November in Portsmouth, England.

Forensic psychologists Lucy Wainwright and Dr Claire Nee, Director of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology at Portsmouth University will discuss this and more aspects of their fascinating work at CSI Portsmouth. And if your views of a forensic psychologist are of the overweight lumbering Cracker on television then you’re in for a surprise. Join Lucy Wainwright in the morning to discover how her work compares to that of the fictional forensic psychologists and join Dr Claire Nee on our panel in the afternoon with crime authors, Mark Billingham, John Harvey, Michael Ridpath and Pauline Rowson.

Lucy Wainwright

Lucy Wainwright is a researcher at the University of Portsmouth’s International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology – the largest of its kind in the UK.  She studied at both Undergraduate and Master’s level at Portsmouth and has conducted research on domestic violence and the development of self-identity in child offenders. She has worked as a psychological therapist in HMP Stocken and HMP Lowden Grange with high risk male prisoners as well as training staff to use pro-social modelling. She has now returned to the Centre to conduct research on the development of criminality in children funded by the prestigious Economic and Social Research Council with Kids Company (a London-based charity) as her sponsor.

Dr Claire Nee, Director of the International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology at Portsmouth University.

Dr Claire Nee
Claire Nee's research has included a variety of forensic areas including crime specific research (burglary and car theft); interventions in prisons; criminality in children; electronic monitoring of offenders; intensive probation; self-reported offending; female violence; and racism and sexism within the police force. Her current research projects include reducing risk in very young persistent offenders; and decision-making in burglars. Her main research interest is in the decisions offenders make at the scene of the crime.

The International Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology at Portsmouth University has an established international reputation for conducting a broad range of criminological and forensic psychology research. The Centre comprises an impressive team of research staff and students.

For full programme details and profiles of the crime authors and crime experts visit CSI Portsmouth 2011

John Pounds Centre, Portsmouth

CSI Portsmouth Tickets from the Box Office + 44 (0)23 9268 8685.

Tickets cost £5 for the morning and £7 for the afternoon with a discounted ticket of £10 for the whole day and includes £3 off the price of a book bought at the event.

Post Your Question Here

If you can't attend CSI Portsmouth but would like to ask a question of any of the crime authors and/or crime experts you can post your question here.  Answers will be posted after the event.


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