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Psychology and crime: Exploring the interface


Sociology and Social Policy


This talk looks at the way that Criminology and Psychology have become increasingly separated from each other. Key ideas will be explored, such as the oversimplified nature/nurture divide.

Why this is important

We look at some of the most pressing issues in the field of criminology. Students taking or considering subjects such as Sociology or Psychology at A level will find this talk useful.

Key descriptors

New technology and the role of humans in its development; Crime and determinism; Nature/nurture and the problem of reductionism.

Year groups

Years 10/11

About the speaker

Dr Craig Webber has written a leading textbook, ‘Psychology and Crime’ (2010 Sage Publications) and has researched in the fields of Crime, Psychology and technology, assisting the Home Office and the Serious Organised Crime Agency.

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