(This article represents an initial laying-out of some thoughts I’m having about an emerging research interest. If you have comments or suggestions to make about this line of work, or if you are a psychologist interested in collaborating on this type of project, please do get in touch). We are living in times of… Read More »
I’m currently in Edinburgh for the conference of the International Society of Political Psychology (ISPP 2017) – the annual convention where the great and the good of political psychological research gather to share their latest research findings. While I’m waiting for my talk on Sunday morning (for delegates – 8:30am in the Playfair Reception Room), I… Read More »
Over the past year or so, I have tried to force myself into the cut-throat world of academic research. As a masters student of forensic psychology, based in rural Lincolnshire, trying to forge a name for myself in the pursuit of doctoral funding has at time felt like a long and lonely struggle, and I’ve… Read More »
Desistance theory is a criminological phenomenon which describes how criminal offenders stop their offending behaviour. It is particularly pertinent in terms of conceptualising offender rehabilitation and the career of a criminal, as well as having practical applications for probation workers working with convicted criminals in the community.