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The School of Psychology - Psychology of Crime and the Media

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Join the School of Psychology on Wednesday 28 April 2021 from 6:00pm – 7:30pm to find out more about studying a Psychology course at the University of Sunderland.  

The event is aimed at those who are currently studying or have an interest in Psychology, or have applied to study a Psychology course in September. 

As part of the event you will participate in a mini lecture around the Psychology of Crime in the Media as well as have the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about what the University of Sunderland has to offer.  

 Psychology of Crime and the Media Mini Lecture

 There’s a certain mystique and appeal about crime and the subsequent investigation that attempts to ascertain what happened and who was to blame. That appeal is evident in the entertainment industry with film makers and television producers using crime to entice audiences and boost their viewing figures. Such examples include the fictional tales of Dr Hannibal Lecter or the real-life crime documentaries focusing on famous criminal investigations such as the Pembrokeshire Murders or that of Dennis (“Des”) Nilsen. 

But have you ever wondered why those crimes were committed? Or why the police officers behaved the way they do in those investigations? 

Psychology is integral to our decision-making processes and psychologically informed guidance is regularly used to advise the investigation of crime. During this talk we will dispel some of the common misconceptions associated with crime and elaborate on why specific approaches are used to gather the facts and gain a better understanding of what occurred. 

This exciting talk links to all courses offered within the School of Psychology:  

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology 
  •  BSc (Hons) Clinical Psychology 
  • BSc (Hons) Forensic Psychology  
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling  





If you would like more information about this event, please email events.recruitment@sunderland.ac.uk


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