Psychology and Law, Goldsmiths, University of London:, Friday, 06. November 2020

Next available dates 

· 28 Feb 2020 (Senate House)  · 02 May 2020 (New Cross) 
· 19 Sep 2020 (New Cross) · 06 Nov 2020 (New Cross) 

Feedback:
‘Outstanding. It made me revisit the way I deal with clients, judges as well as my own family.’
‘I found the course extremely interesting – the speaker was very engaging and knowledgeable’
 
How psychological findings can help justice: application of psychological phenomena to all aspects of the justice process, including stops and searches, lineup identification, witness testimony, lie detection, witness statements, advocate’s persuasion of the court, consciousness and free will, and the role of individual differences in the process.
 

Why choose this course?
This course is designed by multidisciplinary specialists with training in law, psychology, genetics, cognitive science and mind influences – incorporating important findings, as they apply to the justice process. 
Of the thousands of degree-granting universities, Goldsmiths Psychology department is in the World Top 100 in the QS ranking for academic reputation. Papers by our academics are highly cited, we hold 55th place among the worlds' Psychology departments for the number of citations per published paper.
 

Key elements of this course

 1. General psychological phenomena affecting justice


External influences on our decision making (e.g. persuasion, metaphor, powerful language)


Lying and lie detecting


Dishonesty


Mental health, including prevalence, effect on people and effect on our decision-making


Memory and attention issues



 2. Stops and searches


Conscious and unconscious interferes in the process


The long-lasting impact of interferences


Ability to change a decision after learning initial decision was wrong



3. Lineup identification


Suggestions during the process


Stress


Questions


Special training of the person identifying



4. Witness testimony and witness statements


Witness discussions


Time of event


Impact of questioning


Statements prepared by lawyers


Statements after deliberations


Preparations for witness testimony


Questioning by advocates


Impact of court pressures on different people  



5. Police statements


Discussions with colleagues and at meetings


Stress


Pressures


Attention



6. Advocate’s persuasion


When advocacy becomes a threat to justice


Impact of persuasive advocacy


Conscious and unconscious influences on jury and judiciary



7. Consciousness and free will


Conscious control over actions


When is ‘will’ free


Long term influences on free will



8. Role of individual differences in the process.


Origin of individual difference (e.g. personality, including aggressiveness, honesty, politeness) and impact such differences have on our decisions


When individual differences become a threat


Discretion in sentencing and other decision making and its impact on justice



9. Using science (Psychology, neuroscience, genetics) to improve the justice process


Incorporating relevant findings


 

Is this course for me?
The course provides an essential resource for all people and is particularly important for justice system professionals (e.g. judges, lawyers, policy makers, police). Participants have included justice system professionals, medical professional, business executives and students.
 

Other recommended courses to be taken separately or in combination

Decision Making and the Mind: Weaknesses, Biases and Persuasion – a one-day course suitable for anyone wishing to learn about persuasion and mind influences and how they penetrate our mind to affect decision making. Understanding of psychological processes is at the core of decision making and communication, and is essential to effective public speaking.
Genetics and Law – this one-day course covers key advances in genetics affecting people’s rights; ways in which people are affected; legal protection in place for individuals and groups; and what individuals and societies can do to protect themselves from misuse of genetic information.
Bespoke training for 1-1 or group bookings – available on request.
 
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Tutoring
This course is directed by Fatos Selita, a Barrister and a New York State Attorney; with training in Psychology, Genetics and Mind Influences; with over 10 years of experience in lecturing and delivering training internationally; who also directs the ' Decision Making and the Mind: Weaknesses, Biases and Persuasion' course, and has delivered training on Decision Making and Mind Influences to lawyers and the judiciary in England and internationally. 


Booking information

Fee: £220

Discounts


10% when a participant enrolls for more than one of our courses (at the same time)


20% UK students


25% Members of the UK Law and Society Association (UKLSA)


If five people register from the same institution for the same intake, the fifth place is free


Goldsmiths students, staff and alumni - email us for current discounts


As a University, we are able to offer our courses at minimum prices, and free of VAT - to make knowledge available to as wide audience as possible.

Group bookings:
To book this course for a group, please email us air(@). The price for group bookings is £1,540, covering a maximum of 8 people. 

Enquiries
Email: air@; Phone: +44 (0)20 7078 5468.
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Friday, 06. November 2020, Goldsmiths, University of London:, Psychology and Law

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