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Paul Britton Inaugural Lecture and Q&A: Murder and Mayhem

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Paul Britton, has worked in clinical & forensic psychology for most of his life, and he was the first forensic psychologist in the UK to work closely with the police on a live murder inquiry, building a psychological profile of a murderer. He has been at the centre of some of the most high-profile UK murder investigations in the last 30 years, including the Wests’ Cromwell Street murders, Jamie Bulger, Naomi Smith, Rachel Nickell and the abduction of Abbie Humphries. His two best-selling books ‘The Jigsaw Man’ and ‘Picking up the Pieces’ catalogue his experiences of working on these cases.

Paul creates psychological autopsies, where he works retrospectively through the offenders’ lives, building up portraits of their backgrounds, family, relationships, functioning, and ultimately, to understand how they can commit the crimes they are accused of. Paul was acknowledged by the author Jimmy McGovern as the true-life inspiration for the TV character ‘Cracker’ which was hugely influential in the 1990s in shaping public perceptions of criminal and forensic psychology.

In 2016 Paul was conferred as a Visiting Professor of Clinical & Forensic Psychology by Birmingham City University. This inaugural talk will allow Paul to explore his career and experiences and to cement his relationship with academia, specifically with BLSS and the Dept. of Psychology. The Question & Answer session will be fascinating and of great interest to students of psychology, criminology and law, and those hoping to work in the clinical or forensic fields.

The event is open to all staff, students and visitors.

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