Karin Spenser

Position: Lecturer in Criminal Psychology

College: College of Law, Humanities and Social Sciences

Department: Law, Criminology and Social Sciences

Subject area: Criminology

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Lecturer in Criminal Psychology

I have both academic and professional experience of criminal psychology. Most recently, I was involved in the rehabilitation of sex offenders, working for the Safer Living Foundation, based in one of Europes largest sex offender treatment facilities. Prior to that I taught criminal developmental psychology and research methods, at undergraduate level.

Teaching responsibilities

  • Module leader:  Investigating Criminal Psychology and Psychology for Criminologists
  • Tutor: Year Zero Study Skills.

Professional interests

I am an experienced magistrate, specialising in domestic voilence and family matters.

Research interests

  • My PhD considers deficits in prosociality as a contributory factor to offending behaviour. 
  • I am also interested in female offending, female offenders as victims, and cyberbullying.

Membership of professional bodies

  • Member of the British Psychological Society


  •  MPhil (Nottingham Trent University)

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