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Karin Spenser

Lecturer in Criminal Psychology


Criminology and Policing


College of Business, Law and Social Sciences


Criminology and Social Sciences, Derby Law School


One Friar Gate Square, Derby Campus



Lecturer in Criminal Psychology. I have both academic and professional experience in criminal psychology. From an academic perspective my focus is quantitative research methods, the paradigms of psychology, working with offenders, and mentally disordered offenders. Professionally, 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.

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Professional interests

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

Research interests

My PhD considered deficits in prosociality as a contributory factor to offending behaviour. I am also interested in;

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