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Department of Security and Crime Science

David Canter

Professor David Canter, Centre for Investigative Psychology, University of Liverpool

Email: canter@liverpool.ac.uk

Professor David is Director of The Centre for Investigative Psychology at the University of Liverpool.

David Canter's early work was as an Environmental Psychologist, working with architects on the psychological implications of the design of offices, schools, hospitals, prisons and housing. He also consulted on the design of Casinos for Ladbrokes and the Channel Tunnel terminal in Kent as well as Shell's Research Centre at Stanlow. He is the founding editor of the Journal of Environmental Psychology that he established in 1980.

His work with the police grew out of many years of consultation on fires, safety and risk management. He has carried out projects for a range of government departments including the DTI, the DOE, the Home Office and the DHSS.

David Canter developed the new, applied area of psychology that he called Investigtive Psychology. The MSc in Investigative Psychology at Liverpool University regularly produces first class graduates.

He has published over 20 books and over 200 articles in technical and academic journals as well as contributing to newspapers and many television documentaries. He has a regular discussion slot on BBC Radio Merseyside. His most recent television activity is his six-part documentary series for Channel 5 called 'Mapping Murder'.

Professor Canter is a Fellow of the British Psychological Society and the American Psychological Association and a member of the Forensic Science Society. He has PhD from The University of Liverpool and is a Chartered Forensic Psychologist. He is one of the first psychologists to be elected as an Academician to the Academy of Social Sciences.

His Who's Who entry lists his avocations as Clarinet, Collage and Composition.

Some Recent Publications:

Canter,D. (2000) Offender profiling and criminal differentiation. Journal of Legal and Criminological Psychology, 5, pp 23 -46

Canter,D. (2000) Seven assumptions for an investigative environmental psychology. in S. Wapner, J.Demick, T. Yamamoto, & H.Minami. (eds) Theoretical Perspectives in Environment-Behavior Research: Underlying assumptions, research problems, and methodologies. New York: Plenum pp 191 - 206

Canter, D. & Cremer M (2000) The psychological autopsy. in J. K Mason & B N Purdue (eds) The Pathology of Trauma. Third Edition London: Arnold. pp 475-487

Canter,D. and Hodge,S. (2000) Criminal's Mental Maps, in L.S.Turnball et al (eds) Atlas of Crime Oryx Press, pp 187 -191

Lundrigan, S. and Canter, D. (2001) A Multivariate Analysis of Serial Murderer's Disposal Site Location Choice Journal of Environmental Psychology 21, 423-432

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