My name is David Webb and I've had a passionate interest in studying and teaching forensic psychology for many years.
I launched All-About-Forensic-Psychology.Com in 2006 in order to help anybody looking for comprehensive information and resources. Whatever your connection with forensic psychology - student, educator, professional or general interest - I sincerely hope that you find All-About-Forensic-Psychology.Com a useful and engaging place to visit.
In recent years the discipline of forensic psychology and related topics such as psychopathy and criminal profiling have been the subject of a whole host of books, films and television series. However, despite its continued coverage and popular profile very few people get to study the topic in depth.
One of the main reasons for putting this website together, therefore, was to the make the academic study of forensic psychology much more accessible. I say academic study because what I hope this site will also offer, is a balanced account of forensic psychology, as opposed to the distorted, sensationalized and inaccurate view that often appears in the popular media.
I sincerely hope that you find this forensic psychology resource informative and engaging.
David Webb BSc (Hons), MSc
Karen Franklin, PhD, is a forensic psychologist and an adjunct professor at Alliant University in San Francisco. She conducts ethics training for clinical and forensic professionals in the United States and internationally. Her published research – including on hate crime motivations, group rape and ethics in forensic diagnosis – garnered an award for Distinguished Scientific Achievement in Psychology. You can access the interview with Dr. Karen Franklin via the following link.
Based on the criminal profiling content covered on this website, 'Criminal Profiling: An Introductory Guide' is designed to let you dive straight into this fascinating topic. The guide provides clear and concise information on such things as the origins of criminal profiling, FBI profiling methodology and limitations; and whether becoming a profiler is a realistic career path.
If you are interested in criminal profiling and would like to learn more, 'Criminal Profiling: An Introductory Guide' is the perfect place to start. See following link for full details.
A must read for anybody who would like to learn more about the darkest recesses of the criminal mind.
This book traces the origins and development of behavioral science within the FBI which has kept the iconic U.S government department at the forefront of research into serial killers and the criminal mind for over 40 years.
Inside The Criminal Mind: Behavioral Science Insights From The FBI also showcases a series of landmark articles on criminal profiling, sexual homicide, school shooters and serial murder. You can buy this fascinating book on Amazon via the following link.
See following links to visit the other websites built around my teaching and research interests.
Jan 21, 19 06:00 PM
The Pall Mall Gazette publishes the first recognized account of the term psychopath as we understand it today. Reporting on the acquittal of a Russian woman in a child murder case, the Gazette points…
Jan 20, 19 06:00 PM
Daniel M'Naghten shot and killed Edmund Drummond the private secretary of British Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel; mistakenly thinking Drummond was Peel, his intended target.
In a landmark legal ruling…
Jan 19, 19 06:00 PM
David Rosenhan's classic article "On Being Sane in Insane Places" was published in the journal Science. Introduced with the question "If sanity and insanity exist, how shall we know them?" Rosenhan's…