WHAT IS THE FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY LAB?

The Forensic Psychology lab, headed by Dr. Don Dutton, is located at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. Our lab studies a variety of topics relating to the application of psychology within a legal context. From investigations of the abusive personality to intimate partner violence, and cognitive dissonance in family conflicts, lab members work together to further the knowledge in the field of forensic psychology. Past research has delved into the psychology of violence, social psychological explanations of clinical syndromes and personality disorders.

WHAT IS FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY?

Forensic psychology is a branch of applied psychology which is concerned with the collection, examination and presentation of evidence for judicial purposes. This application to the criminal and civil justice systems deals with questions surrounding the mental state of defendants and suspects, the credibility of witnesses, and the implications of their testimony.

Please look around our fanpage and website to find out more about what we do and how you can get involved. We are always looking for new participants (community members and students) to partake in our studies and research program. Feel free to contact us at any time!