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To Catch a Thief: The Psychology of a Criminal

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2009/10/05/David_Mutton_Policing_Our_Minds David Mutton, former Chief Psychologist for the New South Wales Police, gives an overview of common criminal personality types. He explains how police officers take advantage of these characteristics when interviewing suspects. ----- We want to live in a safe and secure society, so we entrust our law enforcement agencies with taking the necessary measures to preserve the peace. But just what are those "necessary measures"? David Mutton was once the Chief Psychologist for the New South Wales Police and lectures in Forensic Psychology. Speaking at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, he argues that we should disregard individual rights such as privacy, informed consent and free will, in order to protect the community from serious and organized crime. - Australian Broadcasting Corporation David Mutton is the Master of Forensic Psychology Course Advisor and the Head of the Master of Psychology Programs in the School of Psychology at the University of Western Sydney. He was appointed to the position of Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology at the University of Western Sydney since 2001. Prior to this appointment, he has worked in the Police Psychology Section, NSW Police Service for 11 years, initially as the Senior Psychologist and then as Chief Psychologist. From 1980 to 1990, he was a Psychologist with the NSW Department of Corrective Services. He is Chair of the NSW Section of the College of Forensic Psychologists and has been an active member and office bearer of the Australian Psychological Society since 1989.
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