Forensic Psychology

Find out about the Forensic Psychology research group, which looks at the prevention, assessment, and treatment of offending behaviour.

The Forensic Psychology Group brings together staff whose research focus is on understanding offending behaviour and its effects on victims in areas of prevention, assessment, and treatment, and in participation in the legal system and criminal investigations. Topics of interest include adult and youth sexual, violent, and family violent crime, psychological processes in eyewitness evidence, and criminal investigations with children.

The Group offers New Zealand's only Master’s degree in forensic psychology. They have links to key government and voluntary sector agencies such as NZ Police, Department of Corrections, IHC, Ministry of Justice, Ministry of Social Development, Oranga Tamariki—Ministry for Children, and voluntary organisations that provide interventions for child sexual offending or family violence.


The following staff work in this research area:

Associate Professor
School of Psychology

Director Forensic Programme
School of Psychology

Senior Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
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Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology

Lecturer in Forensic Psychology
School of Psychology

School of Psychology