Criminal Psychology Lecture

Criminology students at The Sixth Form College, Solihull got an insight into the psychology behind criminal activity today when expert speaker and criminal profiler Paul Harrison visited to give a lecture.

Former police officer Paul Harrison gives a talk to Criminology students

First year Criminology students were joined by students from A level Psychology and Sociology in attending a talk entitled “Walking with the Dead”. Paul Harrison, who is a retired police officer and author, talked to the students about his work in the UK with CID and in the USA with the FBI. His work has seen him come into contact with some of the most notorious serial killers in the world, and his meetings with these criminals has been aimed towards uncovering what caused them to commit their crimes.

Regarded as one of the UK’s foremost experts on serial killers, Paul Harrison shared some of his insights with the students and gave them some examples. Among the cases he discussed were Fred and Rose West, Ted Bundy, Charles Manson and Aileen Wuornos.

Criminology teacher Eleanor Bulloss commented:

“We are grateful to Paul Harrison for giving up his time to talk to our students. He is a real expert in his field and he had some fascinating insight into the minds of criminals, which our students will find very useful to apply to their studies.”

This lecture follows hot on the heels of presentations from academics at Birmingham City University and Sheffield Hallam University, giving students valuable external influences to stretch their learning.

12 March 2019