Year 9 Peek Inside The Criminal Mind
Monday, 13 June 2011
Year 9 girls had the chance to peek inside 'The Criminal Mind' with a fascinating talk from Psychology teacher John Radcliffe, as part of the gifted and talented lecture programme.
The lecture gave the girls a taster into the world of Psychology, and John began by asking the question 'what is a crime?' before speaking about how the nature of a crime has changed over time and will change in the future. He then asked the girls whether they could look at people's faces and guess whether they were the criminal or the victim of a crime to show that it is impossible to tell whether someone is good or bad, though many 'good' looking people have got away more leniently.
They discussed some examples of famous crimes and got to take on the role of a Criminal Psychologist when they were given a scenario and had to guess who the murderer was. John did reassure the girls however that actually less than 2% of the population are capable of carrying out such crimes.