Professor David Canter

PhD, AcSS, FAPA, FBPsS(Hon), FRSM, CPsychol
Director International Centre for Investigative Psychology
at The University of Huddersfield
President Int. Academy for Investigative Psychology
Emeritus Professor of The University of Liverpool

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Professor David Victor Canter

CANTER, Prof. David Victor, PhD; FBPsS; Professor of Psychology, University of Liverpool, since 1994; b 5 Jan. 1944; s of late Hyman Victor Canter and Coralie Lilian Canter (nee Hyam); m 1967, Sandra Lorraine Smith; one s two d. Educ: Liverpool Collegiate Grammar Sch.; Liverpool Univ. (BA Hons 1964; PhD 1969). Research Associate, Liverpool Univ., 1964-65; Strathclyde University: Res. Associate, 1966; Res. Fellow, Building Performance Res. Unit, 1967-70; Lectr, 1971-72; University of Surrey: Lectr, 1972-78; Reader, 1978-83; Prof. Of Applied Psychology, 1983-87; Prof. of Psychology, 1987-94; Hd of Dept of Psychology 1987-91. CPsychol 1988; AcSS; Hon. Mem. of Psychology Society of South Africa; FAPA; FRSA. Mem., Forensic Sci. Soc. Hon. Mem., Japanese Inst. Of Architects, 1971. Man. Ed., Jl of Envmtl Psychology, 1981- 2002. Man. Ed. Jl of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling 2003- Publications: Architectural Psychology, 1970; Psychology for Architects, 1974; (ed jtly) Psychology and the Built Environment, 1974; Environmental Interaction, 1975; (with P Stringer) Psychology of Place, 1977; (ed jtly) Designing for Therapeutic Environments, 1979; (ed) Fires and Human Behaviour, 1980, 2nd edn 1990; (ed jtly) Psychology in Practice, 1982; (ed) Facet Theory, 1985; (ed jtly) The Research Interview, 1985; (ed jtly) Environmental Perspectives, 1988; (ed jtly) Environmental Policy, Assessment of Communication, 1988; (ed jtly) New Directions in Environmental Participation, 1988; (ed jtly) Environmental Social Psychology, 1988; (with M. Comber and D. Uzzell) Football in its Place, 1989; (ed jtly) Empirical Approaches to Social Representations, 1992; Criminal Shadows: inside the mind of the serial killer, 1994 (Golden Dagger and Athony Awarded) ; (jtly) The Facets of Homelessness, 1995; Psychology in Action, 1996: (ed jtly) Criminal Detection and the Psychology of Crime, 1997; Assessing Accounts of Crime, 1998; (ed jtly) Profiling in Policy and Practice, 1999; Interviewing and Deception, 1999; The Social Psychology of Crime, 2000; Profiling Property Crimes, 2000; Mapping Murder, 2003; Becoming an Author (with G.Fairbairn) 2006; Geographical Offender Profiling 2 vols (with D.Youngs) 2008. Written and presented six-part TV Series “Mapping Murder”; contribs to learned jls, newspapers, radio, TV. Recreations: clarinet, musical composition, horticulture. Address: Department of Psychology, University of Liverpool, Liverpool L69 7ZA. T: (0151) 794 3910, Fax: (0151) 794 3938; e-mail:

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