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The School of Law and Criminology at the University of Derby recently welcomed a
group of senior Korean detectives to study a customised criminal investigations programme. The five senior detectives spent three weeks with their team studying specific aspects of law and criminology taken from the university's newly launched masters programmes in Criminal Investigations and, Cybercrime and E-Investigation.

"It was a fantastic experience for us as well as the Korean declivities and it really showed how theory and practical methods are truly transnational," said Dave Walsh, Subject head of Criminology. The School are also currently working with the British Embassy in Tunisia to offer a similar provision for their officers. This is part of a long standing tradition within the School in working with agencies and institutions overseas.

The University of Derby recently held a series of guest lecturers featuring high profile detectives from across the country. This also included a special event presented by Detective Superintendent Ivar Fahsing of the Norwegian Police service.

Ivar examined from a psychological perspective, the theoretical underpinnings of detectives' practices and illustrated the practical relevance of this theory when applied to real world criminal investigations. In the New Year the university will have a variety of free lectures covering aspects of criminology and criminal law, which include and examination of expert
witness testimonies and interrogation techniques used in the USA.

Also current research within the School is now examining different interrogation techniques used and how these can lead to difference outcomes and even cause suspects to confess when they haven't committed a crime. All research is conducted by the University's Law in Society research group and feeds into the development of their programmes.

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