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Institute of Criminology


Thursday 30 May 2024 11.00am to 3.00pm

Morning session: Criminal Decision Making, 11:00am - 12:30pm

Register to attend in-person here.

  • The Development of Risky Decision Making: Towards a Hybrid Criminological and Psychological Model of Risk Behavior (DNERM): Ivy Defoe (University of Amsterdam)
  • Examining the Efficacy of the 360° Virtual Reality Method for Capturing Criminogenic Emotions and Decision-Making Processes: An Experimental Test of Anger and Arousal: Shaina Herman (Max Plank Institute, Freiburg)
  • Process Tracing Methods for Testing Theories of Criminal Decision Making: Christoph Herrmann (PhD student, University of Cambridge)

Lunch will be provided for people attending.

Afternoon Session: Decision-making by Bystanders, Community Members and the Police, 1:30pm - 3:00pm

  • When and why are people willing to cooperate with the police?: Amy Nivette (University of Utrecht)
  • Disorder and Social Control: Experimental Evidence on Prosocial and Antisocial Decision Making: Charles Lanfear (University of Cambridge)
  • Buckets' and the Biopsychological Processes of Decision-Making in Police Officers and OthersEmily Quin (PhD student Cambridge)

NOTE: The Symposium will be followed by the Nigel Walker Lecture by Prof Daniel Nagin at 5.00pm.  Further details and registration via our website.


Thursday, 30 May, 2024 - 11:00 to 15:00
Event location: 
Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge