Professor Karl Roberts:
Karl Roberts is a Forensic Psychologist and Criminologist. He is Professor and Chair of Policing and Criminal Justice at Western Sydney University, Sydney, Australia. He is also Adjunct Professor of Pacific Policing at the University of the South Pacific, Fiji. He is an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. His areas of expertise are within Forensic Psychology and Criminology and focus upon police processes and practices, vulnerability, victimology trauma and interpersonal violence. He is particularly interested in how insights from the Behavioural Sciences can be brought to bear to inform crime prevention and investigation strategies, the treatment and management of vulnerable persons and police organisational practices. He has published extensively on related issues including investigative interviewing, law enforcement investigation processes, the behavioural assessment of victims and offenders, violence risk assessment and risk management, stalking, honour based violence, and organisational justice. Karl works closely with law enforcement and other criminal justice agencies throughout the world providing training, behavioural insights advice to policy makers, and behavioural insights to major investigations by police and other agencies. Karl worked for the UK North Western counter terrorism unit as a behavioural consultant and interview trainer. He is a recognised expert witness in the UK and New South Wales and is a trained hostage negotiator.