Karl Roberts, Criminal Justice & Criminology
Adjunct Associate Professor - Joint Appointment with Macquarie University
Interpersonal violence and law enforcement investigation focusing upon psychological and behavioural assessment of offenders, investigative interviewing by law enforcement and risk assessment and management.
Karl Roberts is a Forensic Psychologist who trained in the United Kingdom (UK) and who is currently based at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia. His specific research areas of expertise are within the broad field of interpersonal violence and law enforcement investigation focusing upon psychological and behavioral assessment of offenders, investigative interviewing by law enforcement and risk assessment and management. He has particular interests in the risk identification and management of violent crimes such as stalking and honor violence and the psychological motivation and treatment of offenders. Working with Lorraine Sheridan Karl recently produced a stalking risk tool for use by law enforcement and other agencies which has become the standard risk assessment tool for all United Kingdom Police forces. He also has expertise in investigative interviewing by law enforcement and has published a number of papers on this. Karl has just completed a book on Policing honor based violence with colleagues from the Metropolitan Police Force UK and editing a collection of academic papers on Honour based violence with colleagues from the UK and Australia. Karl works closely with law enforcement and other agencies throughout Australia, the United Kingdom, Europe and the USA providing training and advice to investigations in the form of risk assessments and investigative strategies. He has provided advice to over four hundred major police investigations. Karl is also currently involved in research applying small group psychology to the risk assessment of extremist groups.