Mad, bad and dangerous – what do you think?


The public’s attitude towards criminals, their crimes and how we treat them will come under scrutiny at a free public lecture at the University of Lincoln.


During recent years, high profile cases, popular TV characters, homicide enquiries and the media’s sometime obsessional interest in crime have all contributed to our changing attitudes.


These changes have been central to the 20-year career of forensic psychologist Todd Hogue, who is Professor of Forensic Psychology at the University of Lincoln and Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist at Rampton Hospital.


On 26th February Professor Hogue will give a free lecture on The Mad, the Bad and the Dangerous: Attitudes towards offenders, their crimes and the work we do, at the Jackson Lecture Theatre on Brayford Campus. The lecture discusses how offender’s attitudes can be measured both explicitly and implicitly as well as how professional and public attitudes might impact on judgements made about offenders and the treatment they receive.


Professor Hogue has worked in a range of prison, community and health-based forensic settings mainly with sexual offenders and personality disordered individuals. Since 1995 he has been involved in the development of specialist services for personality disordered offenders requiring care in a high security hospital, including being Lead Psychologist to the initial development of the Peaks (DSPD) Unit at Rampton Hospital.


Registration for the lecture takes place at 5.30pm and the lecture begins at 6pm. Refreshments will be provided at 7.15pm. To register for this free event please call 01522 837008 or email


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