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Criminal Minds

The event will be held in the basement, unfortunately there is no step-free access.
Past event - 2019
21 May Doors 7 pm Event 7.30-9.30 pm
Dream Bags Jaguar Shoes, 32-34 Kingsland Rd,
London E2 8DA
Sold Out!
This evening will take you on a journey into the brain of a terrorist and out into the world of organised crime. Join us to learn more and win Pint of Science prizes!

The radicalized brain: Talking to and brain scanning terrorists and their supporters

Nafees Hamid (PhD candidate)
This talk will cover Mr. Hamid’s face-to-face interviews with members of ISIS and Al Qaida as well as his neuroimaging research on jihadist sympathizers. Topics such as individual vulnerabilities, community resilience, and the epidemiology of ideas will be explored. More broadly, his cross-cultural survey research will show how the spread of liberal democracy and globalization are exacerbating identity crises and search for purpose and belonging, which some extremist groups are able to use to their advantage

Dear Madam/Sir, may I study you? How (not) to do organised crime research

Dr Alex Chung (Research Associate)
Popular culture feeds us with a constant stream of entertainment that depict the life of the underworld – rackets, violence, glamour, betrayal and the like. To go beyond misconceptions and hyperboles, academics have long sought to explain what organised crime is.
Have you ever wondered how they go about studying mafias, drug gangs, or human smugglers? Based on his research, Alex will speak about how social scientists investigate criminal groups and offer tips on the things to avoid.