David Wilson talks...
About David Wilson
David is Professor of Criminology in our Centre for Applied Criminology.
He has previously worked for the Prison Service and was prison governor at several prisons including Wormwood Scrubs.
He is widely published on the criminal justice system and a regular contributor to TV and radio.
Don't miss the second series of Killers Behind Bars availaible now on Channel 5.
Can you name Britain's only female serial killer since the 1960s? Or have you ever wondered why certain killers become infamous while others 'disappear' from public view?
In the fourth and final episode in his criminology series, Professor David Wilson takes a more academic look at the phenomena of serial killing. He describes how, by taking a structured approach, we can go beyond the headlines and discover those groups most likely to be targeted by serial killers.
If you want to learn more about serial killing why not listen to his extended podcast, where Professor Wilson talks about the difference between the media stereotypes and the reality of serial killing.
The 12 minute podcast is available to download now at iTunes U.
Missed the previous episodes?
Murder: In this first episode of a four-part series, David Wilson reveals why everyday 'who dunnits' are poles apart from the sensational crimes that hit the headlines.
Prisons: In the second installment, the Professor of Criminology explains how we would have to put another 20,000 people in prison to reduce crime by one per cent.
Public Criminology: What is your opinion about crime and punishment? This is the question Professor Wilson asks in the third video. He also explains how as a criminologist, he has to balance public opinion with the need to look for crime-fighting solutions.
Catch-up and download all of the videos and extended podcasts on iTunes U.