Forensic Update

Forensic Update aims to: communicate current information on professional and practice matters to practitioners and researchers; publish current and topical research and reviews in forensic psychology and related areas in concise and easily readable form; act as a forum for discussion and debate on a broad range of practical, professional and ethical issues within criminal and civil justice systems; act as a forum for dissemination of knowledge from other branches of the criminal and civil justice system, executive and legislature; and act as a forum for discussions with a broad range of other criminal and civil justice professionals and agencies.

Scheduled publication frequency:

Four issues a year


Editors: Martin Fisher, Rachel Worthington
Book Reviews Editor: Debbie McQueirns

Information for contributors

We welcome contributions in various formats including: reviews, research (completed or in progress) and commentaries on any aspect of forensic psychology or related fields. It is usually possible to publish contributions more quickly than refereed journals. However, this will be somewhat dependent on the amount of material the Editorial Team receives. Articles, which should ideally be between 1500 and 2000 words, will be edited by the Editorial Team. Copy should be with the Editors at least three months prior to proposed publication date. The Editors cannot guarantee that a submission will appear in the following edition after it has been accepted. Please contact the Editors if you would like to discuss ideas for papers or guidance for submissions.


Martin Fisher/Rachel Worthington: [email protected]
Debbie McQueirns: [email protected]

Single issues and subscriptions

Free to members of the DFP. Non-member subscriptions not available. Single issues available in pdf from the BPS Shop.

Further information

ISSN: 1356-5028

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