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BIO Daniel Boduszek


Daniel Boduszek



Institute of Psychology
Faculty of Psychology in Katowice
Department of Forensic Psychology


Professor Daniel Boduszek is a Polish-British criminal psychologist specializing in psychopathy, personality disorders, criminal social identity, and recidivism.

In 2013, he defended his doctoral thesis in criminal psychology at the University of Ulster (UK). He obtained his post-doctoral degree in psychology (habilitacja) from SWPS University in Poland (2015), and subsequently, a professorial title in criminal psychology at the University of Huddersfield (UK) in 2016. In 2021, Daniel received the title of a full professor, granted by the President of the Republic of Poland. Daniel is also a certified psychologist by the British Psychological Society, researcher of the Science Council, and is a qualified university lecturer, certified by the Higher Education Academy in the UK.

Daniel is a founder of a peer-reviewed Journal of Criminal Psychology and a member of several journal editorial boards, including Journal of Criminal Justice, Deviant Behavior, Frontiers in Psychology (Forensic and Legal), Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy, International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, Polish Psychological Bulletin, and Current Issues in Personality Psychology.

He has extensive experience in working with inmates in various countries. For example, he conducts studies among inmates as well as victims of violence (including women and children) in the United States, Great Britain, Ireland, Pakistan, Tanzania, Poland and the Caribbean islands. His research interests include criminal psychopathy, criminal cognitive structures, suicides and mental health in prisons, as well as homicide-related issues, recidivism and prisonization.

Daniel is a recipient of research grants from the European Union, Economic and Social Research Council, UNICEF, and RCUK Global Challenges Research Fund. Results of his research have been published in international peer-reviewed journals.

Daniel holds a post of a full professor of forensic psychology at the University of Huddersfiled, UK, and teaches classes in psychology of criminal behavior, and methodology of criminal psychology at SWPS University in Katowice, Poland.