Investigative Processes

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Police decision-making, investigative interviewing, detecting deception, forensic psycholinguistics, eyewitness testimony, psychology in court

Contributing to the Investigative Process

Alison, L, Smith, M.D., Eastman, O., & Rainbow, L. (2003) Toulmin's philosophy of argument and its relevance to Offender Profiling. Journal of Psychology, Crime & Law, 9 (2), 173-181.

Alison, L, Smith, M.D., & Morgan, K. (2003) Interpreting the accuracy of offender profiles. Journal of Psychology, Crime & Law, 9, (2), 185-195.

Alison, L., West, A., & Goodwill, A. (2004). The Academic and the Practitioner: Pragmatists' views of offender profiling. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 10,1/2, 71-101.

Bennell, C. (2005). Improving police decision-making: General principles and practical applications of receiver operating characteristic analysis. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 19, 1157-1175.

Canter, D. & Alison, L. (Eds) (1999). Interviewing and Deception. Offender Profiling Series: I, Interviewing and Deception. Ashgate Publishing: Aldershot. Pp. 1-21

Canter, D. & Youngs, D. (2007) IOPS: An Interactive Offender Profiling System. In S.Chainey and L. Tompson (Eds.) Crime Mapping Case Studies. Wiley

Sano, K., and Watanabe, S. (1998). An analysis on the repetition of criminal Modus Operandi. Japanese Journal of Science and Technology for Identification, 3(2), 49-55. (text in Japanese with an English summary).

Yokota, K., and Watanabe, S. (2002). Computer-based retrieval of suspects using similarity of Modus Operandi. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 4(1), 5-15.

Investigative Psychology in Court

Canter, D. (2000) Psycholinguistics in Encyclopaedia of Forensic Science. pp 1276-1280.

Canter, D. (2000). Psychological Autopsies in Encyclopaedia of Forensic Science, pp. 1281-1290

Aked, Joy P., Canter, D., Sanford, Anthony J., & Smith, N. (Eds) (1999). Offender Profiling series: Profiling in Policy and Practice. Approaches to the Scientific Attribution of Authorship. Ashgate Publishing: Aldershot. Pp159-188.

Canter, D. & Chester, J. (1997) Investigation into the claim of weighted cusum in Authorship attribution studies. Journal of Forensic Linguistics, 4, (2), 252-261.

Canter, D. (1992). An evaluation of "Cusum" stylistic analysis of confessions, Expert Evidence. 1, (2), 93-99.

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Interviewing and Detecting Deception

Ask, K., & Granhag, P. A. (2005). Motivational sources of confirmation bias in criminal investigations: the need for cognitive closure. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 2(1), 43-63.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/110431131/PDFSTART

Caso, L., Gnisci, A., Vrij, A., & Mann, S. (2005). Processes underlying deception: an empirical analysis of truth and lies when manipulating the stakes. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 2(3), 195-202.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/112098135/PDFSTART

Davis, M. R., McMahon, M., & Greenwood, K. M. (2003). The role of visual imagery in the enhanced cognitive interview: guided questioning techniques and individual differences. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 1(1), 33-51.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/106568782/PDFSTART

Hammond, L., Wagstaff, G. F., & Cole, J. (2006). Facilitating eyewitness memory in adults and children with context reinstatement and focused meditation. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 3(2), 117-130.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/112728360/PDFSTART

Lindblad, F., & Kaldal, A. (2005). Child witness statements about sexual abuse in day-care: reports from a case with confessions from the suspect. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 2(3), 165-178.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/112098133/PDFSTART

Mann, S., Vrij, A., & Bull, R. (2004). Detecting true lies: Police officers' ability to detect deceit. Journal of Applied Psychology, 89, 1, 137-149.

Myklebust, T., & Bjørklund, R. A. (2006). The effect of long-term training on police officers' use of open and closed questions in field investigative interviews of children (FIIC). Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 3(3), 165-181.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/113471669/PDFSTART

Oxburgh, G., Williamson, T., & Ost, J. (2006). Police officers' use of emotional language during child sexual abuse investigations. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 3(1), 35-45.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/112278385/PDFSTART

Rassin, E., Van Der Sleen, J., Van Amelsvoort, A. G., & Buttinger, E. (2006). Boys will be boys: a pre-line-up gameplay has beneficial effects on boys' but not girls' identification performance. Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, 3(3), 157-163.
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/fulltext/113471666/PDFSTART

Vrij, A. (2004). Invited article: Why professionals fail to catch liars and how they can improve. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 9, 159-181.

Vrij, A., Fisher, R., Mann, S., & Leal, S. (2006). Detecting deception by manipulating cognitive load. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 10, 4, 141-142.

Vrij, A., Mann, S., Fisher, R., Leal, S., Milne, B., & Bull, R. (2007, published on line). Increasing cognitive load to facilitate lie detection: The benefit of recalling an event in reverse order. Law and Human Behavior.

Vrij, A., Mann, S., Kristen, S., & Fisher, R. P. (2007, published on line). Cues to deception and ability to detect lies as a function of police interview styles. Law and Human Behavior.

Vrij, A. (2005). Criteria-Based Content Analysis: A qualitative review of the first 37 studies. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 11, 3-41.

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