Yearly Archives: 2015

Conference Date Change

iIIRG’s 2016 conference in London has changed dates to a week earlier than previously planned. The masterclass will now take place on the 20th and 21st June, and the conference on the 22nd to 24th June. Please get in touch with iIIRG if you have booked flights etc., and incurred any admin costs associated with this change in date.

PhD Opportunity!

The House of Legal Psychology offers Erasmus Mundus fully funded 3-year PhD fellowships starting September 2016 in Europe; Maastricht (Netherlands), Portsmouth (UK) and Gothenburg (Sweden). We are looking for international applicants who have successfully completed a Master’s degree in Psychology in which sufficient psychology and research methods training has been completed. Click here for more details.

Intermediaries for Justice Conference

Intermediaries for Justice are holding a conference on the subject of ‘Joined up Justice – developments in partnership working within the justice system.’ This will take place on 12th of March 2016 at Stafford University’s Stoke-on-Trent Campus. Keep an eye out for further information here.

PhD Opportunity

An exciting new PhD opportunity has been posted by the University of Derby. The subject is ‘The use of interpreters in the investigative process’, working with Dr Dave Walsh. For more information, click here.

Investigating Crime and Criminal Behaviour: Improving Practice – Key Event

The University of Portsmouth Centre for Research in Forensic Psychology cordially invite you to attend our key networking and information event on Friday 11th September 2015.

This networking event is aimed at organisations and businesses who can benefit from our current research on investigations, criminal behaviour and investigative practice.

The event will include presentations from five internationally-renowned academics exploring how psychological science can transform your investigative practice and reduce risk. Opportunities for Q & A and networking to discuss specific challenges will also be available.

This is a free event with limited spaces – please register via the following link:


Reporting at the sharp end: memory in the real world – Professor Lorraine Hope

This talk will also focus on how innovative new research-based approaches to eliciting information can contribute to the task of obtaining detailed and accurate reports in challenging reporting contexts.

What have we learned from burglars about target choice and navigating the crime scene? -Dr Claire Nee

This talk will bring you up-to-date on what we know about the decision making and behaviour of the burglar, on the journey to commit a crime and during the commission of the act.

Allegations of non-recent sexual assault: psychological, investigative and legal challenges – Dr James Ost

A presentation about claims of abuse that are alleged to have happened many years ago. The talk will focus on how memory science can inform decision making and will briefly cover the reconstruction of memory.

Taking effective practice in reducing re-offending to scale: what have we learned? – Dr Dominic Pearson –

Reducing the recycling of offenders around the criminal justice system is a goal of offender services around the world, and this talk will discuss lessons learned from the application of research evidence to practice in offender management.

Cognitive credibility assessment: a new method to distinguish truth tellers from liars – Professor Aldert Vrij

Detecting deception in interviews is a difficult task and people’s performance is similar to that which can be expected by just tossing a coin. However, psychological research has demonstrated that people can improve their ability to detect lies when they ask specific questions during interviews.

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8th Annual Conference 2015

Here you will find a selection of presentations presented at the iIIRG Annual Conference 2015, at the Deakin Management Centre, Australia.  Please note that iIIRG accepts no responsibility for the content of the presentations – the presentations were written by individuals (or groups) and reflect their own individual viewpoints and arguments and are not the express views of the iIIRG.

Masterclass 2015 Programme

Programme Day One

Programme Day Two

Programme Day Three

Keynote Talk



Castelfranc-Allen & Hope

Danby, Brubacher, Sharman & Powell

Dion & Cyr

Garcia & Castro

Hamilton, Brubacher, & Powell

Kebbell, Westera, & Brown

Lahtinen, Korkman, Laitila & Juusola


Nevarro, Mettifogo, Antivilo, Veliz, & Garcia


Pompedda, Zappala & Santtila