Research areas

Current Research Areas

  • Advantages of repeated interviews with children
  • Behavioural consistency between training and non-training police suspect interviews
  • Child protection
  • Counter-terrorism
  • Domestic abuse
  • Developing opportunities to assist in training programmes and in the provision of an evidence-based approach to major investigation
  • Detecting deception from written/oral accounts
  • Detection of malingering and deception
  • Effects of asking repeated questions in forensic interviews with children
  • Emotional language
  • Enhanced cognitive interviewing/cognitive interviewing
  • Establishing credibility within police suspect interviews
  • Eyewitness memory (recall, recognition and interviewing procedures)
  • False confessions
  • Forensic linguistics
  • Fraud
  • Individual differences
  • Influence of life events on susceptibility to suggestion
  • Interviewing vulnerable groups (including children and older adults)
  • Investigative decision making
  • Investigative interviewing of suspects and witnesses by law enforcement agencies other than the police
  • Interrogative suggestibility
  • Linguistic markers of effectiveness in police suspect interviews
  • Major enquiry interview co-ordination, policy and procedure
  • Organised crime, investigation of homicide, policing
  • Reactions of ‘suspects’ to simulated police interviews
  • Sexual offending
  • Social cognition and the processes by which individuals make sense of ambiguous, complex or contradictory information
  • Structured interviews with registered sex offenders in order to identify risk
  • Training in advanced investigative interview techniques and its effectiveness