Just completed PhDs
Two of our excellent PhD students—Alliyza Lim & Katie Logos—working on projects related to Neil Brewer & Robyn Young’s ARC project, Problematic interactions between autistic adults and the justice system, have just been awarded their PhDs.
Feb 2020 – hot off the press, a detailed analysis of how to improve police photoarrays and lineups
The paper was commissioned by Division 41 of the American Psychological Association; the 6 authors were invited; and (as well as the normal journal reviewing processes) the various iterations of the manuscript were reviewed in sessions at major international conferences:
Wells, G. L., Kovera, M. B., Douglass, A. B., Brewer, N., Meissner, C., & Wixted, J. (2020). Policy and procedure recommendations for the collection and preservation of eyewitness identification evidence. Law and Human Behavior, 44, 3-36. [see background to the paper here]
BUT, even when done well, they are far from perfect … & our American Psychologist paper from January 2020 (see below) outlines a radical new way of conducting identification tests !
Jan 2020 – major new paper out in American Psychologist on what’s wrong with police lineups and how to fix the problem
Brewer, N., Weber, N., & Guerin, N. (2020). Police line-ups of the future? American Psychologist, 75, 76-91.
Forthcoming article – plus a chapter just out
The article with colleagues at University of Bath (UK) extends our memory research to ASD in a special issue of Autism Research. The chapter focuses on our new ARC-funded research on how perspective taking deficits often seen in ASD individuals may contribute to problematic interactions with the police.
Maras, K., Norris, J., & Brewer, N. (in press, accepted January 24, 2020). Metacognitive monitoring and control of eyewitness memory reports in autism. Autism Research.
Brewer, N., & Young, R. L. (2020). Police-citizen interactions, theory of mind, and ASD. In F. R. Volkmar (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Autism Spectrum Disorders. New York, NY: Springer.
Couple of new book chapters coming from this crew
Brewer, N., Lucas, C. L., Sauer, J. D., & Palmer, M. A. (in press, 2020). Measuring the relationship between eyewitness identification confidence and accuracy. In A. Smith, M. Toglia, & J. Lampinen (Eds.), Methods, measures, and theories in eyewitness identification tasks. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.
Sauer, J. D., & Brewer, N. (in press, 2020). Ratings-based identification procedures. In A. Smith, M. Toglia, & J. Lampinen (Eds.), Methods, measures, and theories in eyewitness identification tasks. New York, NY: Taylor & Francis.