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.
New book out
See new book out in 2019, edited by Neil Brewer & Amy Bradfield Douglass, and published by Guilford Publications, New York. It covers a wide array of topics in the psychology-law area, with chapters written by top researchers in their fields.
See reviews from Elizabeth Loftus (UC, Irvine), Saul Kassin (John Jay, CUNY), Michael Lamb (Cambridge), Kim Wade (Warwick), Mitch Eisen (Cal State)