from Guru Bob @ the temple: “Before you criticise someone, walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when they hear you, you’re a mile away and you’ve got their shoes.”
Two new papers in PPPL, one in Frontiers in Neurology – & several others just out
Lucas, C. A., Brewer, N., & Palmer, M. A. (in press, 2020). Eyewitness identification: The complex issue of suspect-filler similarity. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.
Palmer, M. A., Brewer, N., Weber, N., & Sauer, J. D. (in press, 2020). Eyewitness identifications of multiple culprits: Disconfirming feedback following one lineup decision impairs identification of another culprit. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.
Brewer, N., Young, R. L., & Lucas, C. A. (2020). Autism screening in early childhood: Discriminating autism from other developmental concerns. Frontiers in Neurology, 11, 594381, 1-18.
Douglass, A.B., Lucas, C. A., & Brewer, N. (2020, online ahead of print). Co-witness identification speed affects false identification rates. Law and Human Behavior.
Lucas, C. A., Brewer, N., Michael, Z., & Foster, T. (2020). The effects of explicit ‘Not Present’ and ‘Don’t Know’ response options on identification decisions in computer administered lineups. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 34, 1495-1509.
Kucina, T., Sauer, J. D., Holt, G. A., Brewer, N., & Palmer, M. A. (2020). Refining the blank lineup procedure: How should we instruct eyewitnesses? Applied Cognitive Psychology, 34, 1419-1429.
Young, R. L., & Brewer, N. (2020). Perspective taking deficits, autism spectrum disorder, and allaying police officers’ suspicions about criminal involvement. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 50, 2234-2239.
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.