& just now from Guru Bob @ the temple: “If you fall off the donkey 7 times, you must bounce back up 8 times. BUT, if you fall off the donkey 10 times, you’re not cut out for riding donkeys.”
Accepted, now online:
Lucas, C. A., & Brewer, N. (2021, online ahead of print). Could precise and replicable manipulations of suspect-filler similarity optimize eyewitness identification performance? Psychology, Public Policy and Law.
Just out – in JADD, a JARMAC target article … & more
A new Theory of Mind (i.e., perspective taking) test for autistic adults – quick to administer & score (& Open Access):
Brewer, N., Young, R. L., Norris, J. E., Maras, K., Michael, Z., & Barnett, E. (2021, online ahead of print). A quick measure of theory of mind in autistic adults: Decision accuracy, latency and self-awareness. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Co-authored with veteran US criminal litigator, James Doyle, author of “True witness: Cops, courts, science, and the battle against misidentification” and the US attorney’s Bible, “Eyewitness testimony: Civil and criminal” – also Open Access:
Brewer, N., & Doyle, J. (2021). Changing the face of police lineups: Delivering more information from witnesses. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, 10, 180-195.
Plus some others recently accepted:
Lim, A., Brewer, N., & Young, R. L. (2021, online ahead of print). Revisiting the relationship between cybercrime, autistic traits, and autism. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Brewer, N., Zweck, T., Lucas, C. A., & Guidolin, M. (2021, online ahead of print). Eyewitnesses’ pre-lineup memory strength inferences can influence identification decisions. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.
Logos, K., Brewer, N., & Young, R. L. (2021). Countering biased judgments of individuals who display autism-characteristic behavior in forensic settings. Human Communication Research, 47, 215-247.
Lim, A., Young, R. L., & Brewer, N. (2021, online ahead of print). Autistic individuals may be erroneously perceived as deceptive and lacking credibility. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. (Open Access)
And a few more recent ones
Lucas, C. A., Brewer, N., & Palmer, M. A. (2021). Eyewitness identification: The complex issue of suspect-filler similarity. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 27, 151-169.
Palmer, M. A., Brewer, N., Weber, N., & Sauer, J. D. (2021). Eyewitness identifications of multiple culprits: Disconfirming feedback following one lineup decision impairs identification of another culprit. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 27, 170-183
Douglass, A.B., Lucas, C. A., & Brewer, N. (2021). Co-witness identification speed affects false identification rates. Law and Human Behavior, 44, 474-484.
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. (Open Access)
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 – 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.