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)
And a new discussion paper on the confidence-accuracy relationship for eyewitness identification:
Here Neil Brewer joins Jim Sauer and Matt Palmer, two of his former PhD students, to examine an issue that has attracted a lot of attention recently: the probative value of high confidence eyewitness identifications. There will certainly be a few researchers who won’t agree with their conclusions, but the authors believe the issues canvassed demand careful consideration.
Sauer, J. D., Palmer, M. A., & Brewer, N. (2019). Pitfalls in using eyewitness confidence to diagnose the accuracy of an individual identification decision. Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 25, 147-165.