from Guru Bob @ the temple: “When the lord closes a door, he opens a window. Go out by the door anyway, it’s usually a trick.”
Just out – Target Article
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”:
Brewer, N., & Doyle, J. (2021). Changing the face of police lineups: Delivering more information from witnesses. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. Online ahead of print.
Two new papers in PPPL, one in Frontiers in Neurology – & several others just out
Lucas, C. A., Brewer, N., & Palmer, M. A. (in press, 2021). 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, 2021). Eyewitness identifications of multiple culprits: Disconfirming feedback following one lineup decision impairs identification of another culprit. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.
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.
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.