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Quick links for December 2010

A round-up of December tweets from crimepsychblog

New Journal Issues

  • Women & Criminal Justice 20(4), articles on IPV, life sentences and risk
  • Justice Qtrly 27(6), articles on transgender prisoners, gangs, social learning theory, self-control, in-reach
  • Dec 10 issue of Learning & Individual Differences 21(1) has special section on education of children in detention
  • Violence Against Women 16(12), includes special section on false allegations of sexual assault

See also:

  • Law Journal of the Month – Oxford Journals offer free access to all content for one journal for one month

Deception and interviewing

Scholarly articles:

  • Thermal Imaging as a Lie Detection Tool at Airports
  • Influence of Investigator Bias on the Elicitation of True & False Confessions
  • Eliciting Cues to False Intent: A New Application of Strategic Interviewing
  • Looks & Lies: Physical Attractiveness in Online Dating Self-Presentation and Deception. Communication Research 37(3)
  • New research on fMRI-based deception detection measures’ vulnerability to countermeasures
  • New research: Improving efficacy of Concealed Information Test? “Denoised P300 & machine learning-based CIT method”
  • Psychophysiological Response Pattern in Symptom Validity Testing Arch Clin Neurology
  • Free access: The Polygraph and Forensic Psychiatry (Don Grubin) J. American Academy of Psychiatry & Law
  • Great write-up of a rare study of fMRI countermeasures (via @ResearchBlogs) How To Fool A Lie Detector Brain Scan

See also:

Video games and aggression

  • How interacting with aggressive virtual characters in video games affects trust and cooperation of players
  • Press release: “New study shows that depression, not video games, could be to blame for youth violence”

Elsewhere in the forensic research literature

  • Howard Zonana & the Transformation of Forensic Psychiatry J. American Academy Psychiatry & Law 38(4)
  • Free access, explores propensity to blame female rape victims. Social Justice Research 23(4)
  • Free access, investigating psychological dynamics underlying demonizing (seeing others as pure evil)
  • Intelligence-led & traditional policing approaches to drug markets – comparison of offenders
  • Free research article on traumatic brain injury in male young offenders in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 20(6)
  • Press release: link between an individual’s sensitivity to testosterone and aggressive behaviour
  • Press release: Preteen conduct problems leads to teenage serious violence and delinquency


  • In December’s APA Monitor: Researchers disagree about whether violent video games increase aggression
  • Study fr Berkeley Ctr fr Crim Justice: Increasing Employment Opportunities for People with Prior Convictions
  • Online interactions involving suspected paedophiles who engage male children
  • ‘Impulsivity gene’ found in violent offenders. New Scientist 23 December 2010

See also:

  • Compendium of reoffending statistics & analysis – selection of papers summarising analysis by Ministry of Justice
  • Call for chapter proposals – Police and Protesters: Motives and Responses
  • “Scared Straight not only doesn’t work, it may actually be more harmful than doing nothing” via World of Psychology
  • RT @vaughanbell Excellent @chriscfrench piece on how UK prosecutions have been based entirely on ‘recovered memories’
  • New (to me) blog on false Confessions (HT to @cjprof)

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