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 http://retwt.me/1Qjtd
  • Justice Qtrly 27(6), articles on transgender prisoners, gangs, social learning theory, self-control, in-reach http://is.gd/jtBjs
  • Dec 10 issue of Learning & Individual Differences 21(1) has special section on education of children in detention http://retwt.me/1QjrH
  • Violence Against Women 16(12), includes special section on false allegations of sexual assault http://retwt.me/1QceY

See also:

  • Law Journal of the Month – Oxford Journals offer free access to all content for one journal for one month http://retwt.me/1QcYq

Deception and interviewing

Scholarly articles:

  • Thermal Imaging as a Lie Detection Tool at Airports http://retwt.me/1QhzC
  • Influence of Investigator Bias on the Elicitation of True & False Confessions http://retwt.me/1QhzB
  • Eliciting Cues to False Intent: A New Application of Strategic Interviewing http://retwt.me/1QhzA
  • Looks & Lies: Physical Attractiveness in Online Dating Self-Presentation and Deception. Communication Research 37(3) http://retwt.me/1QgIz
  • New research on fMRI-based deception detection measures’ vulnerability to countermeasures http://retwt.me/1QbCJ
  • New research: Improving efficacy of Concealed Information Test? “Denoised P300 & machine learning-based CIT method” http://retwt.me/1QbCC
  • Psychophysiological Response Pattern in Symptom Validity Testing Arch Clin Neurology http://retwt.me/1QbDE
  • Free access: The Polygraph and Forensic Psychiatry (Don Grubin) J. American Academy of Psychiatry & Law http://retwt.me/1QggR
  • Great write-up of a rare study of fMRI countermeasures (via @ResearchBlogs) How To Fool A Lie Detector Brain Scan http://goo.gl/fb/7oNFv

See also:

Video games and aggression

  • How interacting with aggressive virtual characters in video games affects trust and cooperation of players http://retwt.me/1QhBJ
  • Press release: “New study shows that depression, not video games, could be to blame for youth violence” http://retwt.me/1QbDr

Elsewhere in the forensic research literature

  • Howard Zonana & the Transformation of Forensic Psychiatry J. American Academy Psychiatry & Law 38(4) http://retwt.me/1QggM
  • Free access, explores propensity to blame female rape victims. Social Justice Research 23(4) http://retwt.me/1QggK
  • Free access, investigating psychological dynamics underlying demonizing (seeing others as pure evil) http://retwt.me/1QggH
  • Intelligence-led & traditional policing approaches to drug markets – comparison of offenders http://retwt.me/1QcYs
  • Free research article on traumatic brain injury in male young offenders in Neuropsychological Rehabilitation 20(6) http://is.gd/iCayc
  • Press release: link between an individual’s sensitivity to testosterone and aggressive behaviour http://retwt.me/1QbDp
  • Press release: Preteen conduct problems leads to teenage serious violence and delinquency http://retwt.me/1QbDw


  • In December’s APA Monitor: Researchers disagree about whether violent video games increase aggression http://retwt.me/1QdVa
  • Study fr Berkeley Ctr fr Crim Justice: Increasing Employment Opportunities for People with Prior Convictions http://retwt.me/1QbDD
  • Online interactions involving suspected paedophiles who engage male children http://tinyurl.com/3ygu8ls
  • ‘Impulsivity gene’ found in violent offenders. New Scientist 23 December 2010 http://retwt.me/1QgIB

See also:

  • Compendium of reoffending statistics & analysis – selection of papers summarising analysis by Ministry of Justice http://retwt.me/1QbDo
  • Call for chapter proposals – Police and Protesters: Motives and Responses http://retwt.me/1PZzP
  • “Scared Straight not only doesn’t work, it may actually be more harmful than doing nothing” via World of Psychology http://retwt.me/1PUpf
  • RT @vaughanbell Excellent @chriscfrench piece on how UK prosecutions have been based entirely on ‘recovered memories’ http://is.gd/hLwgP
  • New (to me) blog on false Confessions (HT to @cjprof) http://retwt.me/1Qhzu

A month’s-worth of tweets, 25 Oct to 22 November

A month’s worth of tweets in one post (I know, I know, but I’ve been away).

New journal issues


  • J of Police & Criminal Psychology 25(2). All articles FREE ACCESS at the moment http://retwt.me/1PrUb

    Cambridge Journals offer FREE access to select papers in Psychological Medicine, incl some with forensic relevance http://retwt.me/1PwMb

  • Some good stuff here & all free: Open Access Journal of Forensic Psychology http://retwt.me/1PO2V Has been going since 2009 but new to me.


Journal articles that caught my eye

  • New research on traumatic brain injury in youth offenders – balanced press release here: http://retwt.me/1POQI
  • Psychological science & sound public policy: Video recording of custodial interrogations American Psychologist 65(8) http://is.gd/hwocg
  • In press: social status of drug procurers & their social distance from drug dealers affects sales, fraud & gift-giving http://retwt.me/1PyRR
  • Interactional norms in the Australian police interrogation room Discourse & Society 21(6) http://retwt.me/1PyQH
  • Women’s testimony on domestic violence in India & legal implications. Indian J of Gender Studies 17(3) http://retwt.me/1PyQg
  • Forensic evidence: Materializing bodies, materializing crimes. European J of Women’s Studies 17(4) http://retwt.me/1PyQf
  • Child abuse victims who blame themselves & families present higher rates of PTSD http://retwt.me/1Pr3i

New deception research and commentary:

  • Sanity at last. “Government abandons lie detector tests for catching benefit cheats” http://is.gd/gXtqI
  • Jo Are You Lying to Me? Temporal Cues for Deception — Journal of Language and Social Psychology http://retwt.me/1PORv
  • Is It Always Bad To Lie? Review of a new book on deception, via http://retwt.me/1POR5
  • Interviewers outperform thermal imaging technology in identifying liars & truth-tellers. Great study, FREE til 30/11 http://is.gd/hxePN
  • In press: Role of dorsolateral prefrontal cortex in deception when remembering neutral & emotional events Neurosci Res http://is.gd/hxdN4
  • Neat new study on deceptive groups: Extracting Concealed Information from Groups in J. of Forensic Sciences. http://retwt.me/1PO2N
  • “Trusting people make better lie detectors” from SAGE Insight. Includes link to free PDF of journal article http://retwt.me/1PyQX
  • In The Job Hunt, People Do Lie, But Honesty Pays Off, Study Finds http://retwt.me/1PyQd
  • Misguided: Polygraphs provide false reassurance. Sigh. “Polygraph Testing Against Border Corruption” via Secrecy News http://retwt.me/1Pr4k
  • To detect lies it’s equally as important to be able to detect when someone is being truthful. http://retwt.me/1Pr3Q via @humintell
  • Blog post from @humintell on interesting new research: Are Children Good Liars? http://retwt.me/1Pr3k

Research and resources on terrorism and counter-terrorism

  • Methods to Detect and Characterize Terrorist activity, report from Institute for Homeland Sec Solutions http://retwt.me/1POQO
  • Deradicalization: Literature review and comparison with research on anti-cult and anti-gang initiatives http://retwt.me/1POQN
  • The Impact of Emotion in the American Public’s Assessments of and Reactions to Terrorism, summary and link to full txt http://retwt.me/1POQL
  • via Resource shelf: Chicago Project on Security and Terrorism Suicide Attack Database http://retwt.me/1Pr42

Retweets and other miscellaneous links

  • @PhilipBecnel’s article in Pursuit Magazine called “A Private Investigator’s Take on Social Media”: http://bit.ly/cqfz0r
  • RT @vaughanbell What makes a psychopath? http://is.gd/hq2f9 The Economist on recent findings.
  • @navarrotells Four opportunities to detect deception in an interview: http://bit.ly/braLm1 in Psychology Today
  • Mental illness in US prisons – video via @channelNvideo http://retwt.me/1Pr41
  • The awesome @kfranklinphd explains what it takes to become a forensic psychologist at her new Psychology Today blog http://retwt.me/1Pr3l

Quick Links for 11 to 24 October

So here’s what I’ve been twittering about for the last few days. (Follow crimepsychblog here: http://twitter.com/#!/crimepsychblog)


  • Springer is offering free access to many journals til 30 November. No registration required. Here’s Law and Human Behavior http://retwt.me/1Pl5h and here is Law and Human Behavior, 34(1), a special on interrogation and confession http://retwt.me/1Pl5F
  • The entire digital archive of the Royal Society’s publications is free to access from Monday until 30th November http://bit.ly/bToROe

New issues:

Deception articles:

  • The Reliability of Lie Detection Performance in Law Hum Beh 2009, currently free access til 30 Nov PDF: http://retwt.me/1Pl6M
  • Outsmarting the Liars: The Benefit of Asking Unanticipated Questions in Law Hum Beh 2009, currently free access PDF: http://retwt.me/1Pl6l
  • Police Lie Detection Accuracy: The Effect of Lie Scenario from Law Hum Beh 33(6) Free access til 30 Nov http://retwt.me/1Pl5J
  • Aw, bless. New research in Psychol Science 21(10) shows 3-yr-olds have highly robust bias to trust what people say. http://is.gd/g5hB2
  • Articles on reality monitoring, deceptive handwriting (FREE) & false memory in latest issue of Applied Cog Psy 24(8) http://is.gd/g5iAc
  • Fascinating in press article on how honesty is rewarded and deception punished across cultures, in Pers Soc Psychol Bull http://is.gd/g5h3s

Other articles that caught my eye:

  • From SSRN-Psychological Syndromes and Criminal Responsibility by Christopher Slobogin http://retwt.me/1Pl4G
  • New in Acta Psych: Photos can create false memories if events perceived as personally plausible, less likely otherwise http://is.gd/gfqYS
  • Interesting. SSRN-The Devastating Impact of Prior Crimes Evidence – And Other Myths of the Criminal Justice Process http://retwt.me/1Pl4a
  • Mapping and Measuring Cybercrime: a Forum Discussion Paper: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1694107
  • Abstract: “When serial killers go unseen: The case of Trevor Joseph Hardy” in Crime Media Culture http://ht.ly/2WO89 (via @Understanding Crime)
  • CSI effect and criminals? New analysis suggests rapists are inconsistent in their forensic awareness http://is.gd/g5iZH
  • New research in J. Personality & Soc Psych Emotion Guided Threat Detection: Expecting Guns Where There Are None