The Psychology of Crime Investigations
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In person talk with Dr Celine van Golde
Dr Celine van Golde, Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney, joins us to explore the role of psychology in criminal investigations.
Celine will use a case of an Australian wrongful conviction to show how mistakes made in criminal investigation can be explained by psychological research, and how psychological research can assist in improving criminal investigations.
In this fascinating talk, Celine will cover confirmation bias in investigations, false confessions, identification evidence and issues with police interviews.
This event will be held in person at SMSA’s Henry Carmichael Theatre at Level 1, 280 Pitt Street Sydney.
Free event – registration to attend this event is essential due to limited capacity.
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About Celine van Golde
Dr Celine van Golde is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney. Her research focuses on the reliability of eyewitness memory in children and adults, both for one-off and repeated events. Specifically, how interviewing techniques in forensic settings, such as those used by police, lawyers and judges can affect memory accuracy. She gives annual guest lectures within the NSW Police Force Detective Training Program, as well as advising judges and lawyers on issues related to eyewitness memory.
Celine is also the founder and director of Not Guilty: the Sydney Exoneration Project, which assesses cases of potential wrongful convictions.