The contribution of psychological research to the prevention of miscarriages of justice and the development of effective investigative techniques is now established to a point where law enforcement agencies in numerous countries either employ psychologists as part of their staff, or work in cooperation with academic institutions. The application of psychology to investigation is particularly effective when academics and practitioners work together. This book brings together leading experts to discuss the application of psychology to criminal investigation.

This book offers an overview of models of investigation from a psychological and practical view point, covering topics such as investigative decision making, the presentation of evidence, witness testimony, the detection of deception, interviewing suspects and evidence-based police training. It is essential reading for students, researchers and practitioners engaged with police practice, investigation and forensic psychology.

chapter |4 pages


ByAndy Griffiths, Rebecca Milne

chapter 1|26 pages

Miscarriages of justice

What can we learn?
BySam Poyser, John D. Grieve

chapter 2|21 pages

The art and science of investigation

ByMartin O’Neill

chapter 3|22 pages

Investigative decision making

ByKarl Ask, Ivar Fahsing

chapter 4|17 pages

Presentation of evidence

ByNina Westera, Mark Kebbell

chapter 5|22 pages

Vulnerability and criminal investigations

ByKevin Smith, Brendan O’Mahony

chapter 6|20 pages

Witness testimony

ByFiona Gabbert, Lorraine Hope, Mick Confrey

chapter 7|21 pages

Identification evidence

ByGraham Pike, Clifford Clark

chapter 8|25 pages

From interrogation to investigative interviewing

The application of psychology
ByAndy Griffiths, Asbjørn Rachlew

chapter 9|24 pages

Detecting deceit via verbal cues

Towards a context sensitive research agenda
ByPär Anders Granhag, Mark Fallon, Zarah Vernham, Erik Mac Giolla

chapter 10|23 pages

Behavioural investigative advice

A contemporary commentary on offender profiling activity
ByMichael Davis, Lee Rainbow, Kate Fritzon, Adrian West, Nathan Brooks

chapter 11|23 pages

Reframing intelligence interviews

The applicability of psychological research to HUMINT elicitation
ByIan Stanier, Jordan Nunan

chapter 12|19 pages

Evidence based police training

The bedrock of effective criminal investigation?
ByMartin O’Neill, Dean Jones

chapter |9 pages


ByAndy Griffiths, Rebecca Milne