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Thursday June 22

Main Auditorium



9:00 – 9:50

Keynote: Dr. Paul Taylor

9:50 – 10:10

10:10 – 10:30

Practitioner Case Study: Police interrogation: from persuasive and coercive techniques to the Méndez protocol

Authors: Michel St-Yves, Ray Bull, Chris Kelly

Practitioner-Academic Collaboration Round Table

Oral Presentation: Verbal cues to deception in autistic mock-suspects

Authors: Ralph Bagnall, Mark Brosnan, Ailsa Russell, Katie Maras


Oral Presentation: Police officers’ perceptions and experiences of promoting honesty in child witnesses

Authors: Gadda Salhab, Lucy Akehurst, Hannah Cassidy, Victoria Talwar

10:30 – 10:50

Oral Presentation: Rapport in suspect interviews: Perceptions and insights of Lithuanian criminal investigators

Authors: Aleksandras Izotovas, Dave Walsh

Oral Presentation: Vanity Fair Syndrome in Japan: A Conviction without a Criminal

Authors: Makoto Ibusuki, Naoko Furuta Yamada

10:50 – 11:10

Refreshments (20 mins b/c of AGM)

11:10 – 11:40

AGM (30mins)

11:40 – 12:00

Oral Presentation: Examining the training and evidence-collection needs of law enforcement in investigations of older adult maltreatment

Authors: Lindsay Malloy, Joshua Wyman

Oral Presentation: Gaining an Understanding of Psychological Detention in Voluntary Interviews

Authors: Funmilola Ogunseye, Austin Chalmers, Quintan Crough, Emma Gray, Mark D. Snow, Joseph Eastwood

Practitioner Case Study: The Role of Intermediaries at Parole Board Oral Hearings

Authors: Brendan O’Mahony, Becky Milne, Kevin Smith

12:00 – 12:20

Oral Presentation: Effects of Socio-Emotionally Supporting Questioning Techniques in Alleged Cases of Physical Maltreatment of Adolescents

Authors: Rebecca Reichel, Renate Volbert, Matthias Ziegler, Anett Tamm

Oral Presentation: Swedish police interrogations with suspects of drug-related crimes

Authors: Hanna Zajac, Lovisa Lidell, Angelica Hagsand, Christopher E. Kelly, Nadja Schreiber Compo, & Jacqueline R. Evans

Oral Presentation: Defence representatives in interview – A pain in the **** or an aid to interviewing? A view from the dark side.

Author: Leslie Cuthbert

12:20 – 12:40

Oral Presentation: The Witness-Aimed First Account (WAFA): A new technique for interviewing autistic witnesses and victims

Authors: Katie Maras, Coral Dando, Heather Stephenson, Anna Lambrechts, Sophie Anns, Sebastian Gaigg

Oral Presentation: Examining the challenges and barriers of cold case investigations

Authors: Kirk Luther, Heather Price, Wayne Thomas

12:40 – 2:00

Lunch (and networking event)

2:00 – 2:20

2:20 – 2:40

2:40 – 3:00

3:00 – 3:20

Refugee/Asylum Interviews Symposium

Oral Presentation: Information elicitation in an online chat

Authors: Alejandra De La Fuente Vilar, Lorraine Hope, Feni Kontogianni, Simon Oleszkiewicz


Oral Presentation: The implications for sexual assault investigations of anonymous online reporting.

Author: Georgina Heydon


Oral Presentation: Rapport-building: Chat vs. in-person witness interviews

Authors: Katherine Hoogesteyn, Ewout Meijer


Oral Presentation: Effectiveness of the first online training in Investigative Interviews with child victims in Chile during the COVID-19 pandemic

Authors: Javiera Pérez, Nicolás Pietrasanta, Valentina Ulloa

Sponsor Talk: Indico

Sponsor Talk: IMS

3:20 – 3:50

Refreshments (30 mins)

3:50 – 4:10

4:10 – 4:30

4:30 – 4:50

4:50 – 5:10

Oral Presentation: Assessing professional rapport: Systematically mapping evidence to inform the development and validation of a new measure.

Authors: Celine Brouillard, Fiona Gabbert, Adrian Scott


Oral Presentation: Developing a Time-Critical Questioning framework in a naturalistic environment

Authors: Feni Kontogianni, Lorraine Hope, Alejandra De La Fuente Vilar, Wayne Thomas


Oral Presentation: Police Interviewing and Eyewitness Memory in the Multicultural Context of South Africa

Authors: Laura A. Weiss, Annelies Vredeveldt, Eva van Rosmalen


Oral Presentation: Information disclosure in sceptical witnesses: Examining the effects of relational and procedural rapport-building

Authors: Lina Hillner, Simon Oleszkiewicz

Refugee/Asylum Round Table

Sponsor Talk: Mangold

Session 1: Investigative Interview Recordings with Mangold VideoSyncPro Studio

Sponsor Talk: Mangold

Session 2: Scientifical analysis of interview recordings with Mangold INTERACT

Student Event: Managing Relationships as a Student and ECR (Supervisors, Peers, Collaborators and Friends)