Skip to content



Wednesday June 22

Main Auditorium
WDC 402
WDC 401
9:00 AM
Keynote: Makiko Naka
Title: Cooperative or Representative Interviews in Japan: Multi-agency investigative interviews of alleged victims of child abuse
11:00 AM
Symposium: Demonstrations of the importance and benefits of collaborative international research

Walsh, Oxburgh, Terashima, Orthey, Okamoto, Brooks, Naka, Kyo, Satchell, Rechdan, Bull, Areh, Ellis, & Otake
Practitioner Case Study: Evidence-Based Suspect Interviewing Practices In Action: A Case Review of the Adam Strong Interview

Eastwood & Mitton
Oral Presentation: For the Record: Assessing force-level variation in the transcription of police-suspect interviews in England and Wales

Tompkinson, Haworth, & Richardson
Oral Presentation: For the Record: A collaboration to improve evidential consistency in the production of police investigative interview records

Haworth, Richardson, Tompkinson, Deamer, & Hamann
Oral Presentation: Suspect responses to questions during homicide investigative interviews: What are the effects of suspect veracity and culpability?

Miller, Wright, Mattison, & Oakley
Oral Presentation: (Not) for the record: Doing implicatures in police reports of domestic violence

Oral Presentation: Intrinsic and extrinsic factors of sexual aggressors’ associated with their confession in an investigative interviewing context

Girard, Higgs, Brien, & Deslauriers-Varin
Oral Presentation: It’s not “just like on TV”: A corpus analysis and examination of Miranda warnings on TV

Oral Presentation: Interpreters’ Experiences and Knowledge of Child Forensic Interviews

Koponen, Ernberg, & Magnusson
Lunch and Posters
Symposium: A Tale of Two Evidence Presentation Projects

Kelly, Oleszkiewicz, Jones, Madfors, Parker, & McClary
Oral Presentation: The Complex Trial Protocol, an innovative way to get to the truth

Oral Presentation: Transfer of Avatar Training Effects to Investigative Field Interviews of Children Conducted by Police Officers

Kask, Pompedda, Palu, Schiff, Mägi, & Santtila
2:40 PM
Oral Presentation: Applying the Asymmetric Information Management (AIM) technique to insurance claims.

Porter, Taylor, & Harvey
Oral Presentation: Investigative Interview Training using an AI-Driven Talking Avatar

Røed, Hassan, Salehi, Sabet, Johnson, Riegler, Lamb, Powell, Halvorsen, & Baugerud
Oral Presentation: Interviewing via the Model Statement: examining the factors underpinning its effectiveness

Harvey, Porter, &Taylor
Oral Presentation: “ViContact” – an Interactive Seminar and Virtual Reality Training for Talking to Children about suspected Sexual Abuse

Gewehr, Barbe, Fromberger, Krause, Merschhemke, Müller, Pülschen, Siegel, Tamm, & Volbert
Oral Presentation: Sketching Routes to Elicit Information and Cues to Deceit

Deeb, Vrij, Leal, Fallon, Mann, Luther, & Granhag
Oral Presentation: The ViContact VR Training: Virtual Children and their Response Algorithm

Tamm, Krause, & Volbert
Oral Presentation: Examining a new interview technique to gather information and elicit cues to deceit: The Ghostwriter Method

Burkhardt, Vrij, Leal, & Vernham
Oral Presentation: How to talk to children when suspecting sexual abuse – Current practice in Schools in the North of Germany and recommendations for best practice guidelines

Cigelski, Eilfgang, & Pülschen

Thursday June 23

Main Auditorium
WDC 402
WDC 401
9:00 AM
Keynote: Paul Taylor
Title: Think SMART*: Getting to the Gamechanger
9:50 AM
Practitioner Case Study: Police interrogation: from persuasive and coercive techniques to the Méndez protocol

St-Yves, Bull, & Kelly
Round Table: Effective Practitioner-Academic Collaborations

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

Bagnall, Brosnan, Russell, & Maras
Oral Presentation: Police officers’ perceptions and experiences of promoting honesty in child witnesses

Salhab, Akehurst, Cassidy, & Talwar
Oral Presentation: Rapport in suspect interviews: Perceptions and insights of Lithuanian criminal investigators

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

Ibusuki & Yamada
Refreshments – (20 mins b/c of AGM)
Oral Presentation: Examining the training and evidence-collection needs of law enforcement in investigations of older adult maltreatment

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

Ogunseye, Chalmers, Crough, Gray, Snow, & Eastwood
Practitioner Case Study: The Role of Intermediaries at Parole Board Oral Hearings

O’Mahony, Milne, & Smith
12:00 PM
Oral Presentation: Effects of Socio-Emotionally Supporting Questioning Techniques in Alleged Cases of Physical Maltreatment of Adolescents

Reichel, Volbert, Ziegler, & Tamm
Oral Presentation: Swedish police interrogations with suspects of drug-related crimes

Zajac, Lidell, Hagsand, Kelly, Compo, & Evans
Oral Presentation: Defence representatives in interview – A pain in the **** or an aid to interviewing? A view from the dark side.

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

Maras, Dando, Stephenson, Lambrechts, Anns, & Gaigg
Oral Presentation: Examining the challenges and barriers of cold case investigations

Luther, Price, & Thomas
Lunch (and networking event)
Symposium: Refugee/Asylum Interviewing

Hope, Van Veldhuizen, Filipovic, Stevens & Rockowitz
Oral Presentation: Information elicitation in an online chat

De La Fuente Vilar, Hope, Kontogianni, & Oleszkiewicz
Strategic Partner Talk: Indico
Session 1: Ensuring vulnerable victims’ testimonies are admissible in court – a technological approach
Oral Presentation: The implications for sexual assault investigations of anonymous online reporting

Strategic Partner Talk: Indico
Session 2: Indico Academy – Creating courses for professionals, by professionals
Oral Presentation: Rapport-building: Chat vs. in-person witness interviews

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

Panellists: Malloy, Kelly, De La Fuente Vilar
Oral Presentation: Effectiveness of the first online training in Investigative Interviews with child victims in Chile during the COVID-19 pandemic

Pérez, Pietrasanta, & Ulloa
Refreshments (30 mins)
Oral Presentation: Assessing professional rapport: Systematically mapping evidence to inform the development and validation of a new measure

Brouillard, Gabbert, & Scott
Round Table: Refugee/Asylum Interviewing

Hope , Van Veldhuizen, Filipovic, Stevens & Rockowitz
Sponsor Talk: Mangold

Session 1: Investigative Interview Recordings with Mangold VideoSyncPro Studio
Oral Presentation: Developing a Time-Critical Questioning framework in a naturalistic environment

Kontogianni, Hope, De La Fuente Vilar, & Thomas
Sponsor Talk: Mangold

Session 2: Scientific analysis of interview recordings with Mangold INTERACT
Oral Presentation: Police Interviewing and Eyewitness Memory in the Multicultural Context of South Africa

Weiss, Vredeveldt, & van Rosmalen
Oral Presentation: Information disclosure in sceptical witnesses: Examining the effects of relational and procedural rapport-building

Hillner & Oleszkiewicz
Conference Dinner

Friday June 24

Main Auditorium
WDC 402
WDC 401
Keynote: Kev Smith Title: The Dual Purpose of Video-Recorded Interviews within the Broad Framework of a Victim-Centred Approach and Trauma Informed Practice
9:50 AM
Oral Presentation: False memories… but real investigation

Round Table: Putting the Guidance into Practice: Tailoring the interview for victims with hidden and/multiple vulnerabilities
Oral Presentation: Beliefs, Confidence, and Attribution Bias regarding Deception Cues in Police Officers and Laypeople

Tomas & Demarchi
Oral Presentation: The Influence of Culture on Witness Accounts: An Interdisciplinary Scoping Review

Drenk, Vredeveldt, Hola, Muckermann, & Schoonmade
Oral Presentation: Forensic psychology myths and misconceptions acceptance among police students and university students in Finland

Lahtinen, Huovinen, Kotilainen, & Karkkola
Oral Presentation: The Way We All Remember: The Influence of Different Cultures on Eyewitness Memory and Investigative Interviewing

de Bruïne, Vredeveldt, & van Koppen
Refreshments (30 mins)
Practitioner Case Study: When the going gets TUV: the development of a training in urgent safety interviews

Van Beek & Rispens
Oral Presentation: Improving decision-making in the criminal justice system: The effect of teaching aids on the evaluation of eyewitness evidence

Saraiva, Bertoldo, Bjørndal, Bunghez, Sandø Lofthus, McGill, Richardson, & Stadel
Oral Presentation: How do adults perceive children’s testimony elicited via a language interpreter?

Malloy, Becerra Espinosa, & Rodriguez Steen
Oral Presentation: Using the Demonstrating for More Detail (DeMo) technique with adolescent eyewitnesses

Cassidy, Eelie Ernberg, Milne & Boon
Oral Presentation: Interpreted investigative interviews with children – do they impact Swedish court proceedings?

Löfgren, Magnusson, Koponen, & Ernberg
Oral Presentation: Sensemaking and cooperation in investigative interviews: The role of matching

Sjoberg, Taylor, & Conchie
Oral Presentation: Smile for the webcam: Interviewer non-verbal behaviours’ effect on perceptions of rapport and information disclosure in virtual interviews

Dion Lariviere, Crough, McMillan, Denault, & Eastwood
Oral Presentation: Attorneys’ questions and children’s responses referring to the nature of genital touch in child sexual abuse trials

Szojka, Moussavi, & Lyon
12:20 PM
Oral Presentation: “Be on the Lookout!”: Content of Perpetrator Description by an Eyewitness Affects Selection Time of Potential Suspects

Tomas, Taddei, & Demarchi
Oral Presentation: Social workers’ knowledge about children’s memory and investigative interviewing

Löfgren, Ernberg, Magnusson, & Landström
Closing Session