10 Hours | 10 CEs
This on-demand professional training program on The Role of Consultants and Expert Witness in Cases of Disputed Confessions is presented by Brian Cutler, Ph.D., and Jeffrey Kaplan, MSc.
This program discusses the role that psychologists play as consultants and expert witnesses in disputed confession cases, from case intake through resolution. Topics covered include the role of false confessions in miscarriages of justice, the science underlying false confessions, how to identify personal and situational risk factors for false confessions, the content of false confessions, and policies and procedures aimed at reducing the risk of false confessions. Particular attention is paid to the assessment of videotaped interrogations for coercion and risk factors for false confession and delivering findings to the courts.
This on-demand professional training program is intended for mental health and other allied professionals
This on-demand professional training program is appropriate for beginner, intermediate, and advanced level clinicians.
Upon completion of this program you will be able to:
Describe the role that false confessions play in miscarriages of justice of a variety of types
Describe the characteristics that render individuals particularly susceptible to false confessions
Describe situational factors that heighten an individual’s risk for a false confession
Describe the process by which false confessions can seem as compelling to observers as true confessions
Describe contemporary policies and procedures designed to mitigate the risk of false confessions.
Describe the process by which interrogations are evaluated for false confession risk factors
Describe the roles that the consultant and expert witness play in cases of potential false confession
Brian Cutler, PhD
Dr. Brian Cutler began serving as a consultant and expert witness in cases involving risk factors for mistaken eyewitness identifications and mistaken eyewitness memories in 1989. To date, he has consulted in more than 200 cases. In 2013, Dr. Cutler began serving as a consultant and expert witness i...
Jeffrey Kaplan, MSc
Jeff Kaplan holds an MSC in forensic psychology from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology and a B.A. (Hons) in psychology and criminal justice from the University of Winnipeg. His areas of expertise is the evaluation of police interrogations and false confessions.
2. Relevant Research
3. Understanding & Evaluating Interrogations
4. Understanding & Evaluating Interrogations - Part 2
5. The IIAI
6. Consulting & Expert Testimony
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