Visiting Assistant Instructor of Psychology
Ph.D., The Graduate Center, City University of New York (Dec. 2013)
M.A., Boston University
B.A., Rhodes College
Psychology & Law
The interaction between our justice system and the social psychological factors that put innocent suspects at risk of wrongful conviction. Specifically, my research focuses on: 1) racial and ethnic issues within investigative interviewing and interrogations, and 2) distinguishing between true and false confessions.
National Science Foundation Dissertation Improvement Award, $9,336 (2012-2014) "Guilty Stereotypes: The Social Psychology of Race and Suspicion in Police Interviews and Interrogations."
Doctoral Student Research Grant, $1,423.25 (2013-2014) "When confessions trump science: Three potential remedies for the “prosecutorial explanation effect.”
- Social Psychology
- Psychology & Law/Forensic Psychology
- Quantitative Research Methods
Appleby, S. C., Hasel, L. E., & Kassin, S. M. (2012). Police induced confessions: An empirical analysis of their content and impact. Psychology, Crime and Law. Advanced online publication. doi:10.1080/1068316X.2011.613389
Kassin, S. M., Appleby, S. C., & Perillo, J. T. (2010). Interviewing suspects: Practice, science,and future directions. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 15, 39-55.doi:10.1348/135532509X449361
Kassin, S.M., Perillo, J.T., Appleby, S.C. & Kukucka, J.P. (In Press). Interrogations and Confessions. In B. Cutler (Ed.). APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology.