Psychology professor presents at law enforcement conference


Nadja Schreiber Compo, associate professor and co-director of the Legal Psychology Doctoral Program at FIU, was invited to give a presentation on ‘Cognitive bias in investigations’ at the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) Annual Meeting in San Diego, California on October 17th, 2016. In her talk, Dr. Schreiber Compo provided an overview over the psychological science behind cognitive bias and how cognitive bias has been researched in the context of criminal investigations and forensic science. She outlined ways to reduce or prevent cognitive bias in investigations.

The IACP's goal is to advance the law enforcement profession through advocacy, outreach, education and programs. Its conference is the largest and most important law enforcement event of the year.

As part of her research program on alcohol's effect on witness and victim memory, Dr. Schreiber Compo, along with collaborators from the investigative interviewing lab and FIU’s Forensic Science Department, also published a recent 6-year study in one of the field's flagship journal:

Schreiber, N., Carol, R.N., Evans, J.E., *Pimentel, P., Nichols-Lopez, K., Holness, H., Rose, S., & Furton, K. (in press). Witness memory and alcohol. The effects of state-dependent recall. Law and Human Behavior.