Overview

The Forensic Psychology Lab is part of the School of Psychology at the University of Sydney.

Forensic psychology is the application of psychological knowledge and theories to all aspects of the criminal and civil justice systems. It is currently one of the fastest developing and most popular aspects of psychology. In our lab, we conduct research in a number of areas including (but not limited to):

  • Eyewitness memory in children and adults
    • False memories in a forensic context
    • Interviewing strategies
    • Memory for repeated/ongoing events
    • The effects of stress/trauma on memory
    • The impact of post-incident debriefing on psychological well-being
    • Memory conformity and the effects of group discussion on memory
  • Domestic violence and the psychological effects of crime
  • Lying and lie detection
  • Eyewitness Identification
  • Cases of possible wrongful conviction (see Not Guilty)