Coral Coast Group offers research, consulting, and expert testimony services in forensic and social psychology. As needed, Dr. Cutler works with a research team consisting of himself and other researchers to conduct and present social and forensic psychological research to meet a variety of scientific and advocacy needs.
Consultation & EXPERT WITNESS
Educate clients and fact-finders about how social and cognitive psychology influence the risk of errors in eyewitness memory or the risk of false confession.
One-on-one or small group training on eyewitness memory, false confessions, forensic psychological research and forensic psychology.
Design and conduct original research to answer questions arising in litigation. Research design, data collection, data analysis, presentations & reports.
writing & editing for publication
Assist and/or collaborate on topics of mutual interest for articles and books. Topics include: law, human behavior, psychology, forensic psychology.
Interrogation and False Confession
Expert WITNESS AND CONSULTANT
Scientific psychological research on eyewitness memory grew out of social psychological research on social influence. The study of confessions began to develop in the 1980s. Interest in research on confessions and interrogations gained momentum with the growing realization that many wrongfully convicted individuals had confessed to crimes they did not commit.
Expert WITNESS AND CONSULTANT
Psychological Research on Eyewitness Memory | Scientific psychological research on eyewitness memory grew out of cognitive psychological research on perception and memory and social psychological research on social influence. Some of the earliest research on eyewitness memory was conducted more than 100 years ago. Interest in research on eyewitness identification gained momentum with the growing realization that many wrongfully convicted individuals were mistakenly identified by confident – but incorrect – eyewitnesses.
Dr. Cutler has authored and edited books on forensic psychology topics, often in partnership with distinguished colleagues. He has also authored and co-authored articles for peer-reviewed journals, law reviews, and trial advocacy publications. His objectives have included contributing to the scholarly knowledge about forensic psychology and facilitating translation of this knowledge into legal practice and policy.
About Dr. Brian Cutler
Dr. Cutler is the founder and president of Coral Coast Group. His professional goal is to educate students, professionals, and members of the public about scientific psychological research on legal issues, such as eyewitness identification and false confession.
He earned a doctorate degree in social psychology in 1987 and has been conducting psychological research on legal issues continuously since 1983. He has been fortunate to have had tenured faculty positions at two universities in the U.S. and one in Canada. His primary residence is in Toronto, Ontario, where he continues to work as Professor, and live part-time in Old Lyme, Connecticut.
Contact Dr. Cutler
to discuss your needs regarding research services, consulting, and expert testimony. If you are an attorney and have questions about availability and service as a consultant and expert witness, use this form to send Dr. Brian Cutler an email and he will respond directly. Download CV as a PDF here.