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In 1989, Dr. Cutler began serving as a consultant and expert witness in cases involving risk factors for mistaken eyewitness identifications and mistaken eyewitness memories and has to date consulted in more than 200 cases.  In 2013, Dr. Cutler began serving as a consultant and expert witness in cases involving the risk factors for false accusations and false confessions, and to date has consulted in more than 40 cases.  Dr. Cutler has consulted and testified in criminal (juvenile and adult) and civil cases (human rights and accident cases), depositions, hearings regarding admissibility of expert testimony, motions to suppress eyewitness identifications and confessions, ineffectiveness of counsel hearings, post-convinction appeals, bench trials, and jury trials.

Since 1987 Dr. Cutler has held faculty and academic administrative positions at Florida International University, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, where he is presently Professor.  Since 1983, Dr. Cutler has conducted research on various forensic and social psychology topics.  He has active research programs on eyewitness memory, interrogations,  and police psychology, from social and cognitive psychological perspectives. Dr. Cutler has held research grants from the National Science Foundation of the United States and Social Science & Humanities Research Council of Canada.  Dr. Cutler’s publications include Editor or Author of The APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology, the Encyclopedia of Psychology and LawReform of Eyewitness Identification ProceduresConviction of the Innocent: Lessons from Psychological Research, and five other books.  He is also an author of more than 25 book chapters and 65 peer-reviewed articles, 25 articles in professional newsletters.

Dr. Cutler has also been fortunate to have had the following professional experiences:

  • Consultant/Expert Witness in more than 240 criminal and civil cases in the U.S. and Canada since 1988

  • 19 years university leadership experience as Department Chair, Associate Dean, and Interim Dean at three universities

  • Editor-in-Chief of Law and Human Behavior, the journal of the American Psychology-Law Society

  • Past President of the American Psychology-Law Society, Division 41 of APA

  • Editor of the American Psychological Association's Handbook of Forensic Psychology

  • Editor of Reform of Eyewitness Identification Procedures (APA Press)

  • Editor of Conviction of the Innocent: Lessons from Psychological Research (APA Press)

  • Editor of Expert Testimony on the Psychology of Eyewitness Identification (Oxford University Press)

  • Author of Evaluating Eyewitness Identification (Oxford University Press)

  • Author of Mistaken Eyewitness Identification (Cambridge University Press).

  • Author of more than 25 chapters in edited volumes and more than 70 peer-reviewed articles

 
 
 
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Jeff Kaplan holds a 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.  He is also an experienced data analyst, having been involved in evaluations conducted on behalf of a number of private and public sector organizations. The services he offers entail literature reviews, survey design and implementation, and statistical analyses. His past projects have included those for Health Canada, the Manitoba Provincial Government (Civil Service Commission), and AAA/CAA, among others. He is currently based in the Greater Toronto Area.

 
 
 
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Annmarie Khairalla holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of Massachusetts Lowell. She is currently a Ph.D student at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Her research interests are plea decision-making, eyewitness memory and body worn cameras.  

 
 
 
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Danielle Rumschik received a MA in forensic psychology from Roger Williams University, and a B.A. in psychology and criminal justice from Anderson University. She is currently a PhD student at the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology. Her research focuses on eyewitness memory, facial identification, and face matching. She has extensive data analysis experience, including projects with Roger Williams University and The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

 
 
 
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Dr. Jeffrey Neuschatz is a Professor at the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He has conducted research on Psychology and Law for over 20 years.  He has published his research in peer-reviewed journals and edited volumes.  He has also presented his work at international and national conferences. He has consulted on numerous topics including eyewitness memory, jailhouse informant testimony, false memories, and copyright infringement cases.