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The Experts on Eyewitness Memory, Eyewitness Identification, Interrogation, False Confessions, and Behavioral Research

LED BY DR. BRIAN L. CUTLER, PRESIDENT,  CORAL COAST GROUP OFFERS CONSULTING, EXPERT TESTIMONY, TRAINING, AND BEHAVIORAL RESEARCH SERVICES IN FORENSIC AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY

 

Interrogation EValuation Clinic

 

Are you concerned that your client’s interrogation was coercive and/or that your client gave a false confession? Our new Interrogation Evaluation Clinic can assist by conducting an evaluation of the interrogation and informing you about the research on false confessions.

 

SERVICES

 

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.

Training 

One-on-one or small group training on eyewitness memory, false confessions, forensic psychological research and forensic psychology.

Behavioral Research 

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.

 
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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.

 

Eyewitness Identification

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.

THE Research Team

Dr. Brian Cutler,  President of Coral Coast Group   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.

Dr. Brian Cutler, President of Coral Coast Group 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

 
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.

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.

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.

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.

 

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.

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