Recent Publications

SELECTED JOURNAL ARTICLES

Leach, A.-M., Woolridge, L. R., Cutler, B. L., Neuschatz, J. S., & Jenkins, B. D. (2021). Covid-19 and the courtroom: How social and cognitive psychological processes might affect trials during a pandemic. Psychology, Crime & Law. Advance online publication. Download pdf here

Kaplan, J., Cutler, B. L., Leach, A.-M., Marion, S., & Eastwood, J. (2020). Perceptions of coercion in interrogation: Comparing expert and lay opinions. Psychology, Crime & Law, 26, 384-401. Download pdf here

Leach, A.-M., Da Silva, C. S., Connors, C. J., Vrantsidis, M., Meissner, C. A., & Kassin, S. M. (2020). Looks like a liar? The effects of language proficiency on beliefs about deception. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 34, 387-396. Download pdf here

Smith, A., & Leach, A.-M. (2019). Confidence can reliably discriminate between accurate and inaccurate lie decisions. Perspectives on Psychological Science14, 1062-1071. Download pdf here

Akehurst, L., Arnhold, A., Figueiredo, I., Turtle, S., & Leach, A.-M. (2018). Investigating deception in second language speakers: Interviewee and interviewer perspectives. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 23, 230-251. Download pdf here

Leach, A.-M., Snellings, R. L., & Gazaille, M. (2017). Observers’ language proficiencies and the detection of non- native speakers’ deception. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31(2), 247-257. doi:10.1002/acp.3322. Download pdf here

Lawrence, H., Akehurst, L., Leach, A.-M., Cherryman, J., Vrij, A., Arathoon, M., & Vernham, Z. (2017). “Look this way”: Using gaze maintenance to facilitate the detection of children’s false reports. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31, 69-80. doi: 10.1002/acp.3303. Download pdf here

Elliott, E., & Leach, A.-M. (2016). You must be lying because I don’t understand you: Language proficiency and lie detection. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22, 488-499. doi: 10.1037/xap0000102. Download pdf here

Leach, A.-M., Ammar, N., England, D. N., Remigio, L. M., Kleinberg, B., & Verschuere, B. (2016). Less is more?: Detecting lies in veiled witnesses. Law and Human Behavior, 40, 401-410. doi: /10.1037/lhb0000189. Download pdf here

Beaudry, J. L., Lindsay, R. C. L., Leach, A.-M., Mansour, J. K., Bertrand, M. I., & Kalmet, N. (2015).  The effect of evidence type, identification accuracy, line-up presentation, and line-up administration on observers’ perceptions of eyewitnesses. Legal and Criminological Psychology20, 343-364. doi: 10.1111/lcrp.12030. Download pdf here

Clow, K. A., & Leach, A.-M. (2015). Stigma and wrongful conviction: All exonerees are not perceived equal. Psychology, Crime, & Law, 21, 172-185. doi: 10.1080/1068316X.2014.951645. Download pdf here

Clow, K. A., & Leach, A.-M. (2015). After innocence: Perception of individuals who have been wrongly convicted. Legal & Criminological Psychology, 20, 147-164. doi: 10.1111/lcrp.12018. Download pdf here

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SELECTED BOOK CHAPTERS

Leach, A.-M., Woolridge, L. R., Elliott, E., & R. Lahay. (2020). Deception detection. In T. Archibald (Ed.), Annual review of civil litigation 2020. Thomson Reuters.

Kaplan, J., Cutler, B. L., Leach, A.-M., Eastwood, J., & Marion, S. (2019). Evaluating coercion in suspect interviews and interrogations. In B. H. Bornstein & M. K. Miller (Eds.), Advances in Psychology and Law: Vol. 4 (pp. 1-40), Cham, Switzerland: Springer.

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SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Blake, C. K., Woolridge, L. R., & Leach, A-M. (2022, March). The underlying components of accentedness and deception detection. [Poster session]. American Psychology-Law Society 2022 Conference, Denver, CO, United States. 

Elliott, E., De Brito, J., & Leach, A.-M. (2022, March). Is the first choice in lie detection best? Rarely. [Paper presentation]. American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Denver, CO, United States.

Villeneuve, K. C., Leach, A.-M., Elliott, E., & Lahay, R. (2022, March). The Impact of Thin(ner) Slicing on Deception Detection [Poster Presentation]. 2022 AP-LS Conference, Denver, CO, United States.

Villeneuve, K. C., Leach, A.-M., Woolridge, L. R., Lahay, R., & Gazaille, M. (2021, March 20). Examining the Impact of Language Proficiency and Veracity on Overall Rapport [Poster Presentation]. Virtual Poster Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society. https://osf.io/fhc2t/. Download pdf here

Elliott, E., & Leach, A.-M. (2021, June 28). Shifting focus: An examination of the impact of varying the target of lie detection questions. Download pdf here

Woolridge, L. R., Fisico, R., Leach, A.-M., Harkins, L. (2021). What drives daters to deceive? Comparing experiences with deception while dating online and offline. doi: 10.17605/OSF.IO/C3R4N Download pdf here

Elliott, E., & Leach, A.-M. (2020, September). The difference is in the details: An examination of lie-tellers’ and truth-tellers’ accounts. Paper presented at the Canadian Forensic Psychology Virtual Fall Conference.

Woolridge, L. R., Leach, A.-M, & Elliott, E. (2020, September). Observer Perceptions of interviewees’ speech during deception detection. Paper presented at theCanadian Forensic Psychology Virtual Fall Conference.

Elliott, E. & Leach, A.-M. (2020, March). False dichotomy: An examination of truthful and deceptive accounts. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society’s Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Moulson, M. C., & Leach, A.-M. (2020, March). Baby lie detectors? Experience and deception detection. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society’s Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Woolridge, L., Leach, A.-M., & Elliott, E. (2020, March). Perceptions of interviewees’ accents during deception detection. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society’s Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Woolridge, L., & Leach, A.-M. (2019, June). Shedding light on deception: The effect of manipulating attributions of arousal on deception detection. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Memory and Cognition’s Biennial Conference, Cape Cod, MA.

Kaplan, J., Cutler, B. L., & Leach, A.-M. (2019, March). Temporal factoring of interrogation tactics. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society’s Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Woolridge, L., Leach, A.-M., & Elliott, E. (2019, March). Diagnostic utility of linguistic cues to deception across language proficiency. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society’s Annual Conference, Portland, OR.

Kaplan, J., Leach, A.-M., Cutler, B.L., Marion, S. & Eastwood, J. (2018, March). Perceptions of coercion: Comparing laypersons and experts. Poster presented at the American-Psychology and Law Society’s Annual Conference. Memphis, TN.

Woolridge, L., Leach, A.-M., & Elliott, E. (2018, March). Detecting deception in non-native speech: Understanding the effects of hesitation phenomena. Paper accepted to the Annual Psychology-Law Society’s Annual Conference, Memphis, TN.

Elliott, E., & Leach, A.-M. (2017, March). Do actions speak louder than words? An evaluation of deception cues according to proficiency and paradigm. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society’s Annual Conference, Seattle, WA.

Woolridge, L. R., & Leach, A.-M. (2017, March). Dissonance and deception: Can misattributions of arousal facilitate the ability to detect deceit? Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Annual Conference, Seattle, WA. Download pdf here

Kaplan, J., Leach, A.-M., Cutler, B.L., & Marion S. (2017, June). The coercion assessment instrument. Paper presented at the Canadian Psychological Association’s Annual National Convention, Toronto, ON.

Woolridge, L., Elliott, E., & Leach, A.-M. (2017, June). Unpacking proficiency to predict observers’ deception detection bias. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychological Association’s Annual National Convention, Toronto, ON.

Elliott, E., & Leach, A.-M. (2016, March). What do language barriers reveal about cues to deception? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society conference in Atlanta, United States.

Elliott, E., Leach, A.-M., & Billinger, E. (2015, March). Effects of language, paradigm, and cues on lie detection decisions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society conference in San Diego, United States.

Elliott, E., & Leach, A.-M. (2015, June). The impact of language proficiency as cognitive load on lie detection and confidence. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition in Victoria, Canada.

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