Publications

Forensic Testimony

Edmond, G., Martire, K., Found, B., Kemp, R., Hamer, D., Hibbert, B., Ligertwood, A., Porter, G., San Roque, M., Searston, R., Tangen, J., Thompson, M., & White, D. (2014). How to cross-examine forensic scientists: A guide for lawyers. Australian Bar Review, 39[PDF]

Edmond, G., Thompson, M. B., & Tangen, J. M. (2013). A guide to interpreting forensic testimony: Scientific approaches to fingerprint evidence. Law, Probability & Risk, 13(1), 1-25. doi: 10.1093/lpr/mgt011 [PDF]

Face Identification

Burton, A. M., White, D. & McNeill, A. (2010). The Glasgow Face Matching Test. Behavior Research Methods, 42, 286-291. [PDF]

Jenkins, R., White, D., Van Monfort, X. & Burton, A. M. (2011). Variability in photos of the same face. Cognition, 121(3), 313-323. [PDF]

Martire K.A., & Kemp R.I. (2008). Knowledge of eyewitness identification issues: Survey of public defenders in New South Wales. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 15(1), 78-87. doi:10.1080/13218710701873973 [PDF]

Megreya, A. M., White, D. & Burton, A. M. (2011). The other race effect does not rely on memory: evidence from a matching task. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 64, 1473-1483. [PDF]

Paterson, H. M., & Kemp, R. I. (2006). Co-witnesses talk: A survey of eyewitness discussion. Psychology, Crime & Law, 12(2), 181-191. [PDF]

Strathie, A., McNeill, A. & White, D. (2012). In the dock: Chimeric image composites reduce face identification accuracy. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26 (1), 140-148. [PDF]

Towler, A., Kemp, R. I., & White, D. (2017). Unfamiliar face matching systems in applied settings. In M. Bindemann & A.M. Megreya (Eds.), Face Processing: Systems, Disorders and Cultural Differences. Nova Science. [PDF]

Towler, A., White, D. & Kemp ,R. I. (2014). Evaluating training methods of Facial Image Comparison: The Face Shape Strategy does not work. Perception, 43 (2), 214-218. [PDF]

Towler, A., White, D., & Kemp ,R. I. (2017). Evaluating the feature comparison strategy for forensic face identification. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 23(1), 47-58. doi: 10.1037/xap0000108 [PDF]

White, D., Burton, A. M., Jenkins, R. & Kemp, R. I. (2014). Redesigning photo-ID to improve unfamiliar face matching. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 20 (2), 166-173. [PDF]

White, D., Burton, A. M., Kemp, R. I., & Jenkins, R. (2013). Crowd effects in unfamiliar face matching. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 27(6), 769-777. [PDF]

White, D., Dunn, J. D., Schmid, A. C., & Kemp, R. I. (2015). Error Rates in Users of Automatic Face Recognition Software. PLoS One, 10(10), e0139827. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0139827 [PDF]

White, D. & Kemp, R. (in press). Identifying people from images. In N. Brewer & A. Bradfield Douglas (Eds.), Improving the criminal justice system: Perspectives from psychological science. Guilford Publications. [PDF]

White, D., Kemp, R., Jenkins, R. & Burton, A. M. (2014). Feedback training for facial image comparison. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21(1), 100-106. [PDF]

White, D., Kemp, R.I., Jenkins, R., Matheson, M., & Burton, A.M. (2014). Passport Officers’ Errors in Face Matching. PLoS ONE 9(8), e103510. doi:10.1371/journal. pone.0103510 [PDF]

White, D., Norrell, K., Phillips, J. P., & O’Toole, A. J. (2017). Human factors in forensic face identification. In M. Tistarelli & C. Champod (Eds.), Springer Handbook of Biometrics in Forensic Science. Springer-Verlag. [PDF]

White, D., Phillips, P. J., Hahn, C. A., Hill, M., & O’Toole, A. J. (2015). Perceptual expertise in forensic facial image comparison. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences, 282, 1814-1822. http://doi.org/10.1098/rspb.2015.1292 [PDF]

Fingerprint Examination

Searston, R. A., & Tangen, J. M. (2017). Expertise with unfamiliar objects is flexible to changes in task but not changes in class. PLoS ONE, 12(6): e0178403. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0178403 [PDF]

Searston, R. A., & Tangen, J. M. (2017). The emergence of perceptual expertise with fingerprints over time. Journal of Applied Research in Memory & Cognition, 6(4), 442–451doi: 10.1016/j.jarmac.2017.08.006 [PDF]

Searston, R. A., & Tangen, J. M. (2017). The style of a stranger: Identification expertise generalizes to coarser level categories. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 24(4), 1324–1329. [PDF]

Searston, R. A., & Tangen, J. M. (2017). Training perceptual experts: Feedback, labels, and contrasts. The Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(1), 32-39. [PDF]

Searston, R. A., Tangen, J. M., & Eva, K. W. (2016). Putting bias into context: The role of familiarity in identification. Law and Human Behavior, 40 (1), 50–64. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000154 [PDF]

Tangen, J. M., Thompson, M. B., & McCarthy D. J. (2011). Identifying fingerprint expertise. Psychological Science, 22(8), 995–997. doi: 10.1177/0956797611414729 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B. & Tangen, J. M. (2014). Generalization in fingerprint matching experiments. Science & Justice54(5), 391-392. doi: 10.1016/j.scijus.2014.06.008 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B. & Tangen, J. M. (2014). The nature of expertise in fingerprint matching: Experts can do a lot with a little. PLOS ONE. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0114759 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy D. J. (2013). Expertise in fingerprint identification. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 58(6), 1519–1530. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12203 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & McCarthy, D. J. (2013). Human matching performance of genuine crime scene latent fingerprints. Law and Human Behavior, 38(1), 84–93. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000051 [PDF]

Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., & Searston, R. A. (2014). Understanding expertise and non-analytic cognition in fingerprint discriminations made by humans. Frontiers in Psychology, 5(00737)doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00737 [PDF]

Vokey, J. R., Tangen, J. M., & Cole, S. A. (2009). On the preliminary psychophysics of fingerprint identification. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology,62(5), 1023-1040. [PDF]

Forensic Science

Edmond, G., Found, B., Martire, K., Ballantyne, K., Hamer, D., Searston, R.A., Thompson, M. B., Cunliffe, E., Kemp, R., San Roque, M., Tangen, J., Dioso-Villa, R., Ligertwood, A., Hibbert, B., White, D., Porter, G., & Roberts, A. (2016). Model forensic science. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences48(5), 496-537. [PDF]

Edmond, G., & Martire, K.A. (2016). Forensic science in criminal courts: The latest scientific insights. Australian Bar Review, 42(3), 367-384.

Edmond, G., Martire, K., Found, B., Kemp, R., Hamer, D., Hibbert, B., Ligertwood, A., Porter, G., San Roque, M., Searston, R. A., Tangen, J. M., Thompson, M. B., & White, D. (2014). How to cross-examine forensic scientists: A guide for lawyers.Australian Bar Review39(2), 174-197. [PDF]

Edmond, G., San Roque, M., Cole, S., Kemp, R., Martire, K.A., Porter, G., & Tangen, J.M. (2013). Justica’s Gaze: Surveillance, Evidence and the Criminal Trial. Surveillance & Society, 11(3), 252-271. https://ojs.library.queensu.ca/index.php/surveillance-and-society/article/view/justicia/4970 [PDF]

Edmond, G., Tangen, J. M., Searston, R. A., & Dror, I. E. (2015). Contextual bias and cross-contamination in the forensic sciences: The implications for investigations, plea bargains, trials and appeals. Law, Probability & Risk, 14(1),1–25. doi: 10.1093/lpr/mgu018 [PDF]

Edmond, G., Towler, A., Growns, B, Ribeiro, G., Found, B., White, D., Ballantyne, K., Searston, R. A., Thompson, M. B., Tangen, J. M., Kemp, R. I., & Martire, K. (2017). Thinking forensics: Cognitive science for forensic practitioners. Science & Justice, 57(2), 144-154. [PDF]

Found, B., Edmond, G., with Cole, S., Hamer, D., Kemp, R. I., Martire K. A., Newell, B., Porter, G., & San Roque, M. (2012). Reporting on the comparison and interpretation of pattern evidence: recommendations for forensic specialists. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. doi: 10.1080/00450618.2011.644260

Howes, L,M., Martire, K.A., & Kelty, S.F. (2014). Response to Recommendation 2 of the 2009 NAS Report – Standards for formatting and reporting expert evaluative opinions: Where do we stand? Forensic Science Policy & Management: An International Journal, 5(1-2), 1-14. doi: 10.1080/19409044.2014.880973

Martire, K,A., Edmond, G., Navarro, D.J., & Newell, B.R. (2017). On the likelihood of “encapsulating all uncertainty. Science and Justice, 57, 76 -79. doi: 10.1016/j.scijus.2016.10.004

Martire K.A., & Kemp, R.I. (2016). Considerations when designing human performance tests in the forensic sciences. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. doi: 10.1080/00450618.2016.1229815

Martire, K. A., Kemp, R. I., & Newell, B. R. (2013). The psychology of interpreting expert evaluative opinions. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 45(3), 305-314. doi: 10.1080/00450618.2013.784361

Martire, K.A., Kemp, R.I., Sayle, M.A., & Newell, B.R. (2014). On the interpretation of likelihood ratios in forensic science evidence: Presentation formats and the weak evidence effect. Forensic Sciences International, 240, 61-68. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.04.005

Martire, K. A., Kemp, R.I., Watkins, I., Sayle, M.A., & Newell, B.R. (2013). The expression and interpretation of uncertain forensic science evidence: Verbal equivalence, evidence strength and the weak evidence effect. Law & Human Behavior, 37(3), 197-207. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000027

Martire, K.A., & Watkins, I. (2015). Perception problems of the verbal scale: A reanalysis and application of a membership function approach. Science and Justice, 55, 264-273. doi: 10.1016/j.scijus.2015.01

Morrison, G.S., Kaye, D.H., Balding, D.J., Taylor, D., Dawid, P., Aitken, C.G, G., Gittelson, S., Zadora, G., Robertson, B., Willis, S., Pope, S., Neil, M., Martire, K.A., Hepler, A., Gill, R.D., Jamieson, A., de Zoete, J., Ostrum, R.B., & Caliebe, A. (2017). A comment on the PCAST report: Skip the “match”/“non-match” stage. Forensic Science International, 272, e7-e9. doi: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2016.10.018

Scudder, N., & Hamer, D. (2006). Exclusionary DNA of Forensic Workers and Australian Forensic Procedures Legislation. Current Issues in Criminal Justice, 18(1),  125-146. [PDF]

Jury Effects

Martire, K.A., & Kemp, R.I. (2009). The impact of eyewitness expert evidence and judicial instruction on juror ability to evaluate eyewitness testimony. Law and Human Behavior, 33(3), 225-236. doi:10.1007/s10979-008-9134-z

Martire, K.A., & Kemp, R.I. (2011). Can experts help jurors to evaluate eyewitness evidence? A review of eyewitness expert effects. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 16(1), 24-36. doi: 10.1348/135532509X477225

Expert Evidence

Edmond, G., Biber, K., Kemp, R. I., & Porter, G. (2009). Law’s looking glass: expert identification evidence derived from photographic and video images. Current issues in criminal justice, 20(3). [PDF]

Edmond, G., Martire, K. A., & San Roque, M. (2011). ‘Mere guesswork’: Cross-lingual voice comparisons and the jury. Sydney Law Review, 33(3), 395-425. http://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/sydney33&div=25&id=&page=

Edmond, G., Martire, K. A., & San Roque, M. (2011). Unsound law: Issues with (“expert”) voice comparison evidence. Melbourne University Law Review, 35, 52-112. [PDF]

Edmond, G., Martire, K.A., & San Roque, M. (2017). Expert reports and the forensic sciences. UNSW Law Journal. [PDF]

Martire, K. A., & Edmond, G. (2017). Rethinking expert opinion evidence. Melbourne University Law Review. [PDF]

Martire, K. A., & Kemp, R. I. (2008). Knowledge of eyewitness identification issues: A survey of Public Defenders in New South Wales. Psychiatry, Psychology & Law, 15(1), 78-87. doi:10.1080/13218710701873973 [PDF]

Martire, K. A., & Kemp, R. I. (2009). The impact of eyewitness expert evidence and judicial instruction on juror ability to evaluate eyewitness testimony. Law and Human Behavior, 33(3), 225-236. doi: 10.1007/s10979-008-9134-z

Martire, K. A., & Kemp, R. I. (2011). Can experts help jurors to evaluate eyewitness evidence? A review of eyewitness expert effects. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 16(1), 24-36. doi: 10.1348/135532509X477225

Ross, R., Martire, K. A., & Kramer, K. (2017). Consistent with: What doctors say and jurors hear. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences. doi: 10.1080/00450618.2017.1324583

Tangen, J. M. (2013). Identification personified. Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences45(3), 315-322. [PDF]