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  • Dr. Schreiber Compo is an Associate Professor at Florida International University (FIU) and the Co-Director of their Legal Psychology Ph.D. program. She earned her Ph.D. at the University of Muenster, Germany and was awarded a postdoctoral fellowship by the German Academic Exchange Service to continue her research at FIU in Miami. Her research focuses on investigative interviewing and witness memory especially of vulnerable witnesses such as children or the intoxicated. She is focusing on potentially detrimental and beneficial interviewing techniques and their underlying cognitive and social mechanisms to improve the quality and quantity of witness and victim recall. She is further examining real-world interviewers’ perceptions, experiences, and behaviors and confirmatory bias in a variety of settings including witness and victim interviewing and forensic expertise. Dr. Schreiber Compo has worked with several law enforcement agencies on research and investigative interviewing training and has consulted in various legal cases. She has been an invited speaker on numerous occasions including the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the International Forensic Research Institute, the Miami-Dade Forensic Services Bureau, the Dade-County and Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office, the Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, Research Unit for Criminal, Legal and Investigative Psychology at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, Wofford College and Florida Atlantic University. She has published over 25 peer-reviewed articles, has (co) authored over 70 presentations at national and international conferences, is an Associate Editor for the journal ‘Applied Cognitive Psychology’, and on the editorial board of the APA journal Psychology, Public Policy and the Law. Her lab’s research has been funded by NIJ, NSF and the Swedish Research Council.

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  • As a researcher I am both interested in potentially detrimental and beneficial interviewing techniques and their underlying cognitive and social mechanisms to improve the quality and quantity of witness and victim recall. I am further interested in examining real-world investigators’ perceptions, experiences and behaviors in a variety of settings including witness and victim interviewing and forensic expertise. I have been an invited speaker on numerous occasions including the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists, the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Major Cities Chiefs of Police Association, the Arizona Forensic Science Academy, the International Forensic Research Institute, the Miami-Dade Forensic Services Bureau, the Dade-County and Allegheny County Public Defender’s Office, the Texas Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, the Research Unit for Criminal, Legal and Investigative Psychology at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and Wofford College. I have published over 45 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and have (co) authored over 100 presentations at national and international conferences. I am a member of the Human Factors Committee of the Organization of Scientific Advisory Committees (OSAC), have worked with several law enforcement agencies on research and investigative interviewing training and I have consulted in various legal cases. Our I-LAB involves a variety of undergraduate and graduate projects in the area of witness interviewing and our research has been funded by NIJ, NSF, the Swedish Research Council and The Swedish Foundation for Humanities and Social Science.

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full name

  • Nadja Schreiber Compo

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