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Joseph Eastwood, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Department of Psychology
Memorial University of Newfoundland
Tel: (709) 864-4475
Fax: (709) 864-2430
Email: eastwooj@gmail.com

Research Interests

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Police Interviewing
  • Comprehension and Administration of Police Cautions

Research Contributions

Snook, B., Eastwood, J., & MacDonald, S. (2010). A descriptive analysis of how Canadian police officers administer the right-to-silence and right-to-legal counsel cautions. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 52(5), 545-560.

Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Chaulk, S. J. (2010). Measuring reading complexity and listening comprehension of Canadian police cautions. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34,(4), 453-471.

Snook, B., Eastwood, J., Gendreau, P., & Bennell, C. (2010). The importance of knowledge cumulation and the search for hidden agendas: A reply to Kocsis, Middledorp, and Karpin (2008). Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 10 (3), 214-223.

Snook, B., Eastwood, J., Stinson, M., Tedeschini, J., & House, J. C. (2010). Reforming investigative interviewing in Canada. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 52(2), 203-217.

Eastwood, J., & Snook, B. (2009). Comprehending Canadian police cautions: Are the rights to silence and legal counsel understandable? Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 28, 366-377.

Snook, B., Doan, B., Cullen, R. M., Kavanagh, J. M., & Eastwood, J. (2009). Publication and research trends in police psychology: A review of five forensic psychology journals. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 24, 45-50.

Snook, B., Eastwood, J., Gendreau, P., Goggin, C., & Cullen, R. M. (2007). Taking stock of criminal profiling: A narrative review and meta-analysis. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34, 437-453.

Eastwood, J., Cullen, R. M., Kavanagh, J. M., & Snook, B. (2006). A review of the validity of criminal profiling. Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services, 34, 118-124.

Cullen, R. M., Snook, B., Rideout, K., Eastwood, J., & House, J. C, (2006). Using police data to inform investigative decision making: A study of commercial robbers' spatial decisions. Canadian Journal of Police and Security Services, 4(4), 193-204.

Book Chapters

House, J. C., Eastwood, J., Snook, B. (2009). Reducing investigative failures through effective major case leadership. In D. K., Rossmo (Eds.), Criminal investigative failures (pp. 295-326). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Research Reports

Snook, B., & Eastwood, J. (2009). Integrated police-parole initiatives: The literature. Report prepared for the Correctional Service of Canada.

Eastwood, J. (2007). Regulated gambling: A literature review with emphasis on Newfoundland and Labrador. Reported prepared for the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.

Presentations

Chaulk, S. J., Eastwood, J., & Snook, B. (2010, March). Measuring Reading Complexity and Verbal Comprehension of Canadian Police Cautions. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Eastwood, J., & Snook, B. (2010, March). The effect of written and verbal delivery formats on caution comprehension. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

MacDonald, S., Snook, B., & Eastwood, J. (2010, March). Analysis of How Canadian Police Officers Deliver the Right-to-Silence and Legal Counsel Cautions. Poster presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada.

Eastwood, J. (2009, October). You have the right to understand: Comprehending Canadian Charter Cautions. Presentation for the Psychology Department Colloquium Series.

Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Mercer, J. (2008, June). What people want from their professionals: Attitudes toward decision making strategies. Poster presented at the Canadian Psychology Association Conference, Halifax, Canada.

Eastwood, J. (2007, October). What the public wants from their professional: Attitudes toward decision making strategies. Presentation for the Psychology Department Colloquium Series.

Eastwood, J., Snook, B., Gendreau, P., Goggin, C., & Cullen, R. M. (2007, June). Evaluating the scientific credibility and validity of criminal profiling: A narrative review and meta-analysis. Poster presented at the North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference, Ottawa, Canada.

Snook, B., Eastwood, J., Gendreau, P., Goggin, C., & Cullen, R. M. (2006). Taking stock of criminal profiling: A narrative review and meta-analysis. Poster presented at the 16th Annuyal Conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Liverpool.

Eastwood, J., Cullen, R. M., & Kavanagh, J. M. (2006, December). Mind hunters: The facts and fallacies of criminal profiling. Presentation for the 2nd annual SGS Graduate Student Research Colloquia, Memorial University, Newfoundland.

Eastwood, J., Snook, B., Gendreau, P., Goggin, C., & Cullen, R. M. (2007). Evaluating the scientific credibility and validity of criminal profiling: A narrative review and meta-analysis. Poster presented at the North American Correctional and Criminal Justice Psychology Conference, Ottawa.

Other Contributions

Eastwood, J., & Snook, B. (2006, October). Pseudoscience in policing: Adding psychic detective repellant to the investigative repertoire. Blue Line Magazine, 18, 12-14.

Per-term instructor, Introduction to Forensic Psychology, (Psychology 2150) at Memorial University of Newfoundland

Awards

CGS-Doctoral Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Value: $105,000.

Fellow of the School of Graduate Studies, Memorial University of Newfoundland

CGS-Master’s Scholarship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council. Value: $17,500.

Dean’s Excellence Award, Memorial University of Newfoundland. Value: $3,000.



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