Brent Snook

B.A. Memorial, M.Sc., Ph.D. Liverpool


Office: SN2056
Phone: (709) 864-3101
Affiliations: Social

Research Interests

The research in the Psychology and Law Lab pertains to the study of human behaviour within the criminal justice system. We aim to advance scientific literacy within the criminal justice system and conduct research that improves the administration of justice. Specifically, our research examines the validity and reliability of various psychological-based investigative practices and decision making within the criminal justice system.


For a complete list of publications and manuscript downloads (PDF), see Brent Snook's webpage.

Eastwood, J., & Snook, B. (2012). The effect of listenability factors on the comprehension of police cautions. Law and Human Behavior, 36, 117-183.

Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Luther, K. (in press). Measuring the reading complexity and oral comprehension of Canadian youth waiver forms. Crime and Delinquency.

Snook, B., Luther, K., Quinlan, H., & Milne, R. (2012). Let 'em talk! A field study of police questioning practices of suspects and accused persons. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39, 1328-1339.

Bennell, C., Snook, MacDonald, S., House, J., & Taylor, P. J., (2012). Computerized crime linkage systems : A critical review and research agenda. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39,620-637.

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.

Snook, B., Dhami, M. K., Kavanagh, J. M. (2010). Simply criminal: Predicting burglars' occupancy decisions with a simple heuristic. Law and Human Behavior

King, L., & Snook, B. (2009). Peering inside the Canadian interrogation room: An examination of the Reid model of interrogation, influence tactics, and coercive strategies. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 36, 674-694.

Snook, B., Cullen, R. M., Bennell, C., Taylor, P. J., & Gendreau, P. (2008). The criminal profiling illusion: What’s behind the smoke and mirrors? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 35 (10), 1257-1276.

Snook, B., Zito, M., Bennell, C., & Taylor, P. J. (2005). On the complexity and accuracy of geographic profiling strategies. Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 21, 1-26.

Snook, B., Taylor, P. J., & Bennell, C. (2004). Geographic profiling: the fast, frugal, and accurate way. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 18, 105-121.