Kirk Luther

Lecturer in Investigative Expertise, Lancaster University

Kirk Luther is a lecturer of Investigative Expertise at Lancaster University. He received his MSc and PhD in experimental psychology (with a focus in forensic psychology) from Memorial University in Canada. His research pertains primarily to the study of human behaviour within the criminal justice system and security settings, including topics on investigative interviewing, safeguarding legal rights, and bounded rationality.

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Recent publications

Luther, K. & Snook, B. (2016). Putting the Mr. Big technique back on trial: A re-examination of probative value and abuse of process through a scientific lens. Journal of Forensic Practice, 18, 131-142. doi:10.1108/JFP-01-2015-0004
Eastwood, J., Snook, B., Luther, K., & Freedman, S. (2016). Engineering comprehensible youth interrogation rights. New Criminal Law Review, 19, 42–62. doi: 10.1525/nclr.2016.19.1.42
Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Luther, K. (2015). Measuring the reading complexity and oral comprehension of Canadian youth waiver forms. Crime and Delinquency, 61, 798-828. doi:10.1177/0011128712453689
MacDonald, S., Keeping, Z., Snook, B., & Luther, K. (2016). Don’t lie to me, or else: The effect of a turncoat warning and rapport building on perceptions of witness interviews. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.
Luther, K., Snook, B., Barron, T., & Lamb, M. E. (2015). Child interviewing practices in Canada: A box score from field observations. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 30, 204-212. doi:10.1007/s11896-014-9149-y
Luther, K., Snook, B., MacDonald, S., Barron, T. (2015). Securing the admissibility of witness statements: An estimation of the complexity and comprehension of Canadian “KGB Warnings”. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 30, 166-175. doi:10.1007/s11896-014-9147-0


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Lingering Problems With The Mr Big Technique

What are the problems with the Mr Big technique? Dr Kirk Luther, Professor Brent Snook and Professor Timothy Moore explain. Police investigators are sometimes...Read More »

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