John Turtle

John Turtle has been a professor and researcher in the Department of Psychology at Ryerson University in Toronto since 1994. He received his PhD in experimental psychology from the University of Alberta in 1988 under the supervision of Dr. Gary Wells, the world’s leading authority on eyewitness identification issues, and has also held positions at the University of British Columbia and York University. John has authored and co-authored several articles and book chapters on forensic psychology issues; was a regular guest lecturer in the General Investigative Techniques (GIT) course at the Ontario Police College throughout the 1990s; and has presented at dozens of conferences and meetings of judges, lawyers, justices of the peace, law enforcement officers, and forensic psychology researchers. He was a member of the U.S. National Institute of Justice Technical Working Group on Eyewitness Evidence, and continues to conduct research into investigative interviewing, detecting deception, suspect identification procedures, and the factors that contribute to people’s beliefs in empirically unsupported claims in both the forensic psychology area and other domains, such as alternative medicine and alleged paranormal phenomena.

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