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Alejandra de la Fuente Vilar

Master of Science in Forensic Psychology, Bachelor of Arts in Psychology

20172020

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Research interests

PhD Candidate in Legal Psychology at Maastricht University (NL) and the University of Gothenburg (SE) with the Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctorate Programme from the House of Legal Psychology. 

My PhD research provides an initial examination of witness cooperation and lack thereof in police interviews with crime witnesses. I examined current witness interviewing practices to gain cooperation and police experience in interviewing uncooperative witnesses using archival and survey police data. In addition, based on experimental research, I examined the effects of cooperation on information disclosure and interviewing behaviour.

Supervisory team: Prof. Peter van Koppen & Dr. Robert Horselenberg (UM) and Prof. Leif Strömwall & Dr. Sara Landström (GU).

Education/Academic qualification

Maastricht University

Award Date: 31 Aug 2015

University of British Columbia, Vancouver

Award Date: 1 Jan 2015

Universidad de Buenos Aires

Award Date: 11 Jul 2013

External positions

PhD Candidate, Department of Psychology, Gothenburg University, Gothenburg, Sweden.

29 Aug 2016 → …

Keywords

  • BF Psychology
  • applied memory
  • eyewitness
  • evidence gathering
  • cooperation

Research Output

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Effects of cooperation on information disclosure in mock‐witness interviews

de la Fuente Vilar, A., Horselenberg, R., Stromwall, L. A., Landström, S., Hope, L. & van Koppen, P. J., Sep 2020, In : Legal and Criminological Psychology. 25, 2, p. 133-149 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Complex Criminal Investigations: Pitfalls and Opportunities in Police Investigative Practice

de la Fuente Vilar, A., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceAbstractAcademic

Uncooperative Witnesses and their Inclination to Disclose Information

de la Fuente Vilar, A., Horselenberg, R., Strömwall, L. A., Landström, S., Hope, L. & van Koppen, P., Jun 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperAcademic

Prizes

European Association of Psychology and Law - Best conference paper presentation

de la Fuente Vilar, Alejandra (Recipient), Jun 2018

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)Academic

iIIRG Best student presentation award

de la Fuente Vilar, Alejandra (Recipient), 2019

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)Academic

Activities

  • 3 Talk or presentation
  • 1 Organizing or contributing to an event

Interviewing Adult Witnesses

Alejandra de la Fuente Vilar (Speaker)

2019

Activity: Talk or presentation (speaker at event)Talk or presentationAcademic

Pint of Science festival

Alejandra de la Fuente Vilar (Organiser)

20 May 201922 May 2019

Activity: Organizing, contributing or attending an eventOrganizing or contributing to an eventPopular

Would you be a good investigative interviewer?

Alejandra de la Fuente Vilar (Speaker)

15 Jun 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation (speaker at event)Talk or presentationAcademic

Memory Challenges in Witness Interviews

Katherine Hoogesteyn (Speaker) & Alejandra de la Fuente Vilar (Speaker)

Dec 2017

Activity: Talk or presentation (speaker at event)Talk or presentationAcademic