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Christopher E. Kelly, PhD

Christopher Kelly is an internationally recognized scholar on interrogation and investigative interviewing methods. His research has been funded by the High-Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG), and he has collaborated with the Philadelphia Police Department, the Robbery-Homicide Division of the Los Angeles Police Department, and, currently, the Gang Special Investigations Unit of Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. In addition to academic publications in top journals such as Law and Human Behavior, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, and Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, Dr. Kelly’s research has been featured in numerous media accounts of interrogation, including Wired, USA Today, and Take Part. Beyond his work on humane and effective interrogation, Dr. Kelly researches and publishes on substance abuse treatment and jury decision-making in death penalty trials. Prior to his academic career, Dr. Kelly was an officer with the Philadelphia Adult Probation and Parole Department supervising a caseload of offenders released from prison to participate in community-based drug treatment.

Published Works:

  • Kelly, C. E., Miller, J. C., & Redlich, A. D. (2016). The Dynamic Nature of Interrogation. Law and Human Behavior, 40(3), 295-309.
  • Kelly, C. E., & Meissner, C. A. (2016). Interrogation and Investigative Interviewing of Suspects in the United States. In D. Walsh et al. (Eds.), International Developments and Practices in Investigative Interviewing and Interrogation: Volume II, pp. 255-266. Routledge: New York, NY.
  • Kelly, C. E., Miller, J. C., Redlich, A. D., & Kleinman, S. M. (2013). A Taxonomy of Interrogation Methods. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 19(2), 165-178.

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