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Professor Becky Milne

Professor of Forensic Psychology

Becky Milne
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Biography

Becky Milne is a Reader in Forensic Psychology and course leader of the FdA Investigation and Evidence and the FdA in Police Studies, distance learning programmes specifically for investigators and police officers respectively.

A chartered forensic psychologist and scientist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society, she is an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Police Science and Management and is on the editorial boards for the Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling and the British Journal of Forensic Practice. Becky is one of the Academic lead members of the Association of Chief Police Officers Investigative Interviewing Strategic Steering Group and is Deputy Chair of the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group.

She has worked closely with the police and other criminal justice organisations (in the UK and abroad) through training of the Enhanced Cognitive Interview, Witness Interview Advising and also in the interviewing of vulnerable groups (Tier 3 and 5) and providing case advice.

Becky was part of a team who developed the Achieving Best Evidence Document (Home Office, 2007) National guidance regarding how best to interview vulnerable and intimidated witnesses and victims.

Becky was given the 2009 Tom Williamson award for her outstanding achievements in the field of investigative interviewing by ACPO.

Becky recently opened the Centre of Forensic Interviewing: Research and training in investigative interviewing for all types of investigator at all stages of their career, from the basics to advanced interview skills and master classes. The Centre also enables students to participate and examine interviews being conducted. The Centre will also host research projects and will provide an exciting opportunity to conduct new avenues of work in this field which will in turn help to inform the training provided to the practitioners. The Centre encompasses state of the art digital interview recording suites.

Research Interests

Expertise Key Areas

  • Cognitive interview
  • Investigative interviewing: PEACE: Tiers 1-5 (PIP Levels 1-2 specialist)
  • Miscarriages of Justice
  • Interviewing vulnerable groups (e.g. children, people with learning disability)
  • Investigation processes

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