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Researcher: Howes, L (Dr Loene Howes)

Fields of Research

Police administration, procedures and practice
Criminology
Courts and sentencing
Psychology of ageing
Causes and prevention of crime
Correctional theory, offender treatment and rehabilitation
Criminal law
Higher education
Sociological methodology and research methods
Forensic psychology
Applied sociology, program evaluation and social impact assessment
Legal practice, lawyering and the legal profession
Psycholinguistics (incl. speech production and comprehension)

Research Objectives

Criminal justice
Law enforcement
Other law, politics and community services
Employment patterns and change
Legal processes
Expanding knowledge in psychology
Other commercial services and tourism
Expanding knowledge in human society
Pedagogy
Crime prevention
Rehabilitation and correctional services
Justice and the law

Career Best Publications

Research Publications

'Sometimes I give up on the report and ring the scientist': Bridging the gap between what forensic scientists write and what police investigators read; Policing and Society
A federation of clutter: the bourgeoning language of vulnerability in Australian policing policies; Policing Encounters with Vulnerability
A policing career: What drives a person to join, stay in, or leave policing?; Australian Police Journal
A step towards increased understanding by non-scientists of expert reports: Recommendations for readability; Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences
Beyond expert opinion: inroads into effective communication about Forensic Science; ANZFSS 23rd International Symposium
Can forensic science ever be understood in the courtroom?; 5th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science (ICELFS)
Can the science of language help to foster shared understanding of forensic science?; International Communication Association conference
Career decision-making among police officers and teachers: Prediction of career stability and mobility; and exploration of successful career change; ANZAPPL Conference on Crime and Punishment: The Rising Punitiveness
Career decisions by Australian police officers: a cross-section of perspectives on entering, staying in and leaving policing careers; Police Practice and Research
Career decisions by Australian police officers: Women’s perspectives; 8th Australasian Women and Policing Conference
Communicating expert evidence: Lessons from forensic science; ANZAPPL 2016 CONGRESS
Communicating Expert Opinion: What Do Forensic Scientists Say and What Do Police, Lawyers, and Judges Hear?
Communicating forensic scientific expertise: an analysis of expert reports and corresponding testimony in Tasmanian courts; Science and Justice
Communication of forensic science: review of recent research; International Symposium of the Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society
Community interpreters’ experiences of police investigative interviews: how might interpreters’ insights contribute to enhanced procedural justice?; Policing and Society
Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice; Oxford University Press
Critical Forensic Studies; Routledge
Critical thinking in criminology: critical reflections on learning and teaching; Teaching in Higher Education
Critical Thinking in Criminology: Critical Reflections on Learning and Teaching; ANZSOC 2016
Developing the Methodology for an Applied, Interdisciplinary Research Project: Documenting the Journey Toward Philosophical Clarity; Journal of Mixed Methods Research
Directed Content Analysis: Exploring the Readability of Forensic Scientists' Written Reports for Police, Lawyers and Judges; SAGE Research Methods Cases
Discord in the Communication of Forensic Science: Can the Science of Language Help Foster Shared Understanding?; Journal of Language and Social Psychology
Enhancing the readability of expert reports; Australasian Society of Forensic Document Examiners Incorporated (ASFDE Inc) 2021 Annual Scientific Meeting
Evaluation of the IAST plus Project: Final Evaluation Report
Evaluation of the IAST Plus Project: Literature Review
First Interim Evaluation Report (IAST Plus)
Forensic science and gendered organizations: an exploratory study of crime scene examiners; Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences
Forensic scientists' conclusions: How readable are they for non-scientist report-users?; Forensic Science International: An International Journal Dedicated to The Applications of Science to The Administration of Justice
From the Editor-in-Chief; Police Practice and Research
High-stakes interviews and rapport development: practitioners’ perceptions of interpreter impact; Policing and Society
High-Stakes Police Investigative Interviews and Intelligence Gathering Contexts: Practitioners’ Perceptions of Interpreter Impact on Rapport Development; 29th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference
Instructor Resource Manual for White, R. & Perrone, S. (2015) Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice, (2nd edn); Oxford University Press
Interim Report Number 1: Desk-top Review of 18 – 25 yrs Motor Vehicle Offender Program
Internationalisation of the higher education curriculum in criminology: a role for the southern criminology project; Teaching in Higher Education
Interpreted investigative interviews under the PEACE interview model: police interviewers’ perceptions of challenges and suggested solutions; Police Practice and Research
Interpreted investigative interviews: What do interpreters want police investigators to know?; 37th annual congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL)
Interpreter-assisted police investigative interviews: Practitioners’ experiences of effective communication; ANZAPPL 2016 CONGRESS
Life Course Research Design: Exploring Career Change Experiences of Former School Teachers and Police Officers; Journal of Career Development
Okay…you mean this do you? Oh – you mean that: Experiences of communication about forensic science in police investigations; 7th European Academy of Forensic Science (EAFS) Conference
Police as knowledge brokers and keepers of the peace: perceptions of community policing in Tuvalu; Police Practice and Research
Police use of interpreters in routine cases: Challenges and innovative solutions; The 31st Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference
Policing family violence: Guidelines versus practice on the use of interpreters; Crime, Justice and Social Democracy
Policing Family Violence: Guidelines Versus Practice on the Use of Interpreters; Crime, Justice and Social Democracy, 5th Biennial International Conference
Policing transnational and organised crime: addressing capacity challenges in the Pacific
Predicting career stability and mobility: Embeddedness and boundarylessness; Journal of Career Development
Readability analysis of expert reports: handwriting and signature examination at Forensic Science SA
Readability Analysis of Reports: Proposed Fingerprint Reports of Victoria Police
Response to Recommendation 2 of the 2009 NAS Report—Standards for Formatting and Reporting Expert Evaluative Opinions: Where Do We Stand?; Forensic Science Policy & Management
Social persuasion to develop rapport in high-stakes interviews: qualitative analyses of Asian-Pacific practices; Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy
Some of the lawyers don’t ask the questions I think they’re really meaning to: Experiences of communication about forensic science in criminal cases; 35th Annual Congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL)
Strengthening policing in the Pacific: Community and police perceptions on the role of police in addressing gender-based violence; The Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference
Teachers’ career decisions: Perspectives on choosing teaching careers, and on staying or leaving; Issues in Educational Research
Testbank questions for White, R. & Perrone, S. (2015) Crime, Criminality and Criminal Justice, (2nd edn); Oxford University Press
The communication of forensic science in the criminal justice system: A review of theory and proposed directions for research; Science and Justice
The effectiveness of communication of expert opinion: Themes from interviews with police and scientists; 22nd Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences
The NEW adventures of the digital vigilante! Facebook users’ views on online naming and shaming; Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology
The readability of expert reports for non-scientist report-users: Reports of DNA analysis; Forensic Science International
The readability of expert reports for non-scientist report-users: Reports of forensic comparison of glass; Forensic Science International
The readability of expert reports for non-scientists: Can the reports of your laboratory be made more reader-friendly for the police, lawyers, and judges who use them?; 22nd Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences
The Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme in Tasmania: A Profile of Employers’ Perceptions
Towards coherent co-presentation of expert evidence in criminal trials: Experiences of communication between forensic scientists and legal practitioners; Criminal Law Journal
Transnational and organised crime in Pacific Island Countries and Territories: police capacity to respond to the emerging security threat; Development Bulletin
Trends and issues in the communication of forensic science; Forensic Science International: An International Journal Dedicated to The Applications of Science to The Administration of Justice
Trends and issues in the communication of forensic science in court; Association of Australian Magistrates Conference
Understanding police as an issue of social justice: How do investigators and interpreters perceive effective communication?; Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South
Working in policing and legal contexts: What kinds of ethical dilemmas do interpreters face?; Annual Congress of the Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law
Working with interpreters in investigate interviews: machines, tools, conduits, mouthpieces, professionals and humans; Australian Police Journal

Research Projects

Interpreter-assisted police investigative interviews: Practitioners' experiences of effective communication; University of Tasmania (UTAS)
18 to 25 yrs Motor Vehicle Offender Program Desktop Review and Research
Developing Leadership and Higher Level Cognitive Abilities in Forensic Personnel

Research Candidate Supervision