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Brian Cutler


Faculty of Social Science and Humanities

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Dr. Brian Cutler received his PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Wisconsin—Madison in 1987.

Prior to joining the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, he was a faculty member in the Psychology departments at Florida International University and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.


  • PhD, Social Psychology University of Wisconsin 1987

Courses taught

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Social Psychology

Research and expertise

Research background and interests:

  • eyewitness memory
  • interrogation and confessions
  • wrongful conviction

Research supervision areas: 

  • false accusations
  • false confessions
  • mistaken eyewitness identification


  • Recent publications

    Cutler, B. L., & Leo, R. A. (2016). Analyzing videotaped interrogations and confessions. The Champion, December.

    Leo, R. A., & Cutler, B. L. (2016). False confessions in the 21st century. The Champion, May.

    Loney, D. M., & Cutler, B. L. (2016). Coercive interrogation of eyewitnesses can produce false accusations. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 31, 29-36.

    Cutler, B. L., Findley, K. A., & Moore, T. E. (2014). Interrogations and false confessions: A psychological perspective. Canadian Criminal Law Review, 18, 153-170.

    Cutler, B. L., Loney, D., & Findley, K. A. (2014). Expert testimony on interrogations and false confessions. University of Missouri Kansas City Law Review, 82, 589-622.

    Cutler, B. L., & Zapf, P. A. (Editors). (2014). The APA Handbook of Forensic Psychology. Washington DC: American Psychological Association Press.

    Moore, T. E., Cutler, B. L., & Shulman, D. (2014). Shaping eyewitness and alibi testimony with coercive interview practices. The Champion, October, p. 34-42.

    Smith, A. M., Lindsay, R. C. L., & Cutler, B. L. (2014). Eyewitness psychology in the context of international criminal law. In I. Bantekas and E. Mylonaki (Eds.), Criminological approaches to international criminal law (pp. 159-191). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.