Faculty of Social Science and Humanities
2 Simcoe Street - Room 624
2000 Simcoe Street North
Oshawa, ON L1H 7K4
905.721.8668 ext. 5971
Dr. Joseph Eastwood received his Master of Science in 2007 and PhD in 2011 in Experimental Social Psychology from Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland. Prior to joining UOIT in 2013, he taught for two years at Bishop’s University in Sherbrooke, Quebec.
- Confessions and Interrogations
- Forensic Psychology
- Social Psychology
Research and expertise
Research background and interests:
- Investigative interviewing
- Comprehension of legal rights
- Wrongful convictions
Research supervision areas:
- Improving investigative interviewing
- Generation and assessment of alibis
- Comprehension of youth waiver forms
2014: Insight Development Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research.
Council. Value $64,803.
2013: SSHRC Small Research Grant, University of Ontario Institute of Technology.
2012: Senate Research Committee Research Grant, Bishop’s University.
Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Luther, K. (2014). On the need to ensure better comprehension of interrogation rights. Canadian Criminal Law Review,18, 171-181.
Snook, B., Eastwood, J. & Barron, T. (2014). The next stage in the evolution of interrogations: The PEACE model. Canadian Criminal Law Review, 18, 219-239.
Freedman, S., Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Luther, K. (2014). Safeguarding Youth Interrogation Rights: The Effect of Grade Level and Reading Complexity of Youth Waiver Forms on the Comprehension of Legal Rights. Applied Cognitive Psychology. Advance online publication.
Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Luther, K. (2012). An analysis of the complexity and comprehensibility of Canadian youth caution waivers. Crime & Delinquency. Advance online publication.
Eastwood, J., & Snook, B. (2012). The effect of listenability factors on the comprehension of police cautions. Law and Human Behavior, 36, 177-183.
Snook, B., Eastwood, J., Stinson, M., Tedeschini, J., & House, J. C. (2010). Reforming investigative interviewing in Canada. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 52, 203-217.
Freedman, S., Eastwood, J., Snook, B., & Luther, K. (2014, March). "What are my rights again?": Comprehension of Canadian youth waiver forms. Paper presented at the American Psychology-Law Society Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana.
Eastwood, J. (2013, September). You have the right to remain confused: Comprehension of legal rights in police interrogations. Paper presented at the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.
Freedman, S. & Eastwood, J. (2013, September). “That’s the way my Wednesdays always go”: The role of schemas in innocent suspects’ alibi creation. Poster presented at the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology Conference, Ottawa, Ontario.
Chaulk, S. J., Snook, B., & Eastwood, J. (2012, June). Predicting police caution comprehension in adult offenders: What do they already know? Poster presented at the Canadian Psychology Association Conference, Halifax, Canada.