Forensic Science

Our research has examined the challenges of perceptual discrimination and managing contextual informational in forensic science decisions. This includes the influence of perceived typicality / distinctiveness of the stimulus, informational loss from the stimulus, and contextual information that can bias decision making efforts.


Zabecki, J. M., Quigley-McBride, A., & Meissner, C. A. (2022). Information loss, contextual information, and distinctiveness influence the discriminability of fingerprints. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 36, 1325-1338.

Dror, I. E., Thompson, W. C., Meissner, C. A., Kornfield, I., Krane, D., Saks, M., & Risinger, M. (2015). Context management toolbox: A linear sequential unmasking (LSU) approach to minimizing cognitive bias in forensic decision making. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 60, 1111-1112.

Furton, K. G., & Meissner, C. A. (2005). Special issue on forensic science (Part 1). Canadian Journal of Police & Security Services, 3, 3-4.

Meissner, C. A., & Furton, K. G. (2005). Special issue on forensic science (Part 2). Canadian Journal of Police & Security Services, 3, 110-111.