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Guilty Pleas

‘Cognition and incentives in plea decisions: Categorical differences in outcomes as the tipping point for innocent defendants’ – Rebecca K. Helm
(2022) 28(3) Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 344
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‘Guilty plea decisions: Moving beyond the autonomy myth’ – Rebecca K. Helm, Roxanna Dehaghani, and Daniel Newman
(2022) 85(1) Modern Law Review 133
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‘Guilty pleas in children: Legitimacy, vulnerability, and the need for increased protection’ – Rebecca K. Helm
(2021) 48(2) Journal of Law and Society 179
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‘Pleading guilty online: Enhanced vulnerability and access to justice’ – Rebecca K. Helm
Modern Law Review Forum
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‘Constrained waiver of trial rights? Incentives to plead guilty and the right to a fair trial’ – Rebecca K. Helm
(2019) 46(3) Journal of Law and Society 423
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‘Conviction by consent? Vulnerability, autonomy, and conviction by guilty plea’ – Rebecca K. Helm
(2019) 83(2) The Journal of Criminal Law 161
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‘Too young to plead? Risk, rationality and plea bargaining’s innocence problem in adolescents’ – Rebecca K. Helm, Valerie F. Reyna, Allison A. Franz, and Rachel Z. Novick
(2018) 24(2) Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 180
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‘Cognitive theory and plea-bargaining’ – Rebecca K. Helm
(2018) 5(2) Policy Insights from the Behavioural and Brain Sciences 195
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‘Logical but incompetent plea decisions: A new approach to plea bargaining grounded in cognitive theory’ – Rebecca K. Helm and Valerie F. Reyna
(2017) 23(3) Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 367
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‘Limitations on the ability to negotiate justice’ – Rebecca K. Helm, Valerie F. Reyna, Alison, A. Franz, Rachel Z. Novick, Sarah Dincin, and Amanda E. Cort
(2018) 24(9) Psychology, Crime, and Law 915
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‘The Unexonerated: Factually innocent defendants who plead guilty’ – John H Blume and Rebecca K Helm
(2014) 100 Cornell Law Review 157
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Juries and Jury Decision Making

‘Adaptive lie detection and perceived prevalence of false reports in evaluation of sexual offence allegations’ – Rebecca K. Helm
(in Press) Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition
‘Predicting and projecting memory: Error and bias in metacognitive judgments underlying testimony evaluation’ – Rebecca K. Helm and Bethany Growns
(in Press) Legal and Criminological Psychology
‘Prevalence estimates as priors: Juror characteristics, perceived base rates, and verdicts in cases reliant on complainant and defendant testimony.’ – Rebecca K. Helm and Bethany Growns
(2022) 36(4) Applied Cognitive Psychology 891
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‘Jury decision making in the criminal trial’ – Rebecca K. Helm and Madeleine Millar
in E. Johnston (ed.), Challenges in Criminal Justice (Routledge, 2022)
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‘Guiding jurors’ damage award decisions: Experimental investigations of approaches based on theory and practice’ – Valerie P. Hans, Krystia Reed, Valerie F. Reyna, David Garavito, and Rebecca K. Helm
(2022) 28(2) Psychology, Public Policy, and Law 188
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‘Evaluating witness testimony: Juror knowledge, false memory, and the utility of evidence-based directions’ – Rebecca K. Helm
(2021) 25(4) The International Journal of Evidence & Proof 264
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‘Numeracy in the jury box: Numerical ability, meaningful anchors, and damage-award decision-making’ – Rebecca K. Helm, Valerie P. Hans, Valerie F. Reyna and Krystia Reed
(2020) 34(2) Applied Cognitive Psychology 434
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‘Procedural roles: Professional judges, lay judges, and lay jurors’ – Rebecca K. Helm and Valerie P. Hans
in Darryl Brown, Jenia Iontcheva Turner and Bettina Weisser (eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Criminal Process (OUP, 2019)
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‘From meaning to money: Translating injury into dollars’ – Valerie P. Hans, Rebecca K. Helm, and Valerie F. Reyna
(2018) 42(2) Law and Human Behavior 95
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‘Trial by numbers’ – Rebecca K. Helm, Valerie P. Hans and Valerie F. Reyna
(2017) Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy 107
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‘Unpacking insanity defence standards: An experimental study of rationality and control tests in criminal law’ – Rebecca K. Helm, Stephen J. Ceci, and Kayla A. Burd
(2016) 8(2) The European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context 63
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Eyewitness Memory

‘Evaluating witness testimony: Juror knowledge, false memory, and the utility of evidence-based directions’ – Rebecca K. Helm
(2021) 24(5) The International Journal of Evidence & Proof 264
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‘Forensic analysis of child interrogations and testimony’ – Rebecca K. Helm, Caisa E. Royer, and Stephen J. Ceci
in Wendy Koen and C. Michael Bowers (eds.), Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions (Academic Press, 2018)
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‘Can implicit associations distinguish true and false eyewitness memory?’ – Rebecca K. Helm, Stephen J. Ceci, and Kayla A. Burd
(2017) 34(6) Behavioural Sciences & the Law 803
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‘Children’s suggestibility research: Things to know before interviewing a child’ – Amelia C. Hritz, Caisa E. Royer, Rebecca K. Helm, Kayla A. Burd, Karen Ojeda, and Stephen J. Ceci
(2015) 25(1) Anuario de Psicología Jurídica 3
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Human Rights

‘Regulatory responses to fake news and freedom of expression: Normative and empirical evaluation’ – Rebecca K. Helm and Hitoshi Nasu
(2021) 21(2) Human Rights Law Review 302
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‘Constrained waiver of trial rights? Incentives to plead guilty and the right to a fair trial’ – Rebecca K. Helm
(2019) 46(3) Journal of Law and Society 423
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Miscarriages of Justice

‘The anatomy of “factual error” miscarriages of justice: A fifty year review ‘ – Rebecca K. Helm
(2021) 5 Criminal Law Review 351
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‘The Unexonerated: Factually innocent defendants who plead guilty’ – John H Blume and Rebecca K Helm
(2014) 100 Cornell Law Review 157
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Arbitration

‘Are arbitrators human?’ – Rebecca K. Helm, Andrew J. Wistrich, and Jeffrey J. Rachlinski
(2016) 13(4) Journal of Empirical Legal Studies 666
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Neuroscience and Law

‘Brain activation covaries with reported criminal behaviours when making risky choices: A Fuzzy-Trace Theory Approach’ – Valerie F. Reyna, Rebecca K. Helm, Rebecca B. Weldon, Pooja D. Shah, Alexa G. Turpin, and Shravya Govindgari
(2018) 147(7) Journal of Experimental Psychology: General 1094
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Forensic Science and Expertise

‘The low prevalence effect in fingerprint comparison amongst forensic science trainees and novices’ – Bethany Growns, James Dunn, Rebecca Helm, Alice Towler, and Jeff Kukucka
PLOS One
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‘Expert decision-making’ – Rebecca K. Helm, Michael McCormick, and Valerie F. Reyna
in Linden Ball and Valerie Thompson (eds.), The International Handbook of Thinking and Reasoning (Routledge, 2019)
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