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Guilty Pleas

‘Guilty Plea Decisions: Moving Beyond the Autonomy Myth’ – Rebecca K. Helm, Roxanna Dehaghani, and Daniel Newman
(Forthcoming) Modern Law Review
‘Cognition and Incentives in Plea Decisions: Categorical Differences in Outcomes as the Tipping Point for Innocent Defendants’ – Rebecca K. Helm
(Forthcoming) Psychology, Public Policy, and Law
‘Guilty pleas in children: Legitimacy, vulnerability, and the need for increased protection’ – Rebecca K. Helm
(2021) Journal of Law and Society
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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
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
Psychology, Crime, and Law
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Juries and Jury Decision Making

‘Evaluating Witness Testimony: Juror Knowledge, False Memory, and the Utility of Evidence-Based Directions’ – Rebecca K. Helm
Forthcoming (The International Journal of Evidence & Proof)
‘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
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
(Forthcoming) The International Journal of Evidence & Proof
‘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
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
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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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 multi-faceted nature of visual statistical learning: Individual differences in learning conditional and distributional regularities across time and space’ – Bethany Growns, Noam Siegelman, and Kristy A. Martire
Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
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‘Forensic feature-comparison expertise: Better statistical learners have better visual comparison performance after diagnosticity training’ – Bethany Growns and Kristy A. Martire
(2020) Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied
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‘Improving expert evidence: The role of open science and transparency’ – Jason Chin, Bethany Growns, and David Mellor
(2019) 50(2) Ottawa Law Review 1
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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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‘What do experts know? Calibration, precision, and the wisdom of crowds among forensic handwriting experts’ – Kristy A. Martire, Bethany Growns, and Danielle Navarro
(2018) 25 Psychonomic Bulletin & Review 2346
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