Police investigations and investigative techniques; Investigative interviewing; Offender's decision-making; Crime event; Serial, sexual and violent crimes
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DR. NADINE DESLAURIERS-VARIN
Dr. Nadine Deslauriers-Varin is an Associate professor of Criminology at the School of Social Work and Criminology at Université Laval, Quebec, Canada. She is affiliated with the International Center of Comparative Criminology (ICCC) - for which she also acts as the head of the ICCC – Université Laval division-, and a collaborator for the Canadian Society of Evidence-Based Policing. She also acts as the Director of the Criminology bachelor and certificate programs at Université Laval. Most of her research projects are carried out in collaboration with local, provincial or federal police forces and aim at developing evidence-based investigative practices (e.g., suspect identification and prioritization; police interrogation) and prevent sexual and violent crimes (situational crime prevention). Her work has been published in top tier peer-reviewed journals in her field and has been the subject of many scientific papers, book chapters, and presentations. She is currently acting as the guest editor for two special issues related to police investigations (Criminologie; Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology) and is working on a book on investigative techniques and operational challenges associated with criminal investigations of sexual offenses (with co-editor Dr. Craig Bennell) to be published by Springer early 2021.