International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science is an international interdisciplinary journal dedicated to the advancement of basic knowledge in the social and behavioral sciences. It contains articles pertaining to theoretical integration of ideas, epistemology of social and biological sciences, and original empirical research articles of general scientific value.


Jacqueline Wheatcroft

Editorial Board Member of International Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences

Teacher, University of Liverpool, UK

Research Areas

Applied Social-Cognitive and Forensic Psychology

Education

2002Ph.D University of Liverpool
1998B.Sc University of Liverpool

Membership

Chartered Forensic Psychologist (British Psychological Society)
Practitioner Psychologist (Health Professions Council)
Full Member of BPS Division of Forensic Psychology
BPS Social Psychology Section (Associate)

Publications: Conferences/Workshops/Symposiums/Journals/Books

[1]  Alison, L.J., Wheatcroft, J.M. (corresponding author), & McGrory, D. (in submission). The influence of trust on senior investigating officers' decision-making in critical incidents. Police Quarterly
[2]  Wheatcroft, J.M., Wagstaff, G.F. & Russell, K. (in submission) Police officers' perceptions of the cognitive interview: Usefulness, confidence and witness reliability. Psychology, Crime & Law
[3]  Wheatcroft, J.M., & Ellison, L.E. (in submission) Evidence in Court: Adult witness familiarisation and cross-examination style effects on witness accuracy. Behavioural Sciences & the Law
[4]  Wheatcroft, J.M. (in press). Judicial Processes. In G. Davies and A. Beech (Eds.), Forensic Psychology. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester.
[5]  Wagstaff, G.F., Wheatcroft, J.M., & Jones, A.C. (2011). Are high hypnotizables especially prone to false memory effects? A sociocognitive view. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 59(3), 310-326. DOI:10.1080/00207144.2011.570658
[6]  Wagstaff, G.F., Wheatcroft, J.M., Caddick, A.M., Burt, C.L., Kirby, L.J., & Lamont, E. (2011). Enhancing witness memory with techniques derived from hypnotic investigative interviewing: Focused meditation, eye-closure and context reinstatement. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 59(2), 146-164. ISBN/ISSN: 0020-7144
[7]  Wagstaff, G.F., Wheatcroft, J.M., Burt, C.L., Pilkington, H.J., Wilkinson, K., & Hoyle, J.D. (2010; online first 29 Dec). Enhancing witness memory with focused meditation and eye-closure: Assessing the effects of misinformation. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology. DOI: 10.1007/s11896-010-9082-7. ISSN: 0882-0783
[8]  Wheatcroft J.M. (2010). Improving the accuracy of witness testimony. Research Intelligence, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, August 2010, pp. 7. See http://www.liv.ac.uk/researchintelligence/issue39/witnesstestimony.htm
[9]  Wheatcroft, J.M., & Ellison, L.E. (2010). Courtroom questioning, pre-trial preparation and witness accuracy. Forensic Update, 101, 41-44 ISSN: 1356-5028
[10]  Ellison, L.E., & Wheatcroft, J.M. (2010). "Could you ask me that in a different way please?" Exploring the impact of courtroom questioning and witness familiarisation on adult witness accuracy. Criminal Law Review, 11, 823-839 ISSN 1567-536X
[11]  Wheatcroft, J.M. (2010). The expert witness: Improving testimony. (The Assessor) Journal of the Institute of Automotive Engineer Assessors, Sept/Oct, 46, 20-21 see http://content.yudu.com/Library/A1p9ro/TheAssessorSeptOct20/resources/21.htm
[12]  Wheatcroft, J.M., & Woods, S., (2010). Effectiveness of witness preparation and cross-examination non-directive and directive question styles on witness accuracy and confidence. International Journal of Evidence & Proof, 14(3), 189-209 DOI: 10.1350/ijep.2010.14.3
[13]  Wheatcroft J.M. (2009). News in brief. Precinct, University of Liverpool, OCT 2009, pp. 16. See http://www.liv.ac.uk/precinct/2009/Precinct_OCTOBER_FINAL.pdf
[14]  Wheatcroft, J.M., Wagstaff, G.F. & Moran, A. (2009). Re-Victimising the victim? How rape victims experience the UK legal system. Victims and Offenders 4(3), 265-284. ISSN: 1556-4886 print/1556-4991 online DOI: 10.1080/15564880903048529
[15]  Wheatcroft, J.M., Gudjonsson, G., & Young, S. (2009). Professional Issues. In S. Young, M. Kopelman, and G. Gudjonsson (Eds.), Forensic Neuropsychology in Practice, pp. 301-329. Oxford University Press: UK. ISBN: 978-0-19-856683-0
[16]  Wheatcroft, J.M. (2009). Psychology and the Vulnerable and/or Intimidated Witness: Achieving Best Evidence. Training Booklet for Greater Manchester Police (GMP) police officers undertaking Level 3 interview training at Sedgley Park, Manchester, UK.
[17]  Ellison, L.E. and Wheatcroft, J.M. (2009). In pursuit of truth and justice. Reporter, 543, 27th July. Leeds University: UK www.reporter.leeds.ac.uk/543/s4.htm
[18]  Wagstaff, G.F., Cole, J., Wheatcroft, J., Anderton, A., & Madden, H. (2008). Reducing and reversing pseudomemories with hypnosis. Contemporary Hypnosis, 25(3-4), 178-191. ISBN/ISSN: 0960-5290. DOI: 10.1002/ch.366
[19]  Wheatcroft, J.M., Wagstaff, G.F., & LeBreton, D. (2008). The effectiveness of operational briefings in the police service. Research Briefing Paper, Lancashire Constabulary, UK.
[20]  Wheatcroft, J.M. (2008). The Trial Process: Judicial Processes. In G. Davies, C. Hollin and R. Bull. Forensic Psychology, pp. 161-184. John Wiley & Sons: Chichester. ISBN: 978-0-470-05833-6
[21]  Wagstaff, G.F., Wheatcroft, J., Cole, J., Brunas-Wagstaff, J., Blackmore, V., & Pilkington, A. (2008). Some cognitive and neuropsychological aspects of social inhibition and facilitation. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 20(4), 828-846. ISSN: 0954-1446/eISSN: 1464-0635. DOI: 10.1080/09541440701469749
[22]  Wagstaff, G.F., Cole, J., Wheatcroft, J., Marshall, M., & Barsby, I. (2007). A componential approach to hypnotic memory facilitation: focused meditation, context reinstatement and eye movements. Contemporary Hypnosis, 24(3), 97-108. ISBN/ISSN: 0960-5290; DOI: 10.1002/ch.334
[23]  Wheatcroft, J.M. (2007). Taylor: Court Licensed Abuse: Patriarchal Lore and the Legal Response to Intra-familial Sexual Abuse of Children. International Journal of Evidence and Proof, 11(3), 239-241. ISSN: 1365 7127/eISSN: 1740 5572. DOI: 10.1350/ijep.2007.11.3.239
[24]  Wagstaff, G., Brunas-Wagstaff, J., Cole, J., and Wheatcroft, J. (2006). New directions in forensic hypnosis: facilitating memory with a focused meditation technique. Contemporary Hypnosis, 21(1), 14-27. DOI: 10.1002/ch.284
[25]  Wheatcroft, J. (2006). Manchester Bomb: Countdown to terror. BBC Radio Manchester. Audio accessed online at www.bbc.co.uk/manchester/content/articles/2006/06/21/150606_bomb_timeline_feature.shtml
[26]  Wheatcroft, J., and Moran, A. (2006). Victims of Rape: Research shows flaws in legal system. MMU Research: Research Institutes. Accessed online at www.mmu.ac.uk/research/news/news_item.php
[27]  McCulloch, P., Kaul, A., Wagstaff, G.F., and Wheatcroft, J. (2005). Tolerance of uncertainty, extroversion, neuroticism and attitudes to randomized controlled trials among surgeons and physicians. British Journal of Surgery, 92(10), 1293-1297. ISBN/ISSN: 1323. DOI: 10.1002/bjs.4930
[28]  Wagstaff, G.F., Brunas-Wagstaff, J., Cole, J., Knapton, L., Winterbottom, J., Crean, V., and Wheatcroft, J. (2004). Facilitating memory with hypnosis, focused meditation and eye closure. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, 52(4), 434-455. ISBN/ISSN: 0020-7144
[29]  Wagstaff, G.F., Brunas-Wagstaff, J., Cole, J., and Wheatcroft, J. (2004). New directions in forensic hypnosis: Facilitating memory with a focused meditation technique. Contemporary Hypnosis, 21(1), 14-28. ISBN/ISSN: 0960-5290
[30]  Wheatcroft, J.M., Wagstaff, G.F. and Kebbell, M.R. (2004). The influence of courtroom questioning style on actual and perceived eyewitness confidence and accuracy. Legal & Criminological Psychology, 9, 83-101. ISBN/ISSN: 1355-3259
[31]  Wheatcroft, J.M., and Wagstaff, G.F. (2003). The Interface between Psychology and Law in the Courtroom: Cross-examination. Forensic Update, 75, 8-18. ISSN: 1356-5028
[32]  Wheatcroft, J.M., Wagstaff, G.F., and Kebbell, M.R. (2002). Courtroom Interviewing and Eyewitness Confidence and Accuracy. Proceedings of The British Psychological Society, Vol 10(2), August 2002, 107-108. ISBN/ISSN: 1350-472X
[33]  Wheatcroft, J. (2002) Worst should be first in witness box. The Telegraph, March. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/connected/main.jhtml?xml=/connected/2002/03/19/ecnbps419.xml
[34]  Wheatcroft, J.M., Kebbell, M.R., and Wagstaff, G.F. (2001). The Influence of Courtroom Questioning Style on Eyewitness Accuracy and Confidence. Forensic Update, 65, 20-25. ISSN: 1356-5028
[35]  Wheatcroft, J.M. Near Misses: Rationality and common sense. Invited paper presentation to the Safety Health and Environment Show Annual Conference, Hilton Blackpool, 7 June 2011.
[36]  Mulcahy, S., Wheatcroft, J.M., & Alison, L. Impact of autism on obtaining best evidence. Paper presented to the 3rd International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG) Annual Conference, Norwegian Police University College Conference Centre, Stavern, Norway, 22-24 June 2010.
[37]  Wagstaff, G.F., & Wheatcroft, J.M. Towards a brief witness memory enhancement technique: Meditation with eye-closure and context reinstatement. Paper presented to the 3rd International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG) Annual Conference, Norwegian Police University College Conference Centre, Stavern, Norway, 22-24 June 2010.
[38]  Wagstaff, G.F., & Wheatcroft, J.M. Reversing misinformation effects with hypnosis and in the hypnotically susceptible. Paper presented to the 3rd International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG) Annual Conference, Norwegian Police University College Conference Centre, Stavern, Norway, 22-24 June 2010.
[39]  Wheatcroft, J.M., & Wagstaff, G.F. UK police officers' perceptions of the cognitive interview: Usefulness, confidence and witness reliability. Paper presented to the 3rd International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG) Annual Conference, Norwegian Police University College Conference Centre, Stavern, Norway, 22-24 June 2010.
[40]  Ellison, L.E. & Wheatcroft, J.M. Cross-Examination and the impact of pre-trial preparation on adult witness accuracy. Paper presented to the Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, University of Kent, 23-25June 2010.
[41]  Wheatcroft, J.M. & Ellison, L.E. The influence of courtroom questioning and witness familiarisation on adult witness accuracy. Paper presented to the Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, University of Bristol, March 30-1 April 2010.
[42]  Wheatcroft, J.M., & Woods, S. Effectiveness of witness preparation in counteracting leading question style. Poster presentation at the Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, University of Central Lancashire, 23-25 June 2009.
[43]  Schubert, M., & Wheatcroft, J.M. Achieving Best Evidence and Justice: Paper to police practice-explorations of learning disability in the UK and Australia. Paper presented at the Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, Edinburgh Conference Centre, Heriot-Watt University, 24-26 June, 2008.
[44]  Moran, A., & Wheatcroft, J.M. Re-victimising the Victim? Rape victims' experiences of the legal system. Paper presented at The British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology Annual Conference, University of Central Lancashire, 20-22 June 2006.