Research Examines Factors Related to Accuracy During Criminal Investigations

By Jean Cabell

RENO, Nevada – Researchers at the University of Nevada, Reno are recruiting sworn U.S. police officers to examine how police pass judgments during a criminal investigation. Police officers who complete this study are eligible to enter a raffle to win one of 45 $ 20 Amazon gift cards.

Researchers hope to answer the following question with this study: What factors are linked to the accuracy of police judgments in a criminal investigation?

This IRB-approved study takes approximately 10 to 15 minutes. It measures the attitudes and perceptions of officers towards case factors. The results will be used to recommend training protocols. The researchers plan to share the findings widely, such as at professional conferences, and hope the findings can inform future police training.

Participation is optional and anonymous. Police can participate by clicking below or by copying and pasting the URL into their browser: https://unr.az1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_a4zj4CAAxMje4oS

Your raffle information will not be linked to your answers. All responses are confidential. If you would like to participate in the raffle, you will be asked to provide your preferred email address in a separate survey after completing the study.

Email Jean Cabell with any questions regarding the study.

Mark M. Gagnon