Christopher E. Kelly, Ph.D.
Christopher E. Kelly, Ph.D., is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Prior to joining the faculty at Saint Joseph's, Dr. Kelly was funded by the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG), an interagency collaboration established to promote the effective and humane interrogation of detained individuals. Dr. Kelly has been the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on three awards made by the HIG, and he has collaborated on research with the Philadelphia Police Department, the Los Angeles Police Department, and most recently, with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department. Dr. Kelly has been published in Law and Human Behavior, Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, and Justice Quarterly, among other outlets, and he is a member of the American Psychology-Law Association (APLS) and the International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG).
- 2012 - PhD, Temple University, Criminal Justice
- 2001 - MA, University at Albany, Criminal Justice
- 2000 - BS, Drexel University, Sociology
- 2012-2013, Postdoctoral Associate, Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center, University at Albany
- 2008-2011, Senior Research Analyst, Hindelang Criminal Justice Research Center, University at Albany
- 2001-2004, Adult Probation/Parole Officer, Philadelphia, PA
- Introduction to American Criminal Justice
- Alcohol, Drugs, and Society
- Introduction to Sociology
- Research Methods and Analysis (graduate)
- Ethics and Criminal Justice (graduate)
Kelly, C. E., & Welsh, W. N. (2016, May 4). Examining Treatment Climate across Prison-Based Substance Abuse Treatment Groups. Substance Use and Misuse. Advance online publication. doi: 10.3109/10826084.2016.1155621.
Kelly, C. E., Miller, J. C., & Redlich, A. D. (2015, December 14). The Dynamic Nature of Interrogation. Law and Human Behavior, 40(3), 295-309. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/lhb0000172.
Meissner, C. A., Kelly, C. E., & Woestehoff, S. A (2015). Improving the Effectiveness of Suspect Interrogations. Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 11, 211-233. doi: 10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-120814-121657.
Kelly, C. E., Redlich, A. D., & Miller, J. C. (2015). Examining the Meso-Level Domains of the Interrogation Taxonomy. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 21(2), 179-191. 10.1037/law0000034.
Kelly, C. E., Miller, J. C., Redlich, A. D., & Kleinman, S. M. (2013). A Taxonomy of Interrogation Methods. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 19(2), 165-178.
Grants and Awards
Academic Excellence Award, 2016, International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG).
Studying Effective Information Elicitation Techniques during Correctional Interviews. Role: Co-Principal Investigator (PI: Nathan Meehan, Naval Research Laboratory). Source: High Value Detainee Interrogation Group / Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Inducing Information Disclosure in Interviews through Priming: A Field Experiment. Role: Principal Investigator for subcontract. Source: High Value Detainee Interrogation Group / Federal Bureau of Investigation. Subcontract from University of Texas at El Paso, PI: Christian A. Meissner.
- Interrogation and investigative interviewing
- Jury decision-making in capital punishment trials
- Prison-based substance abuse treatment