Christopher E. Kelly, Ph.D.
Christopher E. Kelly, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice at Saint Joseph's University in Philadelphia, PA (USA). Dr. Kelly's research has been funded by the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group (HIG), an interagency collaboration established to promote the effective and humane interrogation of detained individuals, as the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator 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 - Ph.D., Temple University, Criminal Justice
- 2001 - M.A., University at Albany, Criminal Justice
- 2000 - B.S., 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
- Kelly, C. E., Dawson, E., & Hartwig, M. (17 December 2019). Context Manipulation in Police Interviews: A Field Experiment. Journal of Experimental Criminology. Advance online publication. doi 10:.1007/s11292-019-09389-8
- Kelly, C. E., Welsh, W. N., & Stanley, J. (2019). The Treatment Group and Recidivism: A Multilevel Analysis of Prison-Based Substance Abuse Treatment. The Prison Journal, 99(5), 515-534. doi: 10.1177/0032885519875002
- Meehan, N., Kelly, C. E., & McClary, M. (2019). The Snitching Hour: Investigations and Interviews in a County Jail. Security Journal, 32(2), 198-217. doi: s41284-018-0157-y
- Kelly, C. E., Russano, M. B., Miller, J. C., & Redlich, A. D. (2019). On the Road (to Admission): Engaging Suspects with Minimization. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 25(3), 166-180. doi: 10.1037/law0000199
- Improving Intelligence Interviewing: A Quasi-Experimental Study with Correctional Investigators (2018-19). Role: Principal Investigator. Source: High Value Detainee Interrogation Group / Federal Bureau of Investigation.
- Academic Excellence Award, 2016, International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG).
- Studying Effective Information Elicitation Techniques during Correctional Interviews (2015-16). 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 (2014-15). 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