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Associate Professor Jeffrey Pfeifer

Associate Professor in Psychology


Jeff Pfeifer received his Ph.D. and M.Leg.St. (Master of Legal Studies) from the University of Nebraska and has been teaching and conducting research in forensic psychology for the past 15 years. In addition to his research on jury decision-making, policing, and corrections, he has also conducted a number of training workshops and program evaluations for security agencies in Canada, the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Tanzania, Namibia, Zambia, and Russia. He has testified as an expert witness in a number of capital (death penalty) and non-capital cases and his research has been cited by a number of courts including the Supreme Court of Canada and the Supreme Court of British Columbia.

Research interests

Police psychology; prison psychology; sports psychology; jury selection; jury decision-making; athletes and offending behaviours; eyewitnesses and crime; Indigenous people and the justice system; histoy of capital punishment in Australia

Fields of Research

  • Applied And Developmental Psychology - 520100
  • Biological Psychology - 520200
  • Clinical And Health Psychology - 520300
  • Cognitive And Computational Psychology - 520400
  • Social And Personality Psychology - 520500


Also published as: Pfeifer, Jeffrey; Pfeifer, J.; Pfeifer, J. E.; Pfeifer, Jeff; Pfeifer, Jeffrey E.
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