Charles Edwards

Doctoral student
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Summary

My research interests are in psychology and law; specifically, jury decision-making and causes and outcomes related to judicial stress. I am interested in how individual differences among jurors, such as information processing abilities, relate to the persuasiveness of messages or arguments in the courtroom.

Education

  • M.A., Psychology, Boston University (2014)
  • B.A., Psychology/Brain and Cognitive Science, University of Rochester (2012)

Recent publications

  • Edwards, C. P., & Miller, M. K. (2019). An assessment of judges’ self-reported experiences of secondary traumatic stress. Juvenile and Family Court Journal, 70(2), 7-29. doi:1111/jfcj.12134
  • Miller, M. K., Edwards, C. P., Reichert, J., & Bornstein, B. H. (2018). An examination of outcomes predicted by the Model of Judicial Stress. Judicature, 102(3), 50-61.
  • Edwards, C. P., & Miller, M. K. (2018). How individual differences relate to attitudes toward the mentally ill: Implications for trial lawyers. The Jury Expert.

Recent conference presentations

  • Merlino, M. L., Hammond, D. L., Dahir, V. B., Al Namer, T. A., Al Namer, C. D., Edwards, C. , ... Smith, L. (2019, August). Cognitive human factors and forensic document examiner methods and procedures: Examination context, sufficiency of writing samples, and opinions strength results. Symposium presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, Cary, NC.
  • Edwards, C. P., Merlino, M. L., Dahir, V. B., Hammond, D. L., Schaar-Buis, D., Moody, S. A., ... Villalobos, J. G. (2019, August). Cognitive human factors and feature salience in forensic handwriting examination: Results from qualitative interviews. Poster presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Society of Questioned Document Examiners, Cary, NC.
  • Edwards, C. P., & Miller, M. K. (2019, March). Judges self-reported instances of secondary traumatic stress: A qualitative examination. Symposium presentation at the Annual Conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.
  • Edwards, C. P., Merlino, M. L., Dahir, V. B., Alvarez, M., Sanchez, C., Villalobos, J. G., ... Schaar-Buis, D. (2019, February). Education and training in forensic document examination: A discussion of issues and ideas. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences, Baltimore, MD.