Deb Connolly

Professor (On Leave)

Areas of interest

Law and Forensic


Law and psychology, children's suggestibility, children's memory for repeated events, court response to cases of historical child sexual abuse. 

Selected Publications

Connolly, D. A., Coburn, P. I., & Yiu. A. (in press). Potential motive to fabricate and the assessment of child witnesses in sexual assault cases. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology.

Chong, K. & Connolly, D. A. (in press). Testifying through the ages: A comparison of the use of testimonial supports by child, adolescent, and adult witnesses in Canada. Canadian Psychology.

Connolly. D. A. & Coburn, T. I. (in press). Legal theory from Confederation to today: How might this affect the relationship between psychology and law? In R. Roesch and R. Jackson (Eds.), Learning Forensic Assessment: Research and Practice. New York: Routledge

Connolly, D.A. & Lavoie, J. A. A. (revised and resubmitted). Discriminating veracity between children's reports of a single, repeated, and fabricated events: A critical analysis of criteria-based content analysis. American Journal of Forensic Psychology.

Roesch, R., Zapf, P.A., Hart, S. D., & Connolly, D. A. (2014). Forensic Psychology and Law: A Canadian Perspective. Toronto: Wiley.

Connolly, D. A. & Gordon, H.M. (2014). Can order of general and specific memory prompts help children to recall an instance of a repeated event that was different from the others? Psychology, Crime, and Law, 20, 852-864.

Price, H. L. & Connolly, D. A. (2013). Suggestibility effects persist after one year in children who experienced a single or repeated event. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. 3, 89-94.

Fitzgerald, R., Price, H. L., & Connolly, D. A. (2012). Anxious and nonanxious children's face identification. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 26, 585-593.