Dr Bianca Klettke

STAFF PROFILE

Position

Lecturer

Faculty

Faculty of Health

Department

School of Psychology

Campus

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Qualifications

Doctor of Philosophy, University of Memphis, 2004
Graduate Certificate of Higher Education, Deakin University, 2007

Contact

Biography

Dr Bianca Klettke is a psycho-legal researcher with a focus on investigating factors impacting on sexual violence. Her research utilises cognitive variables, including cutting-edge technologies, such as eye-tracking, to investigate perceptions of victims, evidence, legal decision-making, expert-testimony and sexting. Her aim is to inform legal bodies and policy makers about how to minimise sexual violence and how to improve victims' experiences in the legal system.

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Research interests

Dr Klettke's research focuses on the interface between psychology and the law, including:

Child sexual abuse
Adult sexual abuse
Judicial and jury decision making
Sexting
Family violence
 

Affiliations

APS - Full Member

American Psychology and Law Society

Teaching interests

HPS 206 - Psychology in the Criminal Justice System

Knowledge areas

Adult and child sexual abuse

Sexual violence on the internet (incl sexting)

Legal and jury decision-making

Conferences

Klettke, B. (2010). Jury decision-making strategies in child sexual abuse cases. Paper presented at the The Eighth Annual Australasian Jury Conference; New Directions in Jury Reform, Research and Policy, Melbourne, Australia. Klettke, B. & Simonis, S. (2010). Community perceptions of older child victims of child sexual abuse in comparison to adult rape victims The perceptions and treatment of mature minors as quasi-adults. Paper presented at the 27th International Congress of Applied Psychology, Melbourne, Australia. Small, C. & Klettke, B. (2009). Knowledge and misconceptions of younger and older children in child sexual assault cases. Paper presented at Advancing Forensic Psychology Conference, Melbourne, Australia. Klettke, B. (2008). Expert Witnesses in child sexual assault cases - Do jurors make the same decisions as juries? Paper presented at ANZAPPL 2008, Risks vs Rights, Sydney. Klettke, B., Raftopoulos, R., Small, C. (2008). What does the Australian public know about child sexual assault? Paper presented at ANZAPPL 2008, Risks vs Rights, Sydney. Klettke, B., & Raftopoulos, R. (2007). Knowledge and perceptions of child sexual abuse in the Australian pubic. Poster presented at the Fifth Annual Jury Research and Practice Conference, Sydney, Australia. Klettke, B. (July 2007). Expert testimony in child sexual abuse cases: do jurors make the same decisions as juries? Paper presented at the 3rd International Congress of Psychology and Law, Adelaide, Australia. Klettke, B. & Wolff, P. (July 2006). Differences in the representation of physical and social causation. Poster presented at The 28th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Vancouver, Canada.

Awards

University of Memphis Research Forum 2004, 1st place

University of Memphis Research Forum 2002, 1st place in Social Sciences

Director's Award 1997, The University of Memphis Honors Department

Interdisciplinary Liberal Arts Honors & Undergraduate Research Scholar 1997

Publications

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2016

Perceptions of credibility of sexual abuse victims across generations

Dr Bianca Klettke, Mr David Hallford, Prof David Mellor

(2016), Vol. 44, pp. 91-97, International journal of law and psychiatry, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, C1

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2015

Jurors' consideration of inadmissible evidence: A motivational explanation

Diane Sivasubramaniam, Dr Bianca Klettke, Prof Jonathan Clough, Regina Schuller, Kristie Oleyar

(2015), Vol. 24, pp. 154-171, Journal of judicial administration, North Ryde, N.S.W., C1

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2014

Sexting prevalence and correlates: a systematic literature review

Dr Bianca Klettke, Mr David Hallford, Prof David Mellor

(2014), Vol. 34, pp. 44-53, Clinical psychology review, Oxford, England, C1

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Mock jury attitudes towards credibility, age, and guilt in a fictional child sexual assault scenario

Ms Samantha Tabak, Dr Bianca Klettke

(2014), Vol. 66, pp. 47-55, Australian journal of psychology, Chichester, England, C1

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The influence of medical and behavioral evidence on conviction rates in cases of child sexual abuse

Dr Tiffany Lewis, Dr Bianca Klettke, Prof Andrew Day

(2014), Vol. 23, pp. 431-441, Journal of child sexual abuse, Abingdon, Eng., C1

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Sentencing in child sexual assault cases: factors influencing judicial decision-making

Dr Tiffany Lewis, Dr Bianca Klettke, Prof Andrew Day

(2014), Vol. 20, pp. 281-295, Journal of sexual aggression, London, Eng., C1

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2013

Simulated jury decision making in online focus groups

Ms Samantha Tabak, Dr Bianca Klettke, A/Prof Tess Knight

(2013), Vol. 3, pp. 102-113, Qualitative research journal, United Kingdom, C1

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2012

At what age can females consent to sexual activity? A survey of jury-eligible Australians

Dr Bianca Klettke, Prof David Mellor

(2012), Vol. 19, pp. 198-208, Psychiatry, psychology and law, London, England, C1

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Medical evidence in child sexual assault cases

Dr Tiffany Lewis, Dr Bianca Klettke

(2012), Vol. 2, pp. 140-152, Journal of criminal psychology, Bingley, England, C1

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2011

The effects of evidence, coherence and credentials on jury decision-making in child sexual abuse trials

Dr Bianca Klettke, Prof Martine Powell

(2011), Vol. 18, pp. 263-269, Psychiatry, psychology and law, Abingdon, England, C1

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Attitudes regarding the perceived culpability of adolescent and adult victims of sexual assault

Dr Bianca Klettke, Sophie Simonis

(2011), Vol. 26, pp. 7-12, Aware, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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Care-time arrangements after the 2006 reforms : implications for children and their parents

Ruth Weston, Lixia Qu, Mr Matthew Gray, Rae Kaspiew, Lawrie Moloney, Ms Kelly Hand, Michael Alexander, Jennifer Baxter, Catherine Caruana, Chelsea Cornell, Julie Deblaquiere, John De Maio, Jessica Fullarton, Kirsten Hancock, Dr Bianca Klettke, Jodie Lodge, Shaun Lohoar, Jennifer Renda, Grace Soriano, Robert Stainsby, Danielle Wisniak

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 19-32, Family matters, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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The AIFS evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms : a summary

Rae Kaspiew, Mr Matthew Gray, Ruth Weston, Lawrie Moloney, Ms Kelly Hand, Lixia Qu, Michael Alexander, Jennifer Baxter, Catherine Caruana, Chelsea Cornell, Julie Deblaquiere, John De Maio, Jessica Fullarton, Kirsten Hancock, Dr Bianca Klettke, Jodie Lodge, Shaun Lohoar, Jennifer Renda, Grace Soriano, Robert Stainsby, Danielle Wisniak

(2011), Vol. 11, pp. 8-18, Family matters, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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2010

Family violence : key findings from the evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms

Rae Kaspiew, Mr Matthew Gray, Ruth Weston, Lawrie Moloney, Ms Kelly Hand, Lixia Qu, Michael Alexander, Jennifer Baxter, Catherine Caruana, Chelsea Cornell, Julie Deblaquiere, John De Maio, Jessica Fullarton, Kirsten Hancock, Dr Bianca Klettke, Jodie Lodge, Shaun Lohoar, Jennifer Renda, Grace Soriano, Robert Stainsby, Danielle Wisniak

(2010), Vol. 85, pp. 38-48, Family matters, Melbourne, Vic., C1

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The Australian Institute of Family Studies' evaluation of the 2006 family law reforms : key findings

Rae Kaspiew, Mr Matthew Gray, Ruth Weston, Lawrie Moloney, Ms Kelly Hand, Lixia Qu, Michael Alexander, Jennifer Baxter, Catherine Caruana, Chelsea Cornell, Julie Deblaquiere, John De Maio, Jessica Fullarton, Kirsten Hancock, Dr Bianca Klettke, Jodie Lodge, Shaun Lohoar, Jennifer Renda, Grace Soriano, Robert Stainsby, Danielle Wisniak

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 1-24, Australian journal of family law, Chatswood, N.S.W., C1

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Force creation and possible causers across languages

Phillip Wolff, Ga-hyun Jeon, Dr Bianca Klettke, Yu Li

(2010), pp. 93-110, Words and the mind : how words capture human experience, New York, NY, B1

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Expert testimony in child sexual abuse cases : the effects of evidence, coherence and credentials on juror decision making

Dr Bianca Klettke, Arthur Graesser, Prof Martine Powell

(2010), Vol. 24, pp. 481-494, Applied cognitive psychology, Chichester, England, C1

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2009

A transpersonal contribution to the philosophical debate concerning causality

Dr Adam Rock, Dr Bianca Klettke

(2009), Vol. 13, pp. 69-76, Transpersonal Psychology Review, Leicester, England, C1

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2005

Expressing causation in english and other languages

Phillip Wolff, Dr Bianca Klettke, Tatyana Ventura, Grace Song

(2005), pp. 29-48, Categorization inside and outside the laborartory, Washington, D.C., B1

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2003

Differences in how english and german speakers talk and reason about CAUSE

Dr Bianca Klettke, Phillip Wolff

(2003), pp. 675-680, Proceedings of the Twenty-Fifth Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, Mahwah, N.J., E1-1

conference
2002

Perceived characteristics and pedagogical efficacy of animated conversational agents

Kristen N. Moreno, Dr Bianca Klettke, Kiran Nibbaragandla, Arthur Graesser

(2002), pp. 963-971, Intelligent tutoring systems : 6th International Conference, ITS 2002, Biarritz, France and San Sebastian, Spain, June 2-7, 2002 : proceedings, Berlin, Germany, E1-1

conference

How does the mind construct and represent stories?

Arthur Graesser, Brent Olde, Dr Bianca Klettke

(2002), pp. 229-262, Narrative impact: social and cognitive foundations, Mahwah, N.J., B1-1

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2001

Agency, plot, and a structural affect theory of literary story comprehension

Arthur Graesser, Dr Bianca Klettke

(2001), pp. 57-70, Psychology and sociology of literature, ¿msterdam, Nertherlands, B1-1

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