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Dr Klettke is a Lecturer in the School of Psychology. She teaches at undergraduate and postgraduate level and is actively engaged in research and supervision.
HPS 206 - Psychology in the Criminal Justice System
Dr Klettke's research focuses on the interface between psychology and the law, including:
• Child sexual abuse
• Expert testimony
• Legal decision making
• Jury and judicial behaviour
• Scientific evidence and causal inferences
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
APS - Full Member
American Psychology and Law Society
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.