Talley Bettens

Talley Bettens

Graduate Research Assistant

Adolescent legal decision-making; Wrongful convictions; Police interrogations; School discipline

Talley Bettens is a third-year Ph.D. student working as a Graduate Research Assistant with Dr. Redlich in the MODLIS Lab. She received her M.S. in Psychological Science from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga with a focus on research at the intersection of psychology and law. She received her B.S. from Central Michigan University where she studied Psychology, Sociology, and Substance Abuse Prevention. Her research centers on the causes and consequences of wrongful convictions, focusing on juvenile legal decision-making. 

Selected Publications

Bettens, T. (2023, August 25). Confessions produce more guilty pleas than eyewitnesses. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/injustice-system/202308/confessions-produce-more-guilty-pleas-than-eyewitnesses

Bettens, T.,  & Redlich, A. D. The effects of confessions on misconduct and guilty pleas in exonerations: Implications for discovery policies. Criminology & Public Policy. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1111/1745-9133.12643

DiFava, R. J., Bettens, T., Wilford, M. M., & Redlich, A. D. (2023). Confession evidence results in more true and false guilty pleas than eyewitness evidence. Journal of Experimental Criminology. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-023-09577-7

Bettens, T., & Normile., C. (2023). Concerns and recommendations regarding the training of school administrators in interrogating students. Psychology, Crime & Law. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/1068316X.2023.2196424

Redlich, A. D., Catlin, M., & Bettens, T. (2023). Intent-to-treat in the “cheating” paradigm: A meta-analysis. Journal of Experimental Criminology. Advanced online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11292-023-09555-z

Bettens, T., & Warren, A. R. (2023). Juveniles and adults differ in their beliefs about cues to deception and strategies during a hypothetical police interview. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 37(1), 96-110. https://doi.org/10.1002/acp.4030

Catlin, M., Wilson, D. B., Redlich, A. D., Bettens, T., Meissner, C. A., Bhatt, S., & Brandon, S. (2023). PROTOCOL: Interview and interrogation methods and their effects on true and false confessions: An update and extension. Campbell Systematic Reviews, 19(1), 1-12. https://doi.org/10.1002/cl2.1314