Professor / Undergraduate Supervisor
|Degrees:||Ph.D. (Psychology), University of Nebraska-Lincoln; M.L.S. (Master’s of Legal Studies), University of Nebraska Lincoln College of Law; M.A. (Psychology), University of Nebraska-Lincoln; B.A.Hon. (Psychology), University of Regina|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 2421|
- Discrimination in the law
- Legal decision-making
- The influence of race, gender, and other extralegal information on juror decision-making
- The Not Criminally Responsible by Reason of Mental Disorder (NCRMD) defence – effects of education, attitudes toward mental illness, and punishment orientation on jurors’ decisions
Dr. Maeder became a faculty member of the Institute of Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2008. She is also cross-appointed in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Law and Legal Studies. Dr. Maeder studies the role of psychology in the law and legal decision-making, particularly with respect to juries. Her current research projects include studying the effects of extralegal information (e.g., race and racialization, gender, and pre-existing attitudes) on juror and jury decision-making, legal decision-making in NCRMD trials, and lay conceptions of punishment. She is the director of the Legal Decision-Making Lab at Carleton, and her work has been funded by SSHRC (Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada) and APLS (American Psychology-Law Society).
Ewanation, L., Maeder, E.M., & Yamamoto, S. (in press). Mock juror decision-making in a self-defence trial involving police use of force. Canadian Journal of Behavioural Science.
Maeder, E.M., & McManus, L. (2022). Mosaic or melting pot?: Race and juror decision-making in Canada and the United States. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 37, 991-1012.
Ewanation, L., & Maeder, E.M. (2021). The interactive effects of race and expert testimony on jurors’ perceptions of recanted confessions. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 699077.
Yamamoto, S., & Maeder, E.M. (2021). What’s in the box?: Punishment and insanity in the Canadian jury deliberation room. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 2442.
Maeder, E.M., Yamamoto, S., & McLaughlin, K. (2020). The influence of defendant race and mental disorder type on mock juror decision-making in insanity defence trials. International Journal of Psychiatry and Law, 68, 101536.
Maeder, E.M., & Yamamoto, S. (2019). Social Identity Theory in the Canadian courtroom: Effects of juror and defendant race. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 61, 24-44.
Yamamoto, S., Maeder, E.M., Mossiere, A., & Brown, D. (2019). The influence of defendant body size and defendant gender on mock juror decision-making. Cogent Psychology, 6, 1674091.
Yamamoto, S., & Maeder, E.M. (2019). Creating and validating a measure of punishment orientation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 45, 1283-1294.
Maeder, E.M., & Yamamoto, S. (2019). Investigating race salience, defendant race, and victim race on juror decision-making in Canada. Justice Quarterly, 36 (5), 929-953.
Maeder, E.M., & Ewanation, L. (2018). What makes race salient?: Juror decision-making in same-race vs. cross-race identification scenarios and the influence of expert testimony. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 45(8), 1234-1251.
Ewanation, L., & Maeder, E.M. (2018). The influence of eyewitness intoxication, eyewitness race, and defendant race on mock juror decision-making. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 60, 505-536.
Mossiere, A., Maeder, E.M., & Pica, E. (2018). Racial composition of couples in battered spouse syndrome cases: A look at juror perceptions and decisions. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 33(18), 2867-2890.
Maeder, E.M., Yamamoto, S., & McManus, L.A. (2018). Methodology matters: Comparing sample types and data collection methods in a juror decision-making study on the influence of defendant race. Psychology, Crime, and Law, 24, 687-702.
McManus, L., Maeder, E.M., & Yamamoto, S. (2018). The role of defendant race and racially charged media in Canadian mock juror decision making. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 60(2), 266-295.
Maeder, E.M., McManus, L., Yamamoto, S., & McLaughlin, K. (2018). A test of gender-crime congruency on mock juror decision-making. Cogent Psychology, 5(1), 1461543.
Yamamoto, S., Fenwick, K., & Maeder, E.M. (2017). Criminal responsibility in Canada: Mental illness stigma education and the insanity defense. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 16(4), 313-335. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/14999013.2017.1391357
Yamamoto, S., & Maeder, E.M. (2017). A case of culture: Defendant gender and juror decision-making. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 32(20), 3090-3110. doi:10.1177/0886260515596976
Yamamoto, S., & Maeder, E.M. (2017). Defendant and juror race in a necessity case: An ultimate attribution error. Journal of Ethnicity and Criminal Justice, 15(3), 270-284.
Maeder, E.M., & Yamamoto, S. (2017). Attributions in the courtroom: The influence of race, incentive, and witness type on jurors’ perceptions of secondary confessions. Psychology, Crime, & Law, 23, 361-375.
Ewanation, L., Yamamoto, S., Monnink, J., & Maeder, E.M. (2017). Perceived realism and the CSI Effect. Cogent Social Sciences, 3(1), 1294446.
Maeder, E.M., Ewanation, L., & Monnink, J. (2017). Jurors’ perceptions of evidence: DNA vs. eyewitness testimony. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 32, 33-42.