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Legal Psychology at Åbo Akademi

LEPÅ is an expert network within the field of legal psychology.

Julia Korkman

Julia Korkman

PhD (Åbo Akademi University), Adjunct professor (title of docent, Helsinki University)

Adjunct professor Julia Korkman (PhD) is together with Jan Antfolk heading the research group in legal psychology; LePÅ. Dr Korkman is particularly interested in investigative interviewing and memory within the legal context. Her current research includes investigative interviewing, interviewing and decision making in asylum processes, prevalence, disclosure and risk factors of child abuse, willingness to file police reports among sexual crime victims, eyewitness identifications, and evidence-based assessments of child abuse allegations. She delivers expert training in legal psychology to professionals in the legal system, police, social and health care personnel, asylum officials and interpreters.

Dr Korkman has served as an expert witness in a number of important legal cases in Finland and Sweden and is a frequent lecturer for the Finnish police and legal professionals. She is also responsible for the first national, interdisciplinary Specialisation course in Forensic Psychology.

Since October 2020, Julia is the President-elect of the EAPL. She is also a board member of the Nordic Network for Research in Psychology and Law and a member of several other international research groups as well as national expert groups. In 2012 Julia Korkman was awarded the Academic Excellence Award by the iIIRG (International Investigative Interviewing Research Group). Furthermore, Dr Korkman is a nominated expert of Valvira, the national supervisory authority for welfare and health and a board member and vice chair of Save the Children, Finland.

Since January 2022, Dr Korkman is appointed Senior Programme Officer at HEUNI, The European Institute for Crime Prevention and Control, affiliated with the United Nations.

Julia Korkman on ResearchGate