Tara Burke, Ryerson University

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Associate Professor Toronto, Ontario tburke@torontomu.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 556519

Bio/Research

Dr. Burke is the Director of the Psychology and Law (PAL) Lab at Ryerson University, and the Undergraduate Program Director for the Department of Psychology. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Toronto. Her doctoral work examined the effects of pre-trial publicity on...

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Bio/Research

Dr. Burke is the Director of the Psychology and Law (PAL) Lab at Ryerson University, and the Undergraduate Program Director for the Department of Psychology. She received her PhD in Social Psychology from the University of Toronto. Her doctoral work examined the effects of pre-trial publicity on jurors’ verdicts.

Her current research explores issues related to jury processes, jury selection, the impact of pre-trial publicity on juror’s verdicts, the use of alibi evidence, and factors leading to wrongful convictions. In addition, she is a member of a SSHRC-funded Major Collaborative Research Grant (MCRI) exploring the role of technology in court (Cyberjustice).

In addition to her research, you will typically find her teaching Undergraduate and Graduate courses including Social Psychology, Psychology and Law, Professional Issues, and the Teaching Practicum.


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