FIU’s Department of Psychology Professor Nadja Schreiber Compo was recently invited to present her research teams work on Alcohol and Witness Memory as part of the Drug-facilitated crime in the 21st century workshop at the International Association of Forensic Toxicologists Conference.
Professor Compo was invited to present her research as part of her involvement with the Society of Forensic Toxicologists (SOFT). The Society of Forensic Toxicologists, Inc. is a not‐for-profit professional organization composed of practicing forensic toxicologists and those interested in the discipline for the purpose of promoting and developing forensic toxicology.
During the talk, Professor Compo summarized the research on alcohol’s effect on basic cognitive processes and the extent to which this body of work translates to alcohol’s effect on eyewitness memory. She presented her lab and other labs’ line of research on alcohol’s effect on witnesses’ memory for faces and events, and concluded with evidence-based recommendations for real world investigators collecting evidence from intoxicated witnesses and victims.