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JURIDICA INTERNATIONAL. LAW REVIEW.
UNIVERSITY OF TARTU (1632)

Kask, Kristjan

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Articles in Juridica International

Articles in Juridica

  • An Analysis of Video-recorded Questionings of Minor Victims in Criminal Proceedings, Juridica Abstract, 2015, No. 6, pp. 427-434
  • Questioning Techniques. An Analysis of Minutes of Testimony Given by Minors under the Age of 14, Juridica Abstract, 2010, No. 2, pp. 120-125
  • Developmentally Appropriate Methods for Interviewing Children, Juridica Abstract, 2007, No. 4, pp. 229-238 

Personal data

  • Born: February 6th 1980, Vana-Antsla
  • E-mail: Kristjan.Kask@ut.ee

Education

  • PhD, University of Leicester, Forensic Psychology, 2008
  • MSc, Psychology, University of Tartu, 2005
  • BSc, Psychology, University of Tartu, 2002

Career

  • Researcher, Institute of Public Law, Faculty of Law, University of Tartu, 2010–2015
  • Part-time lecturer of Legal Psychology, Nord University, 2008–2010
  • Clinical Psychologist, Tartu University Hospital, Psychiatry Clinic, 2004–2005
  • School sychologist and career counsellor, Tartu Vocational Education Centre, Department of Career Planning, 2002-2004

Main areas of research

  • Person descriptions and eyewitness testimony, Face recognition and identification procedures, Investigative interviewing of victims and witnesses

Grants and projects

  • Research project on minor witnesses’ current situation in Estonia (founded by EU Social Fund) with Ministry of Justice, 2009

Professional activity and membership

  • Nordic Network of Research on Psychology and Law (NNPL), member of executive committee (2005); organiser of the 6th NNPL conference in Tallinn October 9-10 2009
  • Member, Estonian Psychologists’ Union, 2006-current
  • Member, European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), 2008-current
  • Member, International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG), 2008
  • Member, American Psychology-Law Society (AP-LS), 2009
  • Member, Estonian Association of Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, 2009

Presentations

  • K. Kask. Dynamics in Using Different Question Types in Estonian Police Interviews of Children. Paper presented in the 3rd Conference of The International Investigative Interviewing Research Group in Stavern, Norway, June 2010.
  • K. Kask. The Effects of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy on Criminal Offenders. Paper presented in the 20th anniversary conference of Estonian Association of Cognitive Behavioural Therapists in Tartu, Estonia, May 2010.
  • K. Rundu, K. Kask. The Effect of Patriotism on Different Race Face Recognition. Paper presented in the 6th meeting of the Nordic Network for Research on Psychology and Law in Tallinn, Estonia, October, 2009.
  • K. Kask. The Effects of Multiple Choices on the Accuracy and Response Latency in Multi-ethnicity Face Recognition. Paper presented in the 19th Conference of The European Association of Psychology and Law in Sorrento, Italy, September 2009.
  • K. Kask. East Meets West: Accuracy and Response Latency in Estonian and British Young Adults’ Multi-ethnicity Face Recognition. Paper presented in the 5th meeting of the Nordic Network for Research on Psychology and Law in Copenhagen, Denmark, October 2008.
  • K. Kask. The effects of different presentation methods on multi-ethnicity face recognition. Paper presented in the 18th Conference of The European Association of Psychology and Law in Maastricht, Netherlands, July 2008.
  • K. Kask. Estonian investigators’ questioning styles with child witnesses. Paper presented in the 4th meeting of the Nordic Network for research on Psychology and Law in Reykjavik, Iceland, October 2007.
  • K. Kask. Estonian children’s and young adults’ face recognition ability. Paper presented in the 3rd International Congress of Psychology and Law in Adelaide, Australia, July 2007.
  • K. Kask. A meta-analysis of children identification studies. Paper presented in the 3rd International Congress of Psychology and Law in Adelaide, Australia, July 2007.
  • K. Kask. Kaks sammu sissepoole, kaks sammu väljapoole: Efektiivsed (ja ebaefektiivsed) meetodid laste küsitlemisel (Effective and Ineffective Questioning Methods with Children]. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of Union of Estonian Psychologists in Tartu, Estonia, October 2006.
  • K. Kask. Estonian Children's and Young Adults´ Face Recognition Ability. Paper presented in the 3rd meeting of the Nordic Network for Research on Psychology and Law in Turku, Finland, October 2006.
  • K. Kask. Verbal Ability and Children's Person Descriptions. Paper presented at the conference of Language, Psychology and the Law in Leicester, UK, July 2006.
  • K. Kask. The Effect of a Standard to Assist Children's and Adult's Person Descriptions. Paper presented at the 16th Conference of The European Association of Psychology and Law in Liverpool, UK, June 2006.
  • K. Kask. The Effect of a Standard to Adults´ Person Descriptions. Paper presented at the University of Leicester Annual Psychology Postgraduate Conference, Leicester, UK, May 2006.
  • K. Kask. The Effect of a Standard to Children´s Person Descriptions. Paper presented at the 2nd meeting of the Nordic Network for Research on Psychology and Law in Kristianstad, Sweden, 2005.

Hobbies and community work

  • Bicycling, japanese animation

Teaching practice

  • Introduction to Psychology (General course in Estonian; 1st year bachelor students), 6 ECTS
  • Forensic Psychology (Elective course in Estonian; 2nd year bachelor students), 3 ECTS
  • Investigative Psychology (Elective course in Estonian; 2nd year bachelor students), 3 ECTS

Publications

  • K. Kask. Dynamics in Using Different Question Types in Estonian Police Interviews of Children. Applied Cognitive Psychology (in press).
  • K. Kask, R. Bull. From Person Descriptions to Interviewing Methods: What can be Done to Improve Child Witnesses’ Testimonies? Trames, 2009, 13(2), pp. 95-108.
  • K. Kask, R. Bull. The Effects of Different Presentation Methods on Multi-ethnicity Face Recognition. Psychology, Crime, and Law, 2009, 15(1), pp. 73-89.
  • K. Kask. How to Improve Children’s Person Descriptions? P.A.Granhag and L.A.Strömwall (Eds.) Children’s Testimony: Grooming, Disclosure, Memory and Blame. Proceedings of the First joint Nordic PhD Course in Legal and Investigative Psychology, 2008.
  • K. Kask, R. Bull., I. Heinla, G. Davies. The Effect of a Standard to Improve Person Descriptions by Children. Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, 2007, 22, pp. 77-83.
  • K. Kask, R. Bull, G. Davies. Trying to Improve Young Adults´ Person Descriptions. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law, 2006, 13, pp. 174-181.
  • K. Kask, R. Bull. Trying to Improve Children's and Adults’ Person Descriptions: The Effect of a Standard. 16th Conference of The European Association of Psychology and Law in Liverpool, UK: Conference Proceedings, 2006.

 Languages

  • Estonian (Native)
  • English (Fluent)
  • Russian (Beginner)
  • Finnish (Beginner)


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