Sexual Violence & Memory
We have been studying the impact of police procedures on the accuracy of rape victim statements. There is little to no guidance worldwide for how to interview sexual violence complainants, particularly if they were alcohol-intoxicated during the rape, which is quite common. We are particularly interested in the role of meta memory processes in the completeness and accuracy of rape complainant statements. We are developing models for how victims volunteer their testimony over the course of a police interview.
Flowe, H. D., & Maltby (2017). An experimental examination of alcohol consumption, alcohol expectancy, and self-blame on willingness to report a hypothetical rape. Aggressive Behavior. doi: 10.1002/ab.21745
Flowe, H. D., Colloff, M. F., Zelek, K., Humphries, J. E., & Takarangi, M. K. T. (2017). The effects of alcohol intoxication on accuracy and the confidence-accuracy relationship in photographic simultaneous lineups. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 31,379-391. doi: 10.1002/acp.3332
Smith, L., Wetton, J. H., Lall, G. K. M., Flowe, H. D., & Jobling, M. (2017). Forensic science and the right to access to justice: Testing the efficacy of self-examination intimate DNA swabs to enhance victim-centered responses to sexual violence in low-resource environments. Science and Justice, 57, 331-335. doi: 10.1016/j.scijus.2017.07.004
Monds, L., van Golde, C., Takarangi, M., Paterson, H., Flowe, H. D. (2017). Assessing the reliability of intoxicated witnesses. Australian Police Journal, 121-128.
Flowe, H., Carline, A., Takarangi, M., Humphries, J., French, S., & Prior, M. (2015). Sexual violence and complainant intoxication.Criminal Justice & Law Weekly, 179 (34), H., Carline, A., Takarangi, M., Humphries, J., French, S., & Prior, M. (2015). Sexual violence and complainant intoxication. Criminal Justice & Law Weekly, 179 (34).
Palmer, F., Flowe, H.D., Takarangi, M.K.T., Humphries, J.E. (2013). Intoxicated witnesses and suspects: An archival analysis of their involvement in criminal case processing. Law and Human Behavior, 37, 54-59. dog: 10.1037/lhb0000010
Flowe, H. D., Swords, E., & Rockey, J. C. (2012). Women's behavioural engagement with a masculine male: Evidence for the Cycle Shift Hypothesis. Evolution and Human Behavior 33, 285-290. doi: 10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2011.10.006
Flowe, H. D., Stewart, J. S., Sleath, E. R., & Palmer, F. (2011). Public house patrons’ engagement in hypothetical sexual assault: A test of alcohol myopia theory in a field setting. Aggressive Behavior, 37, 547-558. doi: 10.1002/ab.20410
Flowe, H. D., Shaw, S. E., Nye, E., & Jamel, J. (2009). Rape stereotyping and public delusion. British Journalism Review, 20, 21-25.
Shaw, S. E., Nye, E., Jamel, J., & Flowe, H. D. (2009). The print media and rape. The Psychologist, 22(10).
Flowe, H., Ebbesen, E., & Putcha-Bhagavatula, A. (2007). Rape shield laws and sexual behavior evidence: Effects of consent level and women's sexual history on rape allegations. Law and Human Behavior, 31, 159-175. doi: 10.1007/s10979-006-9050-z.
Green, C. R., Flowe-Valencia, H. D., Rosenblum, L., & Tait, A. R. (2001). The role of childhood and adulthood abuse among women presenting for chronic pain management. Clinical Journal of Pain, 17, 359-364.
Green, C. R, Flowe-Valencia, H. D., Rosenblum, L., & Tait, A. R. (1999). Do physical and sexual abuse differentially affect chronic pain states in women? Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 18, 420-426.
Flowe, H.D. (2016). Acute alcohol intoxication and remembering hypothetical sexual assault. Invited talk, Liverpool University, Psychology Department.
Flowe, H. D. (2017). Alcohol mediates the relationship between alcohol and reporting rape to the police. Paper presented at Integrating Research and Practice to Combat Violence and Interpersonal Aggression, Coventry University, Coventry, United Kingdom.
Flowe, H. D., Smith, L. E. (2018). Remembering rape: The effects of acute alcohol intoxication and alcohol expectancies on women’s memory for forensic information in rape scenarios. Invited talk, Research Society on Alcoholism, San Diego, CA, USA.
Flowe, H. D., Smith, L.E.. (2018). Remembering rape: A randomised controlled test of the effects of acute alcohol intoxication and alcohol expectancies on women’s memory. Invited talk, St Mary's SARC Annual Conference, Manchester, UK.
Flowe, H.D. (2016). How accurate is the information that women volunteer about a sexual assault if they were alcohol intoxicated during the crime? Invited talk, Southampton University, Psychology Department.
Flowe, H.D. (2015). Does acute alcohol intoxication during the encoding of a hypothetical sexual assault increase misinformation acceptance 7 days later? Invited talk, University of Swansea, Psychology Department.
Ryder, H. L., & Flowe, H. D. (2015). Detection of fitness-related stimuli over the menstrual cycle: Evidence for the rape-avoidance hypothesis. Paper presented at the 2015 annual BPS conference, The British Psychological Society, Liverpool ACC, Liverpool, England
Ryder, H. L., & Flowe, H. D. (2015). Detection of fitness-related stimuli over the menstrual cycle: Evidence for the rape-avoidance hypothesis. Paper presented at the ninth annual North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society (NEEPS), Suffolk University, Boston, MA.
Colloff, M. F. (2013, October). The police response to rape complaints in Northamptonshire: Attitudes and opinions of police officers and victim support workers. Report presented at Northamptonshire Force Headquarters, UK.
Flowe, H. D. (2014). Are women's memory reports for a traumatic event affected by alcohol intoxicaton during encoding? Invited talk, HaPPEN, University of Leicester, International Women's Day.
Ryder, H. L., & Flowe, H. D. (2014). Adaptive fertility-related physiological responses to attack. Paper presented at the eighth annual North Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, New York.
Takarangi, M. K. T., Flowe, H. D., & Humphries, J. E. (2013). The effects of alcohol on the development of intrusive memories for sexual assault. Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, Rotterdam, NE.
Flowe, H. D. (2011). Systematic Studies of Sexual Coercion Using the Participant Choice Method. Invited Talk, University of Surrey.
Flowe, H. D., & Cable, N. (2011). Alcohol and memory for sexual assault: Encoding failure depends on the emotional salience of the the to-be-remembered information. Sexual Violence Conference, Middlesex, UK.
Flowe, H. D. (2010). Systematic Studies of Sexual Coercion Using the Participant Choice Method: Estimating the Role of Situational and Individual Difference Factors. Invited Talk, Nottingham Trent University.
Flowe, H. D., & Shaw, S. E. (2010). A Systematic Study of Sexual Coercion: Estimating the Role of Situational and Individual Difference Factors. American Psychology and Law Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada.
Shaw, S. E. & Flowe, H. D. (2009). Is the propensity to commit rape against strangers and acquaintances affected by women’s dress, alcohol consumption and assertiveness? British Psychological Society, Division of Forensic Psychology Conference, Preston, UK.