Lehman RobRobert J. Lehmann is one to watch. Robert is currently completing his PhD at the Institute of Forensic PsychiatryCharité University, Berlin, Germany  focusing on crime scene analysis for the prediction of sexual recidivism (amongst many other pursuits) under the supervision of Klaus Peter Dahle (Charité University, Germany) and Alasdair Goodwill (Ryerson University, Canada). Robert has also studied under (and published with) two of the top forensic and criminal investigative researchers in the world, Karl Hanson (Public Safety Canada) and  Laurence Alison (University of Liverpool) testifying to his research pedigree.

Not even out of his PhD yet, Robert has already published numerous peer-reviewed papers in top journals, a number of book chapters and a handful of presentations at international conferences.  His recent publication in Law and Human Behavior investigating the utilisation of a behavioural thematic approach (BTA) to crime scene analysis (CSA) to enhance actuarial risk assessment measure (e.g., Static-99) is one of the first of its kind (download the Pre-Publication Manuscript (PPM) version here or mail to contact@criminvestresearch.com for a reprint of the article and/or others listed herein). Robert has also applied similar methodology to study sexual recidivism in child molesters and acquaintance rapists, one of which is currently in press.

Lehmann, R. J. B., Goodwill, A.M., Hanson, R. K, & Dahle, K.-P. (2013). Identifying an offender’s propensities based on crime scene behavior in a sample of child molesters. Criminal Justice and Behavior.

We aren’t the only ones that think Robert’s work is worthy of praise – he recently won the prestigious Graduate Research Award of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA) for his work with Karl Hanson and Kelly Babchishin at Public Safety Canada and colleagues at Charité Universitätsmedizin, Berlin on the following paper:

Lehmann, R. J. B., Hanson, R. K., Babchishin, K. M., Gallasch-Nemitz, F., Biedermann, J., & Dahle, K.-P. (2013). Interpreting Multiple Risk Scales for Sex Offenders. Psychological Assessment. doi:10.1037/a0033098

Robert is also a member of several international organisations for the study of (sexual) offenders and criminal investigative psychology:

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs) Fachgruppe für Rechtspsychologie (Psychology & Law)
  • European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL)
  • International Academy of Investigative Psychology (IAIP)
  • Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA)

Follow Robert’s research and publications on Research Gate here

For contact and correspondence: ROBERT J. B. LEHMANN Institute of Forensic Psychiatry, Charité University, Berlin 13437 Berlin Germany tel +49 – 30 – 84451441 email: r.lehmann@charite.de