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Leif Strömwall


Leif Strömwall
Professor , Deputy Head
Deputy Head, responsible for research
+46 31 786 1665

Room number: 579
Postal Address: Box 500, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 41314 Göteborg

Department of Psychology (More Information)
Box 500
405 30 Göteborg

Visiting Address: Haraldsgatan 1 , 405 30 Göteborg

About Leif Strömwall


B.Sc in psychology 1996, Ph.D in psychology 2001. Associate professor 2007. Full-time member of faculty since 2008. Professor of psychology in 2014. Serves as the department's deputy head since 2013.


I teach at and am responsible and co-responsible for courses at basic, advanced and doctorate levels in Legal and Investigative Psychology. In addition, I teach research methods and statistics at all levels. I supervise students at all levels.

Research interests

My research interest is legal and investigative psychology in general, more specifically deception detection, credibility assessments, interrogation techniques, victim-blaming and eyewitness psychology.

See the research group Research unit for Criminal, Legal and Investigative Psychology (CLIP) for a closer description of my research activities.

Current research

At present, I am the prinicpal investigator for a three-year project studying social psychological reasons for victim blaming.

Latest publications

En modern brottmålsprocess anpassad även för stora mål: Några rättspsykologiska reflektioner
Pär-Anders Granhag, Leif Strömwall, Sara Landström
SOU 2017:7 Staffprocessens ramar och domstolens beslutsunderlag i brottmål – En bättre hantering av stora mål , Stockholm, Wolters Kluwers, Report chapter 2017
Report chapter

The Devil’s Advocate approach: An interview technique for assessing consistency among deceptive and truth-telling pairs of suspects
Haneen Deeb, Aldert Vrij, Lorraine Hope, Samantha Mann, Sharon Leal et al.
Legal and Criminological Psychology, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Professionals’ perception of meeting rape victims and handling cases of rape
Kerstin Adolfsson, Leif Strömwall, Sara Landström
59th Research Seminar, Nordiska samrådet för kriminologi (NSfK). Örenäs: 9-11 maj, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Professionals’ perceptions of handling cases of rape
Kerstin Adolfsson, Leif Strömwall, Sara Landström
The 13th meeting of the Nordic Network for research on Psychology and Law (NNPL). Katowice, Poland: 22-23 September, Conference contribution 2017
Conference contribution

Training police investigators to interview to detect false intentions
Tuule Sooniste, Pär-Anders Granhag, Leif Strömwall
Journal of Police and Criminal Psychology, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Police officers' use of evidence to elicit admissions in a fictitious criminal case
Serra Tekin, Pär-Anders Granhag, Leif Strömwall, Aldert Vrij
Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, Journal article 2017
Journal article

Discriminating between statements of true and false intent: The impact of repeated interviews and strategic questioning
Pär-Anders Granhag, Erik Mac Giolla, Tuule Sooniste, Leif Strömwall, Meiling Liu-Jönsson
Journal of Applied Security Research, Journal article 2016
Journal article

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From party to nightmare: Roles of victim and participant age and victim behavior on blame attributions in rape scenarios
Kerstin Adolfsson, Leif Strömwall
The 10th meeting of the Nordic Network for research on Psychology and Law (NNPL), Oslo, Norway, November 7-8, Conference contribution 2014
Conference contribution


Polisens förhör med misstänkta: Svensk utbildning i internationell belysning
Pär-Anders Granhag, Leif Strömwall, Sebastian Cancino Montecinos
Stockholm, Rikspolisstyrelsen, Report 2013

Victim Blame, Sexism and Just-World Beliefs: A Cross-Cultural Comparison
Sven H. Pedersen, Leif Strömwall
Psychiatry Psychology and Law, Journal article 2013
Journal article

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