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Loene Howes

Lecturer, Criminology

Room 406, Social Sciences Building, Sandy Bay Campus

+61 3 6226 2320 (phone)

+61 3 6226 2864 (fax)

Loene.Howes@utas.edu.au

Loene is a lecturer in Criminology in the School of Social Sciences. She is a researcher in the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies and the Institute for the Study of Social Change. Loene’s interdisciplinary research aims to contribute to improved social justice by enhancing the effectiveness of communication in the criminal justice process. Her current project explores how effectively police investigators work with interpreters in investigative interviews. Loene has previously explored the communication of expert evidence between forensic scientists and police, lawyers, and judges.

Biography

Loene was appointed as a lecturer in Criminology in 2015. Between 2012 and 2015, she was a tutor in the School of Medicine, Division of Psychology; a tutor and research assistant in the School of Social Sciences; and a research assistant at Charles Sturt University. Prior to joining UTAS in 2012, Loene was a languages teacher for 14 years. She taught mainly in coeducational high schools in NSW, and led several student study tours to Japan. Loene spent a short but influential period in remote Aboriginal community schools, before embarking on further study towards her current role.

Career summary

Qualifications

Degree

University

Awarded

PhD: Communication of expert evidence: What do forensic scientists say and what do police, lawyers, and judges hear?

University of Tasmania

2015

Graduate Certificate in Research

University of Tasmania

2015

Graduate Certificate in University Learning and Teaching

University of Tasmania

2016

Bachelor of Social Science (Psych)(Hons; 1st class)

Charles Sturt University

2011

Master of Teaching (Japanese and TESOL)

University of Sydney

1997

Master of Arts

University of Sydney

1994

Memberships

Professional practice

  • Australian and New Zealand Association of Psychiatry, Psychology and Law (ANZAPPL)
  • Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS)
  • Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology (ANZSOC)
  • International Association of Forensic Linguistics
  • International Communication Association
  • International Investigative Interviewing Research Group (iIIRG)

Administrative expertise

Loene has been the ANZAPPL assistant secretary since September 2015.

Teaching

Teaching responsibility

Loene currently coordinates the core units in Criminology:

  • Crime and Criminal Justice (HGA206/306)
  • Crime and Deviance (HGA259/359; previously titled Sociology of Deviance)

Loene contributes to teaching in:

  • Interdisciplinary Social Research (XBR212)
  • The Criminology and Sociology honours programme (HGA404/405 and HGA518)

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Research Themes

Loene’s research explores a range of topics including: rapport in police investigative interviews; interpreter-assisted interviews; communication of expert evidence to police lawyers and judges; readability of expert reports; learning and teaching in criminology; and policing and teaching careers. Loene’s research aligns with the UTAS theme of Culture, Creativity, and Society.

Fields of Research

  • Police Administration, Procedures and Practice (160205)
  • Criminology (160299)
  • Developmental Psychology and Ageing (170102)
  • Higher Education (130103)
  • Criminal Law and Procedure (180110)
  • Sociological Methodology and Research Methods (160807)
  • Legal Practice, Lawyering and the Legal Profession (180121)
  • Forensic Psychology (170104)
  • Correctional Theory, Offender Treatment and Rehabilitation (160202)

Research Objectives

  • Criminal Justice (940403)
  • Law, Politics and Community Services (949999)
  • Employment Patterns and Change (940501)
  • Law Enforcement (940404)
  • Legal Processes (940406)
  • Expanding Knowledge in Psychology and Cognitive Sciences (970117)
  • Expanding Knowledge through Studies of Human Society (970116)
  • Children's/Youth Services and Childcare (940105)
  • Pedagogy (930201)

Publications

Total publications

37

Journal Article

(19 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Goodman-Delahunty J, Howes L, 'High-stakes interviews and rapport development: practitioners' perceptions of interpreter impact', Policing and Society pp. 1-18. ISSN 1043-9463 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2017.1293051 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Howes LM, ''Sometimes I give up on the report and ring the scientist': Bridging the gap between what forensic scientists write and what police investigators read', Policing and Society, 27, (5) pp. 541-559. ISSN 1043-9463 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2015.1089870 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Web of Science - 2

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2017Howes LM, 'Critical thinking in criminology: critical reflections on learning and teaching', Teaching in Higher Education, 22, (8) pp. 891-907. ISSN 1356-2517 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/13562517.2017.1319810 [eCite] [Details]

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2017Howes LM, Kemp N, 'Discord in the Communication of Forensic Science: Can the Science of Language Help Foster Shared Understanding?', Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 36, (1) pp. 96-111. ISSN 0261-927X (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0261927X16663589 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 2

Co-authors: Kemp N

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2017Howes L, 'Developing the Methodology for an Applied, Interdisciplinary Research Project: Documenting the Journey Toward Philosophical Clarity', Journal of Mixed Methods Research, 11, (4) pp. 450-468. ISSN 1558-6898 (2017) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/1558689815622018 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 1

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2015Howes LM, 'Towards coherent co-presentation of expert evidence in criminal trials: Experiences of communication between forensic scientists and legal practitioners', Criminal Law Journal, 39, (5) pp. 252-271. ISSN 0314-1160 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 1

2015Howes LM, 'A step towards increased understanding by non-scientists of expert reports: Recommendations for readability', Australian Journal of Forensic Sciences, 47, (4) pp. 456-468. ISSN 0045-0618 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/00450618.2015.1004194 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 2Web of Science - 3

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2015Howes LM, 'The communication of forensic science in the criminal justice system: A review of theory and proposed directions for research', Science and Justice, 55, (2) pp. 145-154. ISSN 1355-0306 (2015) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.scijus.2014.11.002 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 3

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2015Howes LM, Goodman-Delahunty J, 'Teachers' career decisions: Perspectives on choosing teaching careers, and on staying or leaving', Issues in Educational Research, 25, (1) pp. 18-35. ISSN 1837-6290 (2015) [Refereed Article]

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Citations: Web of Science - 2

2014Goodman-Delahunty J, Howes LM, 'Social persuasion to develop rapport in high-stakes interviews: qualitative analyses of Asian-Pacific practices', Policing and Society: An International Journal of Research and Policy, 26 Article 3. ISSN 1043-9463 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/10439463.2014.942848 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 3Web of Science - 5

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2014Howes LM, 'Directed Content Analysis: Exploring the Readability of Forensic Scientists' Written Reports for Police, Lawyers and Judges', SAGE Research Methods Cases ISSN 1479-375X (2014) [Non Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.4135/978144627305014537442 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Howes LM, Goodman-Delahunty J, 'Predicting career stability and mobility: Embeddedness and boundarylessness', Journal of Career Development, 42, (3) pp. 244-259. ISSN 0894-8453 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0894845314548722 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Howes LM, Goodman-Delahunty J, 'Career decisions by Australian police officers: a cross-section of perspectives on entering, staying in and leaving policing careers', Police Practice and Research, 16, (6) pp. 453-468. ISSN 1561-4263 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/15614263.2014.951936 [eCite] [Details]

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2014Howes LM, Goodman-Delahunty J, 'Life Course Research Design: Exploring Career Change Experiences of Former School Teachers and Police Officers', Journal of Career Development, 4, (1) pp. 62-84. ISSN 0894-8453 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1177/0894845312474370 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 5Web of Science - 4

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2014Howes LM, Julian R, Kelty SF, Kemp N, Kirkbride KP, 'The readability of expert reports for non-scientist report-users: Reports of DNA analysis', Forensic Science International, 237 pp. 7-18. ISSN 0379-0738 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2014.01.007 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 6Web of Science - 7

Co-authors: Julian R; Kelty SF; Kemp N

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2014Howes LM, Kirkbride KP, Kelty SF, Julian R, Kemp N, 'The readability of expert reports for non-scientist report-users: Reports of forensic comparison of glass', Forensic Science International, 236 pp. 54-66. ISSN 0379-0738 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.12.031 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 9Web of Science - 10

Co-authors: Kelty SF; Julian R; Kemp N

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2014Howes LM, Martire KA, Kelty SF, 'Response to Recommendation 2 of the 2009 NAS Report Standards for Formatting and Reporting Expert Evaluative Opinions: Where Do We Stand?', Forensic Science Policy & Management, 5, (1-2) pp. 1-14. ISSN 1940-9044 (2014) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1080/19409044.2014.880973 [eCite] [Details]

Co-authors: Kelty SF

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2013Howes LM, Goodman-Delahunty J, 'A policing career: What drives a person to join, stay in, or leave policing?', Australian Police Journal, 67, (4) pp. 186-191. ISSN 0005-0024 (2013) [Professional, Non Refereed Article]

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2013Howes LM, Kirkbride KP, Kelty SF, Julian RD, Kemp NM, 'Forensic scientists' conclusions: How readable are they for non-scientist report-users?', Forensic Science International: An International Journal Dedicated to The Applications of Science to The Administration of Justice, 231, (1-3) pp. 102-112. ISSN 0379-0738 (2013) [Refereed Article]

DOI: 10.1016/j.forsciint.2013.04.026 [eCite] [Details]

Citations: Scopus - 12Web of Science - 11

Co-authors: Kelty SF; Julian RD; Kemp NM

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Chapter in Book

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Howes L, Bartkowiak-Theron I, Asquith NL, 'A Federation of Clutter: The bourgeoning language of vulnerability in Australian policing policies', Policing Encounters with Vulnerability, Palgrave Macmillan, N Asquith, I Bartkowiak-Theron and KA Roberts (ed), United Kingdom ISBN 978-3-319-51227-3 (2017) [Research Book Chapter]

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Co-authors: Bartkowiak-Theron I

Conference Publication

(14 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Howes L, 'Understanding police as an issue of social justice: How do investigators and interpreters perceive effective communication?', Crime and Justice in Asia and the Global South, 10-13 July 2017, Cairns, Australia (2017) [Conference Extract]

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2016Howes L, 'Interpreter-assisted police investigative interviews: Practitioners' experiences of effective communication', ANZAPPL 2016 CONGRESS, 24-26 November, 2016, Auckland, New Zealand (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Howes L, 'Communicating expert evidence: Lessons from forensic science', ANZAPPL 2016 CONGRESS, 24-26 November 2016, Auckland, New Zealand (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Howes L, Goodman-Delahunty J, 'High-Stakes Police Investigative Interviews and Intelligence Gathering Contexts: Practitioners' Perceptions of Interpreter Impact on Rapport Development', 29th Annual Australian and New Zealand Society of Criminology Conference, 29 November - 2 December, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Howes L, Kemp N, 'Can the science of language help to foster shared understanding of forensic science?', International Communication Association conference, 9-13 June, Fukuoka (2016) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kemp N

2016Howes LM, 'Critical Thinking in Criminology: Critical Reflections on Learning and Teaching', ANZSOC 2016, 29 November - 2 December, 2016, Hobart, Tasmania (2016) [Conference Extract]

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2016Howes L, 'Beyond expert opinion: inroads into effective communication about Forensic Science', ANZFSS 23rd International Symposium, 18-23 September, Auckland (2016) [Keynote Presentation]

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2015Howes LM, 'Okay you mean this do you? Oh - you mean that: Experiences of communication about forensic science in police investigations', EAFS 2015, 6-11 September 2015, Prague, Czech Republic (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Howes LM, 'Can forensic science ever be understood in the courtroom?', 5th International Conference on Evidence Law and Forensic Science (ICELFS), 20-23 July 2015, Adelaide (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2015Howes LM, 'Some of the lawyers don't ask the questions I think they're really meaning to: Experiences of communication about forensic science in criminal cases', ANZAPPL (ACT) / RANZCP Faculty of Forensic Psychiatry Conference, 25-28 November, 2015, Canberra (2015) [Conference Extract]

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2014Howes LM, 'The readability of expert reports for non-scientists: Can the reports of your laboratory be made more reader-friendly for the police, lawyers, and judges who use them?', 22nd Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, 31 August-4 September 2014, Adelaide (2014) [Conference Extract]

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2014Howes LM, Kelty SF, Julian RD, Kirkbride P, Kemp NM, 'The effectiveness of communication of expert opinion: Themes from interviews with police and scientists', 22nd Australian and New Zealand Forensic Science Society (ANZFSS) International Symposium on the Forensic Sciences, 31 August - 4 September 2014, Adelaide (2014) [Conference Extract]

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Co-authors: Kelty SF; Julian RD; Kemp NM

2013Howes LM, Goodman-Delahunty J, 'Career decisions by Australian police officers: Women's perspectives', 8th Australasian Women and Policing Conference, 25-28 August 2013, Adelaide (2013) [Conference Extract]

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2011Howes LM, Goodman-Delahunty J, 'Career decision-making among police officers and teachers: Prediction of career stability and mobility; and exploration of successful career change', ANZAPPL Conference on Crime and Punishment: The Rising Punitiveness, 17-19 November, 2011, Wellington, NZ (2011) [Conference Extract]

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Contract Report, Consultant's Report

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2014Kelty SF, Howes L, Bartkowiak-Theron IMF, Julian RD, 'Evaluation of the IAST Plus Project: Literature Review', Tasmanian Office For Children, Hobart, Tasmania (2014) [Contract Report]

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Co-authors: Kelty SF; Bartkowiak-Theron IMF; Julian RD

Thesis

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2015Howes L, 'Communicating Expert Opinion: What Do Forensic Scientists Say and What Do Police, Lawyers, and Judges Hear?' (2015) [PhD]

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Other Public Output

(1 outputs)
YearCitationAltmetrics
2017Bartkowiak-Theron IMF, Julian R, Winter R, Howes L, Kelty S, 'Evaluation of the IAST plus Project: Final Evaluation Report', UTAS Faculty of Arts and the Tasmanian Institute of Law Enforcement Studies, Australia (2017) [Government or Industry Research]

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Co-authors: Bartkowiak-Theron IMF; Julian R; Winter R; Kelty S

Grants & Funding

Funding Summary

Number of grants

3

Total funding

$62,715

Projects

Interpreter-assisted police investigative interviews: Practitioners' experiences of effective communication (2016)$12,100
Description
The project has two main purposes: (1) to obtain police investigators and interpreters perspectives on effective rapport development in interpreter-assisted investigative interviews; and (2) to scope out the issues and identify further research questions concerning interpreter-assisted investigative interviews.
Funding
University of Tasmania ($12,100)
Scheme
Grant-Research Enhancement (REGS)
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Howes L; Julian RD
Year
2016
18 to 25 yrs Motor Vehicle Offender Program Desktop Review and Research (2015)$16,270
Description
This project will develop a proposal and quotation to conduct a desk-top review of existing programs that may be suitable or adaptable for 18 - 25 year olds who commit motor vehicle related offences. In addition, the review will research and determine common principles on which to base an intervention model. On the basis of the review, the researchers will develop a recommended model for a best fit program for Tasmania.
Funding
Department of Justice Tasmania ($16,270)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Julian RD; Kelty SF; Howes L
Year
2015
Developing Leadership and Higher Level Cognitive Abilities in Forensic Personnel (2013)$34,345
Description
The project is specifically designed to address career progression from entry level fingerprint and crime scene examiners to the position of team leader and beyond.
Funding
Australian Federal Police ($34,345)
Scheme
Contract Research
Administered By
University of Tasmania
Research Team
Kelty SF; Julian RD; Howes L
Year
2013

Loene welcomes enquiries about higher degree research projects in the field of criminology. While her areas of research interest broadly involve language and communication, and/or global and interdisciplinary issues, Loene encourages interested applicants to contact her to discuss possible projects and options. She is happy to work as part of a supervisory panel, within or across discipline areas, to support candidates to achieve their goals.