False Confessions Experts

I. Bruce Frumkin, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Bruce Frumkin is board-certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology, one of approximately 300 in the USA. He is a nationally-recognized expert in the area of competency to waive Miranda rights, psychological vulnerabilities related to false or coerced confessions, and interrogations in the criminal context. He has conducted approximately 700 disputed confession-related evaluations and has testified in court more than 150 times on these issues. He has authored and coauthored a number of publications pertaining to rights’ waivers, confessions, and intellectual disability. His vita containing a listing of his publications can be accessed at www.forensicclinicalpsychology.com. He has published research examining large forensic samples of defendants undergoing confession-related evaluations in the United States and comparing those results to data sets from the Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scale (GSS) and the Instruments for Understanding and Appreciating Miranda Rights (IUAMR).

Dr. Frumkin earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Washington University in St. Louis. He is the Director of Forensic and Clinical Psychology Associates, P.A., with offices in Miami and Chicago. He has served on the Florida Evaluator Training Project, helped develop the forensic program at South Florida Evaluation and Treatment Center (a state-forensic hospital), and has presented at a number of regional, national and international conferences to psychology and legal communities.

Dr. Frumkin has held a number of positions including President to the Florida Psychological Association, Council member to the American Psychological Association, Forensic Psychology Chair and Member at Large for Division 42 (Psychologists in Independent Practice), Division 41 (American Psychology-Law Society) Liaison to APA’s Committee for the Advancement of Professional Practice (CAPP), and Commissioner for the Commission for the Recognition of Specialities and Proficiencies in Professional Practice (CRSPPP). He has also been on the planning committee for the annual Life and Liberty in the Balance conference organized by the National Legal Aid and Defender Association. In addition to the areas described above, Dr. Frumkin’s specializations also include the evaluation of malingering and deception, intellectual disability, sex abuse and civil commitment of sexually violent predators, competency to stand trial, insanity, multicultural assessment, and aggravation and mitigation factors in death penalty litigation.