We undertake research to assist criminal investigations using a behavioral science approach. We have recently carried out studies on interviewing of suspects and adult victims/witnesses, offender profiling, and hostage incidents.
We conduct behavioral scientific research on interviewing of suspects and adult victims/witnesses with consideration for the Japanese law system and culture. We empirically investigate interviewing techniques used by Japanese police officers, by administering self-reported questionnaire surveys to police officers, victims, and prisoners, and by conducting an experiment for the general public.
We conduct behavioral scientific research on serious crimes, including serial sexual assaults, serial arson cases, and random street homicide. With regard to these criminal offenses, we conduct studies to establish the ways of linking crimes and of identifying the offender's characteristics and residential locations.