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Professor Hartwig Wins “Early Career Award” From European Association of Psychology & Law

New York, NY, July 24, 2008 –  Maria Hartwig, Assistant Professor of Psychology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, was recently named the 2008 Winner of the  Early Career Award by the European Association of Psychology and the Law (EAPL). The award is presented annually to a young researcher for their academic scholarship.

According to EAPL, Professor Hartwig was recognized for “her excellent track-record in peer-reviewed papers in international journals and chapters … and for being an inspiring example showing how a young researcher from a small place can find her way to a top position in the international arena.”

“This honor not only acknowledges Professor Hartwig’s achievements but also reaffirms the international stature of John Jay’s faculty and their research,” said Maureen O’Connor, Chair of the Department of Psychology at John Jay College.

“I feel incredibly honored to receive this award. I was surprised to be chosen from a group of such amazing researchers. My ambition is to continue building upon my career here at John Jay with the help of the stellar faculty and students,” said Professor Hartwig.

Professor Hartwig received her PhD in psychology from Göteborg University in her native Sweden.  She is currently involved in research projects on the use of evidence as a tool to detect true and false statements during interviews with suspects and on police officers’ interview techniques with battered women.

The European Association of Psychology and Law (EAPL), launched in 1990 at Nuremberg, was formally founded in 1992 at Oxford. The aim of EAPL is to promote and develop research that fosters improvements in legal procedures, teaching, and practice in the field of psychology and law within Europe and toward an international cooperation.


About John Jay College of Criminal Justice: An international leader in educating for justice, John Jay College of Criminal Justice of The City University of New York offers a rich liberal arts and professional studies curriculum to upwards of 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students from more than 135 nations.  In teaching, scholarship and research, the College approaches justice as an applied art and science in service to society and as an ongoing conversation about fundamental human desires for fairness, equality and the rule of law. For more information, visit