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Eric Rassin (1969) is Endowed Professor of Legal Psychology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and the School of Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Prof. mr. dr. Rassin studied law and mental health sciences. He obtained his PhD degree at the University of Maastricht (2000) for a thesis on thought suppression. Previously he worked at Maastricht University. Besides his part time appointment at the EUR, he acts as an expert witness for various Criminal Courts in the Netherlands.

His research interests include legal decision making (confirmation bias, tunnel vision, indecisiveness, negative evidence, and logical thinking), lie detection, interview and interrogation. Rassin has written over one hundred publications, including articles in international peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, and books.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

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