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Michel Funicelli is a Lecturer in Police Studies at Teesside University. He holds a BA in History from université de Montréal, a BA (maj in Psychology) from Thompson Rivers University, a MA and PhD in Experimental Psychology from Concordia University (Canada), and a Graduate Certificate in Learning & Teaching in HE from Charles Sturt University (NSW, Australia).

Michel is a retired police officer from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) with over three decades of operational service in various investigative fields such as patrol, major crime, riot squad, close protection of VIPs, federal offences (drug and anti-smuggling enforcement), and organised crime, as well as being a supervisor of mixed teams made up of police investigators and civilian personnel. He has vast policing experience in the investigation of a wide spectrum of crimes against property, against the person, and organised crime at the domestic and international level.

On retirement from the RCMP, Michel joined Charles Sturt University as a Lecturer in Policing. His research interests are in the areas of memory detection through brainwave analysis, detection of deception, investigative interviewing, psychopathy, and violent extremism.


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