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Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white?

Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Munro, J., Lages, M., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2020)
Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white?. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 65(2), 668-670. https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14273
Author's response to "Commentary on: Curley LJ, Munro J, Lages M, MacLean R, Murray J. Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: a review and outlook. J Forensic Sci doi...

Suicide Risk Assessment in the Emergency Department: An Investigation of Current Practice in Scotland

Journal Article
McClatchey, K., Murray, J., Chouliara, Z., Rowat, A., & Hauge, S. R. (2019)
Suicide Risk Assessment in the Emergency Department: An Investigation of Current Practice in Scotland. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 73(4), https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13342
Background Suicide is a global public health issue. Approximately one third of individuals who complete suicide have attended an emergency department in the year preceding the...

Threshold point utilisation in juror decision-making

Journal Article
Curley, L. J., MacLean, R., Murray, J., Pollock, A. C., & Laybourn, P. (2019)
Threshold point utilisation in juror decision-making. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 26(1), 110-128. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2018.1485520
The current research aimed to identify whether a model of juror decision making (i.e. the threshold model) that encompasses both rational and intuitive decision making exists....

Heuristics: The good, the bad, and the biased. What value can bias have for decision makers?

Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Murray, J. & MacLean, R. (2017)
Heuristics: The good, the bad, and the biased. What value can bias have for decision makers?. the Quarterly. , 41-44. ISSN 1746-6016
This discussion paper will look at heuristics (rule of thumb techniques for decision making), (Tversky & Kahneman, 1974) and their potential value. Typically, heuristics have ...

The relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and eyewitness recognition

Journal Article
Curley, L., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2017)
The relationship between the Big 5 personality traits and eyewitness recognition. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 13(2), (57-72
The aim of the current research was to identify which, if any, personality traits are related to recognition in an eyewitness task. A correlational design was used with the c...

Male Youth Perceptions of Violent Extremism: towards a Test of Rational Choice Theory

Journal Article
Dhami, M. K., & Murray, J. (2017)
Male Youth Perceptions of Violent Extremism: towards a Test of Rational Choice Theory. The Spanish journal of psychology, 19(E51), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1017/sjp.2016.49
Understanding how people perceive the pros and cons of risky behaviors such as terrorism or violent extremism represents a first step in developing research testing rational c...

Investigating the Influence of Causal Attributions on Both the Worksheet and Checklist Versions of the HCR-20

Journal Article
Murray, J., Charles, K. E., Cooke, D. J., & Thomson, M. E. (2014)
Investigating the Influence of Causal Attributions on Both the Worksheet and Checklist Versions of the HCR-20. International Journal of Forensic Mental Health, 13(1), 8-17. https://doi.org/10.1080/14999013.2014.890978
Attribution theories suggest that when assessing an individual's actions, judgments are made about the cause of these behaviours and often these judgments focus on internal or...

Applying the revenge system to the criminal justice system and jury decision-making

Journal Article
Roberts, S. C., & Murray, J. (2013)
Applying the revenge system to the criminal justice system and jury decision-making. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 36(01), 34-35. https://doi.org/10.1017/s0140525x12000581
McCullough et al. propose an evolved cognitive revenge system which imposes retaliatory costs on aggressors. They distinguish between this and other forms of punishment (e.g.,...

Influencing expert judgment: attributions of crime causality.

Journal Article
Murray, J., Thomson, M. E., Cooke, D. J., & Charles, K. E. (2011)
Influencing expert judgment: attributions of crime causality. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 16, 126-143. https://doi.org/10.1348/135532510X490183
Purpose: The present research aimed to investigate the effects of attribution on expert clinical judgment in comparison to semi-experts and lay-people. Two research questions...

Investigating the relationship between justice-vengeance motivations and punitive sentencing recommendations: Justice-vengeance motivations

Journal Article
Murray, J., Thomson, M. E., Cooke, D. J., & Charles, K. E. (2013)
Investigating the relationship between justice-vengeance motivations and punitive sentencing recommendations: Justice-vengeance motivations. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 18(1), 1-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.2044-8333.2011.02021.x
Purpose. The present research investigated the relationship between underlying justice and vengeance motivations and sentencing recommendations made by expert clinicians, semi...