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Manager, The Cyber Academy
Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology
Skelton, F., Frowd, C., Hancock, P., Jones, H., Jones, B., Fodarella, C., …Logan, K. (in press). Constructing identifiable composite faces: the importance of cognitive alignment of interview and construction procedure. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied,
We investigated the impact of congruency between the witness interview and method used to construct a composite face. Experiment 1, using a typical feature-by-feature composi...
Connell, C., McKay, E. A., Furtado, V., & Singh, S. P. (2019). People with severe problematic personality traits and offending histories: What influences occupational participation?. European Psychiatry, European Psychiatry, 14-19. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.eurpsy.2019.05.002
Background: Occupational participation is important for personality disordered offenders (PDOs) because
it is integral to health and desistance from offending. What influences...
Valashjardi, A., & Charles, K. (2019). Voicing the Victims of Narcissistic Partners: A Qualitative Analysis of Responses to Narcissistic Injury and Self-esteem Regulation. SAGE Open, 9(2), https://doi.org/10.1177/2158244019846693
Addressing an under-researched aspect of narcissism, this study investigated subclinical ‘grandiose’ and ‘vulnerable’ narcissism within the context of domestic violence. Comm...
The proposed research will explore victims’ experiences of miscarriages of justice. It will investigate the narratives that individuals who have been wrongfully imprisoned have to share about their li...
Scottish Institute for Policing Research
Formal evaluation of Evolutionary facial comoposite systems for SPA and police Scotland. Project will evaluate the efficacy of two systems for specialist operator use. Evaluation will determine pot...
The aim of the project is to conduct a systematic review and host round-table discussions to explore the use of police discretion when making decisions in relation to individuals' vulnerability.
Associate Professor in Decision Science
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), e13342. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13342
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...
Brown, C., Portch, E., Skelton, F. C., Fodarella, C., Kuivaniemi-Smith, H., Herold, K., …Frowd, C. D. (in press). The impact of external facial features on the construction of facial composites. Ergonomics, 62(4), 575-592. https://doi.org/10.1080/00140139.2018.1556816
Witnesses may construct a composite face of a perpetrator using a computerised interface. Police practitioners guide witnesses through this unusual process, the goal being to ...
Curley, L. J., MacLean, R., Murray, J., Pollock, A. C., & Laybourn, P. (in press). 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 m...
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 ...
Marsh, J. E., Patel, K., Labonté, K., Battersby, K. L., Frowd, C. D., Ball, L. J., …Vachon, F. (2017). Chatting in the face of the eyewitness: the impact of extraneous cell-phone conversation on memory for a perpetrator. Canadian Journal of Experimental Psychology, 71(3), 183-190. https://doi.org/10.1037/cep0000101
Cell-phone conversation is ubiquitous within public spaces. The current study investigates whether ignored cell-phone conversation impairs eyewitness memory for a perpetrator....
Yates, P. (2017). 'Siblings as better together': Social worker decision-making in cases involving sibling sexual behaviour. British Journal of Social Work, bcx018(1), 176-194. https://doi.org/10.1093/bjsw/bcx018
Sibling abuse is arguably the most prevalent form of family violence (Meyers, 2014), with sibling sexual abuse more common than parental sexual abuse (Krienert and Walsh, 2011...
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...
Dhami, M. K., & Murray, J. (2016). Male Youth Perceptions of Violent Extremism: towards a Test of Rational Choice Theory. The Spanish journal of psychology, 19(E51), (1-10). doi:10.1017/sjp.2016.49. ISSN 1988-2904
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...
Yates, P. (2017). Sibling sexual abuse: why don't we talk about it?. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 26(15-16), 2482-2494. https://doi.org/10.1111/jocn.13531
Aims and objectives
To explore two hypotheses for explaining why there is little written about sibling sexual abuse and to raise awareness of the subject in order better to pr...
Murray, J., Charles, K. E., Cooke, D. J., & Thomson, M. E. (2013). 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). doi:10.1080/14999013.2014.890978. ISSN 1499-9013
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...
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). doi:10.1017/s0140525x12000581. ISSN 0140-525X
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.,...
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...
My PhD compared the decision making processes and outcomes of jurors in a three-verdict system (where jurors can give a guilty, a not guil...
Edinburgh Napier University (Sighthill Campus)
30 April 2019
6 February 2019
The Stand's New Town Theatre (Venue 7), Studio
16 August 2018
The Banshee Labyrinth, Niddrie Street, Edinburgh, EL1 1LG
18 July 2018
Anatomy Lecture Theatre, Summerhall, Edinburgh
4 April 2018