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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....

Are consistent juror decisions related to fast and frugal decision making? Investigating the relationship between juror consistency, decision speed and cue utilisation

Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Murray, J., MacLean, R., & Laybourn, P. (2017)
Are consistent juror decisions related to fast and frugal decision making? Investigating the relationship between juror consistency, decision speed and cue utilisation. Medicine, Science and the Law, 57(4), 211-219. https://doi.org/10.1177/0025802417733354
To establish whether more consistent/accurate juror decision making is related to faster decision making processes which use fewer cues, i.e. fast and frugal heuristic process...

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...

Applying decision making theory to clinical judgements in violence risk assessment

Journal Article
Murray, J., & Thomson, M. E. (2010)
Applying decision making theory to clinical judgements in violence risk assessment. Europe's journal of psychology, 6(2), 150-171. https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v6i2.189
A considerable proportion of research in the field of violence risk assessment has focused on the accuracy of clinical judgements of offender dangerousness. This has largely b...

Faith in thy threshold

Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Murray, J., MacLean, R., Laybourn, P., & Brown, D. (2018)
Faith in thy threshold. Medicine, Science and the Law, (002580241879106). ISSN 0025-8024
The current study focussed on the decision making processes of jurors. The study investigated how jurors make a decision, if they integrated information within their decision ...

The role of images on illness behaviour: Interdisciplinary theory, evidence, and ideas

Journal Article
Williams, B., & Murray, J. (2021)
The role of images on illness behaviour: Interdisciplinary theory, evidence, and ideas. Psychological Reports, 124(6), 2453-2475. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294120945602
If illness behaviour is to be fully understood, the social and behavioural sciences must work together to understand the wider forms in which illness is experienced and commun...

The bastard verdict and its influence on jurors

Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Maclean, R., Murray, J., Laybourn, P., & Brown, D. (2019)
The bastard verdict and its influence on jurors. Medicine, Science and the Law, 59(1), 26-35. https://doi.org/10.1177/0025802418811740
The Scottish Legal system is a unique jurisdiction as jurors are able to give Not Proven verdicts in addition to the well-known Anglo-American verdicts (Guilty and Not Guilty)...

Visual-spatial-motor integration in a cross-section of primary-aged children: implications for assessing risk of Dyslexia

Conference Proceeding
Piotrowska, B., Willis, A., MacLean, R., Murray, J., & Kerridge, J. (2015)
Visual-spatial-motor integration in a cross-section of primary-aged children: implications for assessing risk of Dyslexia. In Proceedings European Conference on Visual Perception ECVP 2015
Dyslexia is a common condition characterized by difficulties with reading and writing despite adequate intelligence, education and motivation. Many individuals with dyslexia a...

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...

Vulnerability assessment across the frontline of law enforcement and public health: a systematic review

Journal Article
Enang, I., Murray, J., Dougall, N., Aston, E., Wooff, A., Heyman, I., & Grandison, G. (2022)
Vulnerability assessment across the frontline of law enforcement and public health: a systematic review. Policing and Society, 32(4), 540-559. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2021.1927025
Assessing vulnerability is an international priority area across law enforcement and public health (LEPH). Most contacts with frontline law enforcement professions now relate ...
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Exploring judgement and decision making “noise” in arboricultural risk assessment: What information do people use when making risk judgements, how does this influence decisions, and is this consistent...

2022 - 2023
Aim: To explore the effect of “noise” on judgements that underpin tree risk assessment and how these affect decisions, to inform the development of a holistic tree risk assessment tool/measure/guideli...
Funder: Arboricultural Association | Value: £2,500

Naloxone in Police Scotland - a Pilot Evaluation

2022 - 2022
This study will be a mixed methods process evaluation of a test of change (pilot project) for the carriage, and use, of intra-nasal spray Naloxone by Police Scotland officers. The evaluation will foc...
Funder: Scottish Government | Value: £80,769

Law enforcement and public health: Assessing risk and vulnerability

2017 - 2018
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.
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £7,986

An examination of the assessment of vulnerability for suicide for those who have experienced intimate partner violence: A cross-cultural comparison between Hong Kong and Scotland.

2018 - 2022
The aim of this research is to examine policing, health professionals’ and victims’ understandings of the assessment of vulnerability for suicide in IPV victims, incorporating a cross-cultural compari...
Funder: Scottish Institute for Policing Research | Value: £81,928

Curriculum for Excellence - School visit

2013 - 2015
Funder: Advance HE
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The Unresolved Battles: A Qualitative study exploring the lived experiences of UK military veterans incarcerated in Scottish prisons

2016 - date
In 2014, the Veterans' Transition Review anticipated that 22,5301 m...
Jacqueline Rappoport | Director of Studies: Dr Mandy Winterton | Second Supervisor: Dr Christine Haddow

Developing a clinically meaningful and feasible suicide risk assessment measure for use in Emergency Departments

2014 - 2018
My PhD project aims to explore suicide risk assessment practices in emergency settings. ...
Dr Kirstie McClatchey | Director of Studies: Dr Jennifer Murray | Second Supervisor: Dr Zoe Chouliara

Investigating the performance and underlying mechanisms of a novel screening measure for developmental dyslexia: implications for early identification

2013 - 2018
This PhD focuses on the sensorimotor theory of dev...
Dr Barbara Piotrowska | Director of Studies: Dr Jennifer Murray | Second Supervisor: Dr Rory MacLean

Measuring and defining compassionate care; development of the validity, reliability and feasibility of the 'Key Indicators of Compassionate Care' for people with lived experience of drug addiction

2017 - date
Nicole Walsh | Director of Studies: Dr Stephen Smith | Second Supervisor: Dr Jennifer Murray

An exploration of the experience of caring for a baby, child, or young person (BCYP) from the South Asian community with a life limiting condition, living within Central Scotland.

2020 - date
Dr Fariel Rahman | Director of Studies: Dr Cari Malcolm | Second Supervisor: Prof Nicola Ring

Developing a compassionate support service for bereaved parents. A qualitative Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis (IPA) inquiry into parents’ experience of late miscarriage.

2021 - date
Francesca Giannatiempo | Director of Studies: Prof Caroline Hollins-Martin | Second Supervisor: Dr Jenny Patterson

Developing a Meaningful Framework for Change to Improve Mental Health and Wellbeing for Police Officers

2019 - date
Thomas Peyton-Lander | Director of Studies: Dr Jennifer Murray | Second Supervisor: Prof Nadine Dougall

Understanding factors associated with use of the 'Mental Health Pathway'

2021 - date
Susan Rinaldi | Director of Studies: Prof Nadine Dougall | Second Supervisor: Prof Inga Heyman

An examination of the assessment of vulnerability for suicide for those who have experienced intimate partner violence: A cross-cultural comparison between Hong Kong and Scotland

2018 - date
Pamela Jane Ritchie | Director of Studies: Dr Jennifer Murray | Second Supervisor: Dr Elizabeth Aston

Life interrupted: An interpretative phenomenological analysis of young people and their family/significant other living with malignant melanoma

2015 - 2020
Wendy McInally | Director of Studies: Dr Richard Kyle | Second Supervisor: Dr Zoe Chouliara

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