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Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: A review and outlook

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Curley, L. J., Munro, J., Lages, M., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2020)
Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: A review and outlook. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 65(2354-360), https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14220
In recent years, a number of studies have demonstrated that forensic examiners can be biased by task-irrelevant contextual information. However, concerns relating to methodolo...

Health, Wellbeing, and Social Interaction: An International and Demographic Analysis of Perceived Life Changes and the Positives and Negatives of the COVID-19 Lockdown

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Murray, J., Dhami, M. K., McClatchey, K., Weiss-Cohen, L., & Ayton, P. (in press)
Health, Wellbeing, and Social Interaction: An International and Demographic Analysis of Perceived Life Changes and the Positives and Negatives of the COVID-19 Lockdown. Europe's journal of psychology,
Research suggests that people’s experiences of COVID-19 lockdowns have been detrimental to their lives and wellbeing. The current research compared the experiences and percept...

Applying decision making theory to clinical judgements in violence risk assessment

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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...

Influencing expert judgment: attributions of crime causality.

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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...

Faith in thy threshold

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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 ...

Verdict spotting: Investigating the effects of juror bias, evidence anchors, and verdict system in jurors

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Curley, L. J., Murray, J., MacLean, R., Munro, J., Lages, M., Frumkin, L. A., …Brown, D. (in press)
Verdict spotting: Investigating the effects of juror bias, evidence anchors, and verdict system in jurors. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2021.1904450
The Scottish verdict of not proven represents a second acquittal verdict which is not legally defined. Existing research into the influence of the not proven verdict on jury d...

The barriers and facilitators to routine outcome measurement by allied health professionals in practice: a systematic review

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Duncan, E. A., & Murray, J. (2012)
The barriers and facilitators to routine outcome measurement by allied health professionals in practice: a systematic review. BMC Health Services Research, 12(1), 96. https://doi.org/10.1186/1472-6963-12-96
Background: Allied Health Professionals today are required, more than ever before, to demonstrate their impact. However, despite at least 20 years of expectation, many service...

Decision science: a new hope

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Curley, L. J., Maclean, R., Murray, J., & Laybourn, P. (2019)
Decision science: a new hope. Psychological Reports, 122(6), 2417-2439. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294118797579
Decision science is an area of enquiry that crosses many disciplines, from psychology to economics, each with their own perspective of decision making. Traditionally, mathemat...

Quantile Probability Predictions: A Demonstrative Performance Analysis of Forecasts of US COVID-19 Deaths

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Thomson, M., Pollock, A., & Murray, J. (2021)
Quantile Probability Predictions: A Demonstrative Performance Analysis of Forecasts of US COVID-19 Deaths. Eurasian Journal of Business and Management, 9(2), 139-163. https://doi.org/10.15604/ejbm.2021.09.02.004
An analytical framework is presented for the evaluation of quantile probability forecasts. It is demonstrated using weekly quantile forecasts of changes in the number of US CO...

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

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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...