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Clinical judgement in violence risk assessment

Journal Article
Murray, J., & Thomson, M. E. (2010)
Clinical judgement in violence risk assessment. Europe's journal of psychology, 6(1), 128-149. https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.v6i1.175
The present article discusses the three main approaches to violence risk assessment, clinical judgement, actuarial assessment, and structured clinical judgement, informing the...

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...

An Application of Attribution Theory to Clinical Judgment

Journal Article
Murray, J., & Thomson, M. E. (2008)
An Application of Attribution Theory to Clinical Judgment. Europe's journal of psychology, 5(3), (96-104). doi:10.5964/ejop.v5i3.257. ISSN 1841-0413
The current article presents an application of attribution theory to clinical judgment, with a focus on the theory’s application to clinical judgments of violence risk assessm...

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...

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...

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...

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.,...

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...

The influence of internal versus external attributions of crime causality: A comparison between experts, semi-experts and lay-people.

Conference Proceeding
Murray, J. & Thomson, M. E. (2009)
The influence of internal versus external attributions of crime causality: A comparison between experts, semi-experts and lay-people
The overarching aim of the present research was to investigate the possible effects of attribution on the decisions made by clinicians in comparison to those made by trainee p...

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...