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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

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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 ...

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
This discussion paper will look at heuristics (rule of thumb techniques for decision making), (Tversky & Kahneman, 1974) and their potential value. Typically, heuristics have ...

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

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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.,...

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

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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...

Co-creation of five key research priorities across Law Enforcement and Public Health: A methodological example

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Murray, J., Heyman, I., Dougall, N., Wooff, A., Aston, E., & Enang, I. (2021)
Co-creation of five key research priorities across Law Enforcement and Public Health: A methodological example. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12664
Introduction Law enforcement professions now assume more responsibility for tackling mental health issues alongside public health colleagues than ever before. The term ‘vulner...

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...

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

Journal Article
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...

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...

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...