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Jury Decision-Making: What’s the Story? article icon

Society, Politics & Law

Jury Decision-Making: What’s the Story?

What is the 'story model' theory - and how can it be applied to understanding jury decision making?

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Tackling juror trauma and stress article icon

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Tackling juror trauma and stress

What is the impact of jury duty? How can we tackle the trauma and support jurors?

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Are you a super recogniser? activity icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Are you a super recogniser?

Police super-recognisers have an above average ability to recognise faces and have identified a large number of criminals via CCTV footage. Do you possess the skill? Try our quiz to find out. 

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Decision Making Theory and its Implications for Policing external link icon

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Decision Making Theory and its Implications for Policing

Detectives are unique decision makers, who have to search for information, weigh information and make an appropriate decision. It is important, therefore, that the decision making processes of detectives are studied.

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Heuristics: The good, the bad, and the biased. What value can bias have for decision makers? external link icon

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Heuristics: The good, the bad, and the biased. What value can bias have for decision makers?

This discussion paper will look at heuristics (rule of thumb techniques for decision making), and their potential value.

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The Relationship between the Big 5 Personality Traits and Eyewitness Recognition external link icon

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The Relationship between the Big 5 Personality Traits and Eyewitness Recognition

The aim of the current research was to identify which, if any, personality traits are related to recognition in an eyewitness task.

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The bastard verdict and its influence on jurors external link icon

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The bastard verdict and its influence on jurors

The main aim of this study was to investigate if jurors violate the regularity principle, which is commonly incorporated in many rational choice models, by testing if the introduction of the not proven verdict has an impact on the outcomes given by jurors.

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An inconvenient truth: More rigorous and ecologically valid research is needed to properly understand cognitive bias in forensic decisions external link icon

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An inconvenient truth: More rigorous and ecologically valid research is needed to properly understand cognitive bias in forensic decisions

Assessing the prevalence, impact and type of cognitive bias on decision making in different parts of the justice system should be prioritised to ensure continued trust in the system.

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Author response: No need for throwing stones – Wherever you live… external link icon

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Author response: No need for throwing stones – Wherever you live…

We welcome a constructive debate on the merits of rigorous and ecologically valid research on cognitive bias in forensic decisions.

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Verdict spotting: investigating the effects of juror bias, evidence anchors and verdict system in jurors external link icon

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

The main aim of the current study was to investigate the influence of verdict systems (two vs three) on juror decision making.

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Proven and not proven: A potential alternative to the current Scottish verdict system external link icon

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Proven and not proven: A potential alternative to the current Scottish verdict system

The aim of the current study was to test the effects of a Scottish verdict system on verdicts given, when compared to alternative verdict systems.

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How juror bias can be tackled to ensure fairer trials article icon

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How juror bias can be tackled to ensure fairer trials

Juror decision-making - how individual jurors evaluate information and examines their pre-trial biases and the cognitive mechanisms behind the verdicts they reach.

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