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Jurors are subject to all kinds of biases when it comes to deciding on a trial article icon

Society, Politics & Law

Jurors are subject to all kinds of biases when it comes to deciding on a trial

From CSI to Law and Order, Line of Duty and Midsomer Murders, there is huge public fascination with crime and the criminal justice system. But how much do jurors get it wrong?

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5 mins
CSI: Current research into the impact of bias on crime scene forensics is limited – but psychology can help article icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

CSI: Current research into the impact of bias on crime scene forensics is limited – but psychology can help

Recent research suggests that the reality of forensic analysis is that it can be subjective and fallible.

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5 mins
Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation external link icon

Health, Sports & Psychology

Forensic Psychology: Witness Investigation

Discover how psychology can help obtain evidence from eyewitnesses in police investigations and prevent miscarriages of justice.

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People make terrible eyewitnesses – but it turns out there’s an exception article icon

Society, Politics & Law

People make terrible eyewitnesses – but it turns out there’s an exception

People are often poor eyewitnesses. Psychologists have been demonstrating this in experiments for years, but the justice system in the UK has been slow to catch on.

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5 mins
Scotland’s ‘not proven’ verdict helps juries communicate their belief of guilt when lack of evidence fails to convict article icon

Society, Politics & Law

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5 mins
The Anglo-American jury system: is there another way? external link icon

Society, Politics & Law

The Anglo-American jury system: is there another way?

At HERC we publish blog articles covering a wide range of issues that broadly relate to harm, evidence, crime and justice. In keeping with the critical position of HERC, our aim is to highlight all sides of the debate and to facilitate a discussion so that all voices are heard on the issue.

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Proof and Truth external link icon

Society, Politics & Law

Proof and Truth

Discussion of new research findings regarding attitudes to the Scottish jury system and illustration of the value of interdisciplinary approaches to legal research.

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Informing reform: The views of legal professionals on the unique aspects of Scottish Law external link icon

Society, Politics & Law

Informing reform: The views of legal professionals on the unique aspects of Scottish Law

The current study is the first to investigate the views of Scottish legal professionals on the three-verdict system, 15-person jury and simple majority verdict system.

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In Dialogue with Dr Lee Curley about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event external link icon

Society, Politics & Law

In Dialogue with Dr Lee Curley about his Talk at the OPRC Launch Event

An empirical investigation into the utility of the not proven verdict

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Cognitive and human factors in legal layperson decision making: Sources of bias in juror decision making external link icon

Society, Politics & Law

Cognitive and human factors in legal layperson decision making: Sources of bias in juror decision making

Three main sources of bias were focussed upon: 1) pre-trial bias; 2) cognitive bias; 3) bias from external legal actors (expert witnesses).

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Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar? activity icon

Society, Politics & Law

Detecting Deception: Can you spot a liar?

Some money has been stolen - everyone denies taking it but some people are lying. Can you work out who is telling the truth and who is being dishonest? Find out in our interactive...

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20 mins
Insights into Policing and Racism in the UK – a collection video icon

Education & Development

Insights into Policing and Racism in the UK – a collection

This collection provides overview and historical context of (some of) the differences and similarities in policing in the USA and UK, particularly those related to race and systemic and institutional racism, and what’s being done about racism in the police.

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10 mins