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Jury Hub Conversation: Lee Curley, Dr Itiel Dror

Lee Curley and Dr Itiel Dror discuss the myths of expert infallibility, the nature and effect of biases, and how certain approaches can either mitigate bias - or amplify it.

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About Dr Itiel Dror

Dr Itiel Dror (Ph.D. Harvard) is a cognitive neuroscientist who is interested in the cognitive architecture that underpins expert decision making. Dror's research, published in over 150 research articles, cited over 11,000 times (source: Google Scholar), demonstrates human vulnerabilities in expert decision making. He has worked in a variety of domains, from policing and aviation to medical experts and bankers, showing that cognitive and human factors impact even hard working, dedicated and competent experts. In the forensic science domain, he has focused attention and highlighted how cognitive bias can impact a variety of forensic decisions. Dr. Dror has worked with and trained many agencies in various countries on how to minimize errors and enhance forensic decision making. More information is at:

Further reading

Dror,  I.  E. (2020). Cognitive and human factors in expert decision making: Six fallacies and the eight sources of bias. Analytical Chemistry, 92 (12), 7998–8004. DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.0c00704

Dror, I. E. & Kukucka, J. (2021). Linear Sequential Unmasking–Expanded (LSU-E): A general approach for improving decision making as well as minimizing noise and bias. Forensic Science International: Synergy, 3, 100161.  DOI: 10.1016/j.fsisyn.2021.100161
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