Decision making in the forensic context
Including research on: the thought processes involved in malevolent creativity (Dee Anand and Aldert Vrij); understanding decision-making in security settings such as when attending to airport X-ray footage of CCTV (Anne Hillstrom, Gemma Graham and Gary Dalton); Investigative interviews with vulnerable witnesses and suspects (Ray Bull; Julie Cherryman; Gavin Oxburgh); Burglars' decision-making (Claire Nee); Jury decision-making (Lorraine Hope); Contextual influences on homicide (Adrian Needs); Stereotypes and prejudice (Lorraine Hope).
"Would you make a good burglar?" Dr Claire Nee undertakes research on the decision-making of residential burglars, both in terms of the way they pick their target properties and the patterns of exploration once inside the property. She is currently working on a project in which convicted burglars explore the interiors of real houses and simulated houses using laptops with a view to understanding their expertise.
Hillstrom, A, Scholey, H., Liversedge, S. and Benson, V. (2012) The effect of the first glimpse at a scene on eye movements during search. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.
Nee, Claire (2010) Research on residential burglary: ways of improving validity and participants’ recall when gathering data. In: Offenders on Offending: learning about crime from criminals. Willan Press, Devon.
Oxburgh, Gavin, Ost, James and Cherryman, Julie (2012) Police interviews with suspected child sex offenders: does question type, empathy, or interviewer training influence the amount of investigation relevant information obtained? Psychology, Crime and Law, 18 (3). pp. 259-273.
Waller, B., Hope, L., Burrowes, N.,& Morrison, E. (2011) Twelve (not so) angry men: managing conversational group size increases perceived contribution by decision makers. Group Processes Intergroup Relations, 14 (6). pp. 835-843.