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Informing Reform: Does the Not Proven Verdict Have a Place in a Modern Courtroom?

Scotland’s three-verdict system, which includes the unique verdict of not proven (an additional acquittal verdict), has been in the docks of public opinion again. The not proven verdict has been critiqued for potentially playing a role in the low conviction rate in rape trials. In this talk, Dr Lee John Curley evaluates the not proven… Continue reading Informing Reform: Does the Not Proven Verdict Have a Place in a Modern Courtroom?

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Re-Imagining Group Differences in Scientific Psychology

Psychology aims to be an inclusive science that represents people fairly. In this talk Professor Peter Hegarty describes content analysis and experimental research on visualization, explanation and hypothesis testing that informs that aim. He argues for a two-way process between shared cultural beliefs and psychologists’ written accounts of their reasoning about race, gender, sexuality and… Continue reading Re-Imagining Group Differences in Scientific Psychology