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?
As part of the launch programme for the School's new research centre, Dr Lee Curley discusses psychological research relevant to the Scottish court system, and Dr Gina Di Malta discusses research into the impacts of accommodating patient preferences in psychotherapy. Attend the whole launch programme or select the events that interest you. Full details of… Continue reading Opening Psychology Launch highlights 4 – Psychological insights into professional practices
Drs Lee Curley, James Munro, Lara Frumkin and Jim Turner from the School write about reforms to Scotland's legal system. Rape Crisis Scotland has once again called for the country’s not proven verdict to be scrapped, after new figures revealed that almost a quarter of all rape and attempted rape cases ended in acquittals under this verdict. In April,… Continue reading Reforming Scotland’s unique jury system: why we need to listen to lawyers
Drs James Munro, Lara Frumkin, Jim Turner and Lee Curley from the School are conducting research into how jurors in Scottish courtrooms make decisions. Would you like to participate in the study? Check the information and the link below. We are conducting a study into how individuals make decisions in Scottish courtrooms. As researchers we… Continue reading Become a research participant in a study of jurors’ decision-making
New research by academics in the School features in articles in The Times and The Scottish Legal News. Research by four of the School's academics, Drs Lee Curley, James Munro, Lara Frumkin and Jim Turner, is currently receiving high profile news coverage. The research surveyed Scottish lawyers to obtain their opinions on controversial features of… Continue reading School forensic research in the news