Nicholas Scurich

University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology

Professor of Psychological Science and Criminology, Law and Society

4312 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway

Irvine, CA 92697

United States

SCHOLARLY PAPERS

36

DOWNLOADS
Rank 14,492

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 14,492

in Total Papers Downloads

6,344

SSRN CITATIONS
Rank 19,542

SSRN RANKINGS

Top 19,542

in Total Papers Citations

42

CROSSREF CITATIONS

25

Scholarly Papers (36)

1.

Impact of Risk Assessment on Judges’ Fairness in Sentencing Relatively Poor Defendants

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2019-02
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 15 Jan 2019 Last Revised: 03 Jan 2020
Jennifer L. Skeem, Nicholas Scurich and John Monahan
University of California, Berkeley, University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and University of Virginia School of Law
Downloads 768 (61,254)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Loading...

risk, sentencing, fairness, judicial intuition

2.

The Dark Figure of Sexual Recidivism

UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-09
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 04 Feb 2019
Nicholas Scurich and Richard S. John
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and University of Southern California
Downloads 611 (81,930)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Loading...

3.

Lay Judgments of Judicial Decision-Making

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Forthcoming, USC Legal Studies Research Paper No. 11-17
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 20 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 31 Jul 2011
Dan Simon and Nicholas Scurich
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 568 (89,887)

Abstract:

Loading...

4.

Judging Firearms Evidence

Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series No. 2023-10
Number of pages: 76 Posted: 19 Jan 2023 Last Revised: 14 Apr 2023
Brandon L. Garrett, Eric Tucker and Nicholas Scurich
Duke University School of Law, Duke University School of Law and University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 328 (170,280)

Abstract:

Loading...

Firearms, tool marks, Daubert, Frye, scientific evidence, reliability, error rates

5.

Intellectual Disability, The Death Penalty, and Jurors

Jurimetrics, Vol. 58, 2018, Forthcoming, UC Hastings Research Paper No. 286, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-45
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 05 Jun 2018 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2018
Emily V. Shaw, Nicholas Scurich and David L. Faigman
University of California, Irvine, School of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, Students, University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and UC Law, San Francisco
Downloads 266 (211,638)

Abstract:

Loading...

6.

Criminal Justice Policy Preferences: Blackstone Ratios and the Veil of Ignorance

Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 26, p. 23, 2015
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 13 Mar 2015
Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 243 (231,409)

Abstract:

Loading...

7.

The Threatening Nature of 'Rap' Music

Psychology, Public Policy and Law 22:280-292, 2016.
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 29 Aug 2016 Last Revised: 23 Mar 2020
Adam Dunbar, Charis E. Kubrin and Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine, University of California, Irvine and University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 231 (243,046)
Citation 2

Abstract:

Loading...

stereotypes, decision making, evidence, criminal law, rap music

8.

The Normative Threshold for Psychiatric Civil Commitment

Jurimetrics, Vol. 50, 2010
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Jan 2011 Last Revised: 20 Jan 2011
Nicholas Scurich and Richard S. John
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and University of Southern California
Downloads 226 (248,243)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

9.

How Cross-Examination on Subjectivity and Bias Affects Jurors’ Evaluations of Forensic Science Evidence

Number of pages: 38 Posted: 05 Feb 2019
William C. Thompson and Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 206 (270,677)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

10.

Life Without Parole for Juvenile Offenders: Public Sentiments

Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 2017, Vol. 23, No. 1, 96-104
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 03 Nov 2016 Last Revised: 21 Mar 2017
Jennifer Gongola, Daniel A. Krauss and Nicholas Scurich
PIMCO, Claremont McKenna College - Department of Psychology and University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 198 (280,539)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Juvenile Justice; Incarceration; Juvenile Offending; Life in Prison

11.

Psychological Barriers to the Detection of Child Sexual Abuse

The Oxford Handbook of Psychology and Law, D. DeMatteo & K. Scherr, editors, OUP, forthcoming 2021, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2021-11
Number of pages: 22 Posted: 16 Feb 2021
Nicholas Scurich and Park Dietz
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Downloads 193 (287,098)

Abstract:

Loading...

12.

Jurors’ Presumption of Innocence

Journal of Legal Studies, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-30
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 02 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2018
Nicholas Scurich and Richard S. John
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and University of Southern California
Downloads 189 (292,656)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

presumption of innocence, Bayes’ Theorem, jury decision making

13.

Judicial Overstating

Published in Special Symposium: The Supreme Court and the American Public. 88 Chicago-Kent Law Review, 411 (2013)., USC CLASS Research Papers Series No. CLASS14-28, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 14-36
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 15 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 21 Aug 2014
Dan Simon and Nicholas Scurich
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 184 (299,577)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Judicial decision making, Judicial opinions, Rhetoric, Coherence effect

14.

Public's Views of Risk Assessment Algorithms and Pretrial Decision Making

Psychology, Public Policy and Law, 2019, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2019-59
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 01 Nov 2019
Nicholas Scurich and Daniel A. Krauss
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and Claremont McKenna College - Department of Psychology
Downloads 178 (308,601)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Criminal Justice Reform, Risk Assessment, Algorithms, Decision Making, Bail

15.

When Does Absence of Evidence Constitute Evidence of Absence?

Forensic Science International, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-56
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Sep 2018
William C. Thompson and Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society and University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 173 (316,475)

Abstract:

Loading...

Forensic science, trace evidence, inference, Bayesian, Popper, likelihood ratio

16.

(Mis)use of Scientific Measurements in Forensic Science

Forensic Science International: Synergy, 2020, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2020-64
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 25 Oct 2020
Itiel Dror and Nicholas Scurich
University College London (UCL) and University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 171 (319,627)

Abstract:

Loading...

Error Rates, Daubert, Forensic Science, Inconclusive Decisions, Expert Decision Making

17.

Capital Jurors in an Era of Death Penalty Decline

Yale Law Journal Forum, Vol. 126, p. 417, 2017, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-31, Duke Law School Public Law & Legal Theory Series
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 24 Jul 2018
Brandon L. Garrett, Daniel A. Krauss and Nicholas Scurich
Duke University School of Law, Claremont McKenna College - Department of Psychology and University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 165 (329,636)

Abstract:

Loading...

Death Penalty, Jurors, Death Sentencing, Life without Parole, Public Opinion

18.

Risk Assessment of Child Pornography-Exclusive Offenders

Law and Human Behavior, Vol. 47, No. 4, 2023, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2023-31
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 16 Aug 2023 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2023
Nicholas Scurich and Daniel A. Krauss
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and Claremont McKenna College - Department of Psychology
Downloads 151 (355,112)

Abstract:

Loading...

risk assessment, child pornography, recidivism, child sexual exploitation material, CPORT

19.

The Effect of Adjusted Actuarial Risk Assessment on Mock-Jurors’ Decisions in a Sexual Predator Commitment Proceeding

Jurimetrics, Vol. 53, No. 3, 2013
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 08 Nov 2013
Nicholas Scurich and Daniel A. Krauss
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and Claremont McKenna College - Department of Psychology
Downloads 115 (438,283)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

20.

Innumeracy and Unpacking: Bridging the Nomothetic/Idiographic Divide in Violence Risk Assessment

Law and Human Behavior, 2012, Vol. 36, No. 6, 548–554, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2012-04
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 Jan 2012 Last Revised: 14 Jan 2013
Nicholas Scurich, John Monahan and Richard S. John
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology, University of Virginia School of Law and University of Southern California
Downloads 112 (446,960)

Abstract:

Loading...

actuarial risk assessment, decision making, numeracy

21.

Impact of Gruesome Photographic Evidence on Legal Decisions: A Meta-Analysis

Number of pages: 40 Posted: 23 Feb 2018
University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior, University of California, Irvine - Department of Psychology and Social Behavior and University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 111 (450,016)
Citation 5

Abstract:

Loading...

Gruesome photographs, evidence, juror verdicts, meta-analysis

22.

Questioning Child Witnesses

The Jury Expert, No. 25, No. 1, pp. 12-16, 2013
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 11 Feb 2013
Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 110 (453,112)

Abstract:

Loading...

23.

The Selective Allure of Neuroscientific Explanations

PLoS One 9(9), September 2014
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 16 Sep 2014 Last Revised: 04 Oct 2014
Nicholas Scurich and Adam B. Shniderman
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and Winston & Strawn LLP
Downloads 105 (468,531)

Abstract:

Loading...

Neuroscience, Motivated Reasoning, Evidence, Psychology

24.

Effects of the Putative Confession Instruction on Perceptions of Children's True and False Statements

In 33 Applied Cognitive Psychology 655-661 (2019), USC CLASS Research Paper No. CLASS18-27, USC Law Legal Studies Paper No. 18-30
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 18 Oct 2018 Last Revised: 18 Jul 2019
Jennifer Gongola, Nicholas Scurich and Thomas D. Lyon
PIMCO, University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Downloads 89 (529,857)

Abstract:

Loading...

putative confession, deception detection, child credibility, interviewing children

25.

The Assessment of Violence Risk

J.P. Singh, S. Bjorkly, & S. Fazel, (eds.) International Perspectives on Violence Risk Assessment. New York: Oxford University Press, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Sep 2015
Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 88 (526,155)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Loading...

26.

The Biasing Effect of the 'Sexually Violent Predator' Label on Legal Decisions

Number of pages: 24 Posted: 27 Mar 2016
Nicholas Scurich, Jennifer Gongola and Daniel A. Krauss
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology, PIMCO and Claremont McKenna College - Department of Psychology
Downloads 84 (541,318)

Abstract:

Loading...

sexual offenders; sexually violent predators; risk assessment; juror decision making

27.

Constraints on Restraints: A Signal Detection Analysis of the Use of Mechanical Restraints on Adult Psychiatric Inpatients

Southern California Review of Law and Social Justice, Vol. 21, No. 1, pp. 75-107, 2011
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 29 Feb 2012 Last Revised: 03 Jun 2012
Nicholas Scurich and Richard S. John
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and University of Southern California
Downloads 84 (541,318)

Abstract:

Loading...

mechanical restraints, decision making, mental health law

28.

The Case Against Categorical Risk Estimates

Forthcoming in Behavioral Sciences and the Law, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-32
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 28 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 30 Apr 2018
Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 81 (553,285)
Citation 3

Abstract:

Loading...

Actuarial risk assessment; risk communication; decision making; numeracy

29.

Lay Judgements of the Probable Cause Standard

Law, Probability and Risk, Vol.17, No.2, 2018, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-43
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 30 May 2018
Matt Baucum, Nicholas Scurich and Richard S. John
University of Southern California, University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and University of Southern California
Downloads 80 (557,414)

Abstract:

Loading...

probable cause, lay judgements, search and seizure, public perceptions.

30.

The Effect of Framing Actuarial Risk Probabilities on Involuntary Civil Commitment Decisions

Law and Human Behavior, Vol. 35, No. 2, pp. 83-91, 2011
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 24 Mar 2011
Nicholas Scurich and Richard S. John
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and University of Southern California
Downloads 77 (569,725)
Citation 1

Abstract:

Loading...

Violence Risk Communication, Actuarial Risk Assessment, Framing Effects, Decision-Making, Civil Commitment

31.

Inconclusives in Firearm Error Rate Studies are Not “a pass”

Law, Probability, and Risk, forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2022-34
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 09 Oct 2022
Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 59 (655,697)

Abstract:

Loading...

32.

Juvenile Murderers and 'National Consensus'

Number of pages: 6 Posted: 01 Nov 2017
Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 58 (661,111)

Abstract:

Loading...

33.

What Do Experimental Simulations Tell Us About the Effect of Neuro/Genetic Evidence on Jurors?

Number of pages: 4 Posted: 07 May 2018
Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology
Downloads 42 (759,990)

Abstract:

Loading...

Styles of Argumentation in Judicial Opinions (Legitimating Judicial Decisions)

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol.14, 2018, Forthcoming, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2018-28
Posted: 30 Apr 2018
Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology

Abstract:

Loading...

legitimacy theory, US Supreme Court, decision making, public opinion

Styles of Argumentation in Judicial Opinions (Legitimating Judicial Decisions)

Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 14, pp. 205-218, 2018
Posted: 29 Oct 2018
Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology

Abstract:

Loading...

35.

Structured Risk Assessment and Legal Decision Making

M. Miller and B.H. Bornstein (eds.) Advances in Psychology and Law. American Psychological Association, 2016, pages 159-183.
Posted: 27 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 28 Jun 2016
Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology

Abstract:

Loading...

Risk Assessment; Decision Theory; Numeracy; Decision Making; Dangerousness

36.

Evidence-Based Sentencing: Public Openness and Opposition to Using Gender, Age, and Race as Risk Factors for Recidivism

Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 55
Posted: 18 Sep 2015 Last Revised: 21 Sep 2015
Nicholas Scurich and John Monahan
University of California, Irvine - School of Social Ecology and University of Virginia School of Law

Abstract:

Loading...

risk assessment; mass incarceration; criminal sentencing