Nicholas Scurich

University of California, Irvine

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Irvine, CA 62697-3125

United States

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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
USC Gould School of Law and University of California, Irvine
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Lay Judgments of Judicial Decision Making

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 8, Issue 4, pp. 709-727, 2011
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 29 Oct 2011
Dan Simon and Nicholas Scurich
USC Gould School of Law and University of California, Irvine
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Interpretative Arguments of Forensic Match Evidence: An Evidentiary Analysis

THE DARTMOUTH LAW JOURNAL, Vol. 8. No. 2, pp. 31-47, 2010
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 19 Jan 2010 Last Revised: 23 Dec 2010
Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine
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Defense Attorney Fallacy, Database Trawling, Probative Value, Statistical Reasoning

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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 and University of Southern California
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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
USC Gould School of Law and University of California, Irvine
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Judicial decision making, Judicial opinions, Rhetoric, Coherence effect

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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, University of Virginia School of Law and University of Southern California
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actuarial risk assessment, decision making, numeracy

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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 and Claremont McKenna College - Department of Psychology
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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 and University of Southern California
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mechanical restraints, decision making, mental health law

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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
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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 and University of Michigan Law School
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Neuroscience, Motivated Reasoning, Evidence, Psychology

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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 and University of Southern California
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Violence Risk Communication, Actuarial Risk Assessment, Framing Effects, Decision-Making, Civil Commitment

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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
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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

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

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Trawling Genetic Databases: When a DNA Match is Just a Naked Statistic

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 8, pp. 49-71, 2011
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 23 Nov 2011
Nicholas Scurich and Richard S. John
University of California, Irvine and University of Southern California
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Evaluating Negative Forensic Evidence: When Do Jurors Treat Absence of Evidence as Evidence of Absence?

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 14, Issue 3, pp. 569-591, 2017
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 11 Aug 2017
University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society, University of California, Irvine, Griffith University - School of Criminology and Criminal Justice and University of California, Irvine - Department of Criminology, Law and Society
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Capital Jurors in an Era of Death Penalty Decline

Yale Law Journal Forum, Vol. 126, p. 417, 2017, Virginia Public Law and Legal Theory Research Paper No. 2017-11
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 14 Mar 2017 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2017
Brandon L. Garrett, Daniel A. Krauss and Nicholas Scurich
University of Virginia School of Law, Claremont McKenna College - Department of Psychology and University of California, Irvine
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Death Penalty, Jurors, Death Sentencing, Life without Parole, Public Opinion

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Jurors’ Presumption of Innocence

Journal of Legal Studies, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 02 Dec 2016 Last Revised: 12 Apr 2017
Nicholas Scurich and Richard S. John
University of California, Irvine and University of Southern California
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presumption of innocence, Bayes’ Theorem, jury decision making

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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
University of California, Irvine, Claremont McKenna College - Department of Psychology and University of California, Irvine
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Juvenile Justice; Incarceration; Juvenile Offending; Life in Prison

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The Threatening Nature of 'Rap' Music

Psychology, Public Policy and Law 22:280-292.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016
Adam Dunbar, Charis E. Kubrin and Nicholas Scurich
University of California, Irvine, University of California, Irvine and University of California, Irvine

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

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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, University of California, Irvine and Claremont McKenna College - Department of Psychology
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sexual offenders; sexually violent predators; risk assessment; juror decision making

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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
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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 and University of Virginia School of Law

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risk assessment; mass incarceration; criminal sentencing

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The Effect of Legal Expert Commentary on Lay Judgments of Judicial Decision Making

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Vol. 10, Issue 4, pp. 797-814, 2013
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 24 Oct 2013
Dan Simon and Nicholas Scurich
USC Gould School of Law and University of California, Irvine
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