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Police officer knowledge of and attitudes to opioid overdose and naloxone administration: an evaluation of police training in Scotland (2024)
Journal Article
Hillen, P., Speakman, E. M., Jamieson, M., Dougall, N., Heyman, I., Murray, J., Aston, E. V., & McAuley, A. (online). Police officer knowledge of and attitudes to opioid overdose and naloxone administration: an evaluation of police training in Scotland. Policing and Society, https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2024.2367142

In the context of escalating drug-related deaths, during 2021 Police Scotland implemented a pilot project incorporating naloxone training to test the carriage and administration of naloxone by officers. The current paper presents data from the evalua... Read More about Police officer knowledge of and attitudes to opioid overdose and naloxone administration: an evaluation of police training in Scotland.

Childhood adversity and mental health admission patterns prior to young person suicide (CHASE): a case-control 36 year linked hospital data study, Scotland UK 1981–2017 (2024)
Journal Article
Dougall, N., Savinc, J., Maxwell, M., Karatzias, T., O’Connor, R. C., Williams, B., John, A., Cheyne, H., Fyvie, C., Bisson, J. I., Hibberd, C., Abbott-Smith, S., Nolan, L., & Murray, J. (2024). Childhood adversity and mental health admission patterns prior to young person suicide (CHASE): a case-control 36 year linked hospital data study, Scotland UK 1981–2017. BJPsych Open, 10(4), Article e124. https://doi.org/10.1192/bjo.2024.69

Background Childhood adversity (CA) is associated with increased later mental health (MH) problems and suicidal behaviour. Opportunities for earlier healthcare identification and intervention are needed. Aim To determine associations between hos... Read More about Childhood adversity and mental health admission patterns prior to young person suicide (CHASE): a case-control 36 year linked hospital data study, Scotland UK 1981–2017.

Health, Wellbeing, and Social Interaction: An International and Demographic Analysis of Perceived Life Changes and the Positives and Negatives of the COVID-19 Lockdown (2023)
Journal Article
Murray, J., Dhami, M. K., McClatchey, K., Weiss-Cohen, L., & Ayton, P. (2023). Health, Wellbeing, and Social Interaction: An International and Demographic Analysis of Perceived Life Changes and the Positives and Negatives of the COVID-19 Lockdown. Europe's journal of psychology, 19(2), 143-157. https://doi.org/10.5964/ejop.7751

Research suggests that people’s experiences of COVID-19 lockdowns have been detrimental to their lives and wellbeing. The current research compared the experiences and perceptions on health, wellbeing and social interaction of 300 UK adults and 450 a... Read More about Health, Wellbeing, and Social Interaction: An International and Demographic Analysis of Perceived Life Changes and the Positives and Negatives of the COVID-19 Lockdown.

Impact of Childhood Adversity and mental health on young person suicide: the CHASE study (2023)
Presentation / Conference Contribution
Dougall, N., Heyman, I., Savinc, J., Abbott-Smith, S., & Murray, J. (2023, May). Impact of Childhood Adversity and mental health on young person suicide: the CHASE study. Paper presented at European Conference on Law Enforcement and Public Health, Umeå, Sweden

Background Suicide rates have been increasing in recent years after a period of decline since the 1990s, with notable increases in those aged 15-24. Childhood adversity is a known risk factor for later suicide. Research objectives We aimed to fi... Read More about Impact of Childhood Adversity and mental health on young person suicide: the CHASE study.

Therapeutic Trust in Complex Trauma: A Unique Person-Centred Understanding (2023)
Journal Article
Chouliara, Z., Murray, J., Coleman, A. . M., Burke Draucker, C., Murphy, D., & Choi, W. . M. . A. (2024). Therapeutic Trust in Complex Trauma: A Unique Person-Centred Understanding. Person-Centered and Experiential Psychotherapies, 23(2), 177-202. https://doi.org/10.1080/14779757.2023.2207107

We investigated the lived experience of therapeutic trust and its ruptures in working with clients with complex trauma presentations, a vulnerable and under-researched client group. A total of 13 clinicians and key informants, working in the field of... Read More about Therapeutic Trust in Complex Trauma: A Unique Person-Centred Understanding.

Criminal justice, risk assessment and dangerousness (2023)
Book Chapter
Murray, J. (2023). Criminal justice, risk assessment and dangerousness. In K. Corteen, R. Steele, N. Cross, & M. McMann (Eds.), Forensic Psychology, Crime and Policing: Key Concepts and Practical Debates (9-15). Policy Press

‘I’m not going to leave someone to die’: carriage of naloxone by police in Scotland within a public health framework: a qualitative study of acceptability and experiences (2023)
Journal Article
Speakman, E. M., Hillen, P., Heyman, I., Murray, J., Dougall, N., Aston, E. V., & McAuley, A. (2023). ‘I’m not going to leave someone to die’: carriage of naloxone by police in Scotland within a public health framework: a qualitative study of acceptability and experiences. Harm Reduction Journal, 20, Article 20. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12954-023-00750-9

Background Scotland has one of the highest rates of drug-related deaths (DRDs) per capita in Europe, the majority of which involve opioids. Naloxone is a medication used to reverse opioid-related overdoses. In efforts to tackle escalating DRDs in ma... Read More about ‘I’m not going to leave someone to die’: carriage of naloxone by police in Scotland within a public health framework: a qualitative study of acceptability and experiences.

Research Report for COVID-19 Public Inquiry (2022)
Report
McKay, C., McKay, E., Stavert, J., Murray, J., Johnston, L., & Macdonald, A. (2022). Research Report for COVID-19 Public Inquiry. Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry

This report was commissioned by the Scottish Covid-19 Inquiry as introductory scoping research.

Naloxone In Police Scotland: Pilot evaluation (2022)
Report
Hillen, P., Speakman, E., Dougall, N., Heyman, I., Murray, J., Jamieson, M., …McAuley, A. (2022). Naloxone In Police Scotland: Pilot evaluation. Edinburgh: Drug Deaths Taskforce, Scottish Government

This report describes the independent findings of an evaluation of a Police Scotland test of change (pilot) of the carriage and administration of naloxone as an emergency first aid measure to persons suspected of experiencing an opioid overdose. The... Read More about Naloxone In Police Scotland: Pilot evaluation.

Conceptualising Risk Assessment and Management across the Public Sector: From Theory to Practice (2022)
Book
Murray, J., & Enang, I. (2022). Conceptualising Risk Assessment and Management across the Public Sector: From Theory to Practice. Emerald

Risk assessment and risk management are essential across the public sector to improve processes and outcomes. However, there is little clarity over what this actually means. This lack of understanding leads to a wide variation in risk assessment and... Read More about Conceptualising Risk Assessment and Management across the Public Sector: From Theory to Practice.

Quantile Probability Predictions: A Demonstrative Performance Analysis of Forecasts of US COVID-19 Deaths (2021)
Journal Article
Thomson, M., Pollock, A., & Murray, J. (2021). Quantile Probability Predictions: A Demonstrative Performance Analysis of Forecasts of US COVID-19 Deaths. Eurasian Journal of Business and Management, 9(2), 139-163. https://doi.org/10.15604/ejbm.2021.09.02.004

An analytical framework is presented for the evaluation of quantile probability forecasts. It is demonstrated using weekly quantile forecasts of changes in the number of US COVID-19 deaths. Empirical quantiles are derived using the assumption that da... Read More about Quantile Probability Predictions: A Demonstrative Performance Analysis of Forecasts of US COVID-19 Deaths.

Vulnerability assessment across the frontline of law enforcement and public health: a systematic review (2021)
Journal Article
Enang, I., Murray, J., Dougall, N., Aston, E., Wooff, A., Heyman, I., & Grandison, G. (2022). Vulnerability assessment across the frontline of law enforcement and public health: a systematic review. Policing and Society, 32(4), 540-559. https://doi.org/10.1080/10439463.2021.1927025

Assessing vulnerability is an international priority area across law enforcement and public health (LEPH). Most contacts with frontline law enforcement professions now relate to ‘vulnerability’; frontline health responders are experiencing a similar... Read More about Vulnerability assessment across the frontline of law enforcement and public health: a systematic review.

Verdict spotting: Investigating the effects of juror bias, evidence anchors, and verdict system in jurors (2021)
Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Murray, J., MacLean, R., Munro, J., Lages, M., Frumkin, L. A., Laybourn, P., & Brown, D. (2022). Verdict spotting: Investigating the effects of juror bias, evidence anchors, and verdict system in jurors. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 29(3), 323-344. https://doi.org/10.1080/13218719.2021.1904450

The Scottish verdict of not proven represents a second acquittal verdict which is not legally defined. Existing research into the influence of the not proven verdict on jury decision making is modest. The main aim of the current study was therefore t... Read More about Verdict spotting: Investigating the effects of juror bias, evidence anchors, and verdict system in jurors.

Investigating the Effect of Locus of Control, Sex and Age on Perceptions of Petty Crime (2021)
Journal Article
Brown, L., & Murray, J. (2021). Investigating the Effect of Locus of Control, Sex and Age on Perceptions of Petty Crime. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 17(2), 46-53

The present research investigated locus of control, sex and age to identify which influenced crime perceptions and to what extent. A 2 (internal versus external locus of control) x 2 (male versus female) x 3 (young, middle and older adult) between gr... Read More about Investigating the Effect of Locus of Control, Sex and Age on Perceptions of Petty Crime.

The role of images on illness behaviour: Interdisciplinary theory, evidence, and ideas (2020)
Journal Article
Williams, B., & Murray, J. (2021). The role of images on illness behaviour: Interdisciplinary theory, evidence, and ideas. Psychological Reports, 124(6), 2453-2475. https://doi.org/10.1177/0033294120945602

If illness behaviour is to be fully understood, the social and behavioural sciences must work together to understand the wider forms in which illness is experienced and communicated with individuals and society. The current paper synthesised literat... Read More about The role of images on illness behaviour: Interdisciplinary theory, evidence, and ideas.

Co-creation of five key research priorities across Law Enforcement and Public Health: A methodological example (2020)
Journal Article
Murray, J., Heyman, I., Dougall, N., Wooff, A., Aston, E., & Enang, I. (2021). Co-creation of five key research priorities across Law Enforcement and Public Health: A methodological example. Journal of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, 28(1), 3-15. https://doi.org/10.1111/jpm.12664

Introduction Law enforcement professions now assume more responsibility for tackling mental health issues alongside public health colleagues than ever before. The term ‘vulnerability’ is frequently used within Law Enforcement and Public Health (LEPH... Read More about Co-creation of five key research priorities across Law Enforcement and Public Health: A methodological example.

Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white? (2020)
Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Munro, J., Lages, M., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2020). Is the definition of task-irrelevant contextual information black and white?. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 65(2), 668-670. https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14273

Author's response to "Commentary on: Curley LJ, Munro J, Lages M, MacLean R, Murray J. Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: a review and outlook. J Forensic Sci doi: 10.1111/1556‐4029.14220. Epub 2019 Nov 6"

Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: A review and outlook (2019)
Journal Article
Curley, L. J., Munro, J., Lages, M., MacLean, R., & Murray, J. (2020). Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: A review and outlook. Journal of Forensic Sciences, 65(2354-360), https://doi.org/10.1111/1556-4029.14220

In recent years, a number of studies have demonstrated that forensic examiners can be biased by task-irrelevant contextual information. However, concerns relating to methodological flaws and ecological validity attenuate how much the current body of... Read More about Assessing cognitive bias in forensic decisions: A review and outlook.

Co-creation of value: Understanding the assessment of vulnerability across Law Enforcement and Public Health (2019)
Report
Murray, J., Heyman, I., Wooff, A., Dougall, N., Aston, L., & Enang, I. (2019). Co-creation of value: Understanding the assessment of vulnerability across Law Enforcement and Public Health. Scottish Institute for Policing Research

As police contact has and continues to increase with people who are considered vulnerable, it is essential to establish a better understanding of what it means for a person to be vulnerable. To best assess whether someone is vulnerable, some form of... Read More about Co-creation of value: Understanding the assessment of vulnerability across Law Enforcement and Public Health.

Suicide Risk Assessment in the Emergency Department: An Investigation of Current Practice in Scotland (2019)
Journal Article
McClatchey, K., Murray, J., Chouliara, Z., Rowat, A., & Hauge, S. R. (2019). Suicide Risk Assessment in the Emergency Department: An Investigation of Current Practice in Scotland. International Journal of Clinical Practice, 73(4), Article e13342. https://doi.org/10.1111/ijcp.13342

Background Suicide is a global public health issue. Approximately one third of individuals who complete suicide have attended an emergency department in the year preceding their death. The aim of this study was to investigate current suicide risk as... Read More about Suicide Risk Assessment in the Emergency Department: An Investigation of Current Practice in Scotland.