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Adrian Scott

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PositionLecturer in Psychology
Department Psychology
Email a.scott (@gold.ac.uk)
Phone+44 (0)20 7717 2223
Adrian Scott

I have a broad interest in Forensic Psychology, specialising in the areas of stalking, investigative interviewing and eyewitness testimony. 

Academic career:

2017 – Lecturer – Goldsmiths, University of London

2012 – Lecturer – Edith Cowan University

2009 – Post doctoral research fellow, Edith Cowan University

2004 – Psychology Officer / Lecturer, University of Bath

Qualifications:

MSc Applied Forensic Psychology, University of Leicester

PhD Psychology, University of Bath

MSc Social Research, University of Bath

BSc Psychology and Sociology, University of Bath

Administration:

BSc Psychology with Professional Placement Coordinator

MSc Forensic Psychology Programme Director (with Dr Caoimhe McAnena)

Teaching and Supervision:

I coordinate and teach:

  • The Psychology of the Person (PS51005A)

I also teach on the following modules:

  • Practical Issues in Psychology (PS51009A)
  • Psychology and Law (PS53030B)
  • Investigative Forensic Psychology (PS71077A)
  • Assessment and Intervention in Forensic Psychology (PS71078A)
  • Psychology, Crime and Law (PS71079A)

I am happy to supervise students in the areas of stalking, investigative interviewing and eyewitness testimony, or related areas. I am interested in supervising new PhD students. Potential students should see my research interests below. Students should email me for an appointment.

On the web:

ResearchGate - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Adrian_Scott4

Google Scholar - https://scholar.google.co.uk/citations?user=Yihkdo0AAAAJ&hl=en

List of former students:

2016

  • Ebonnie Landwehr, Master of Criminal Justice, Edith Cowan University, Australia (Principal supervisor).

Thesis title: Perceptions of stalking: The influence of perpetrator mental disorder diagnosis, perpetrator-target gender, and perpetrator persistence.

  • James McCue, Doctor of Psychology, Edith Cowan University, Australia (Co-supervisor).

Thesis title: An investigation of the influence of perpetrator age and victim harm on public attributions regarding the minimum age of criminal responsibility and vicarious parental responsibility.

  • Jane Tudor-Owen, Doctor of Philosophy, Edith Cowan University, Australia (Principal supervisor).

Thesis title: Written plans and self-evaluations in investigative interviews with witnesses.

  • Micaiah Zwartz, Doctor of Psychology, Deakin University, Australia (Associate supervisor).

Thesis title: Identity crisis in identification evidence: Similarity judgments as an alternative to identification decisions.

 

Research Interests

I am involved in three ongoing programmes of research in the areas of stalking, investigative interviewing and eyewitness testimony. All three programmes of research are collaborative and reflect my general interest in forensic psychology.

  • Stalking: Examines perceptions and experiences of stalking.
  • Investigative interviewing: Examines the influence of training, as well as planning and self-evaluation practices, on the quality of police recruits’ interviews with witnesses.
  • Eyewitness testimony: Examines the influence of line-up procedures on the accuracy of eyewitness identification decisions, as well as the role of resemblance in person identification.

In addition, I am currently involved in research relating to jury decision making, police officer use of force, prison misconduct and technologically facilitated sexual violence.

I am a member of the Forensic Psychology Unit.

Publications

Book

Forensic Psychology
Scott, A.J.. 2018. Forensic Psychology. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Forensic Psychology
Scott, A.J.. 2010. Forensic Psychology. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9780230249424

Edited Book

Student debt: The causes and consequences of undergraduate borrowing
Scott, A.J.; Lewis, A. and Lea, S.E.G., eds. 2001. Student debt: The causes and consequences of undergraduate borrowing. Bristol: The Policy Press. ISBN 1861342799

Book Section

Interviewing Witnesses in Australia
Tudor-Owen, J. and Scott, A.J.. 2015. Interviewing Witnesses in Australia. In: D. Walsh; G. Oxburgh; A. Redlich and T. Myklebust, eds. Contemporary developments and practices in investigative interviewing and interrogation: An International perspective (Volume I: Victims and witnesses). 1 London: Routledge, pp. 73-86. ISBN 9781138781740

Online social networking behaviours, cyber bullying, mental health and behavioural functioning in Australian students
Dooley, J.J. and Scott, A.J.. 2013. Online social networking behaviours, cyber bullying, mental health and behavioural functioning in Australian students. In: R. Hanewald, ed. From cyber bullying to cyber safety: Issues and approaches in educational contexts. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, pp. 117-130. ISBN 9781626182530

Student debt: The development of a new dependency culture?
Scott, A.J. and Lewis, A.. 2001. Student debt: The development of a new dependency culture? In: A.J.. Scott; A. Lewis and S.E.G. Lea, eds. Student debt: The causes and consequences of undergraduate borrowing. Bristol: The Policy Press, pp. 49-58. ISBN 1861342799

Article

Female undergraduates’ perceptions of intrusive behavior in 12 countries
Sheridan, L.; Scott, A.J.; Archer, J. and Roberts, K.. 2017. Female undergraduates’ perceptions of intrusive behavior in 12 countries. Aggressive Behavior, ISSN 0096-140X

Perceptions and experiences of intrusive behaviour and stalking: Comparing LGBTIQ and heterosexual groups
Sheridan, L.; Scott, A.J. and Campbell, A.M.. 2016. Perceptions and experiences of intrusive behaviour and stalking: Comparing LGBTIQ and heterosexual groups. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ISSN 0886-2605

The influence of the sex of and prior relationship between the perpetrator and victim on perceptions of stalking: A qualitative analysis
Gavin, J. and Scott, A.J.. 2016. The influence of the sex of and prior relationship between the perpetrator and victim on perceptions of stalking: A qualitative analysis. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 23(5), pp. 716-732. ISSN 1321-8719

Police officer perceptions of harassment in England and Scotland
Sheridan, L.; Scott, A.J. and Nixon, K.. 2016. Police officer perceptions of harassment in England and Scotland. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 21(1), pp. 1-14. ISSN 1355-3259

Young women’s experiences of intrusive behavior in 12 countries
Sheridan, L.; Scott, A.J. and Roberts, K.. 2016. Young women’s experiences of intrusive behavior in 12 countries. Aggressive Behavior, 42(1), pp. 41-53. ISSN 0096-140X

An exploratory study of the planning and interviewing practices of police recruits in Western Australia
Tudor-Owen, J.; Scott, A.J.; Henry, P.J. and Bull, R.. 2016. An exploratory study of the planning and interviewing practices of police recruits in Western Australia. Forensic Update, 120, pp. 20-25.

Starting from scratch: Planning practices of police recruits in Western Australia
Tudor-Owen, J.; Scott, A.J.; Henry, P.J. and Bull, R.. 2015. Starting from scratch: Planning practices of police recruits in Western Australia. Australasian Policing, 7(2), pp. 3-9. ISSN 1837-7009

Discriminating approachers and non-approachers: Can knowledge from research within a public figure context be extrapolated to a community context?
Sheridan, L. and Scott, A.J.. 2015. Discriminating approachers and non-approachers: Can knowledge from research within a public figure context be extrapolated to a community context? Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 2(2), pp. 88-97. ISSN 2169-4842

How intuitive is PEACE? Newly recruited police officers’ plans, interviews and self-evaluations
Scott, A.J.; Tudor-Owen, J.; Pedretti, P. and Bull, R.. 2015. How intuitive is PEACE? Newly recruited police officers’ plans, interviews and self-evaluations. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 22(3), pp. 355-367. ISSN 1321-8719

A necessary safety net: Use of a confidential internal telephone line to report unethical behaviour
Rajakaruna, N.; Henry, P.J. and Scott, A.J.. 2015. A necessary safety net: Use of a confidential internal telephone line to report unethical behaviour. Police Practice and Research: An International Journal, 16(5), pp. 431-443. ISSN 1561-4263

Perceptions and personal experiences of unwanted attention among Portuguese male students
Pereira, F.; Matos, M.; Sheridan, L. and Scott, A.J.. 2015. Perceptions and personal experiences of unwanted attention among Portuguese male students. Psychology, Crime and Law, 21(4), pp. 398-411. ISSN 1068-316X

International perceptions of relational stalking: The influence of prior relationship, perpetrator sex, target sex and participant sex
Scott, A.J.; Rajakaruna, N.; Sheridan, L. and Gavin, J.. 2015. International perceptions of relational stalking: The influence of prior relationship, perpetrator sex, target sex and participant sex. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 30(18), pp. 3308-3323. ISSN 0886-2605

Stalking and age
Sheridan, L.; Scott, A.J. and North, A.C.. 2014. Stalking and age. Journal of Threat Assessment and Management, 1(4), pp. 262-273. ISSN 2169-4842

Constantly connected – The effects of smart-devices on mental health
Harwood, J.; Dooley, J.J.; Scott, A.J. and Joiner, R.. 2014. Constantly connected – The effects of smart-devices on mental health. Computers in Human Behavior, 34, pp. 267-272. ISSN 0747-5632

Experiences of stalking in same-sex and opposite-sex contexts
Sheridan, L.; North, A.C. and Scott, A.J.. 2014. Experiences of stalking in same-sex and opposite-sex contexts. Violence and Victims, 29(6), pp. 1014-1028. ISSN 0886-6708

International perceptions of stalking and responsibility: The influence of prior relationship and severity of behavior
Scott, A.J.; Rajakaruna, N.; Sheridan, L. and Sleath, E.. 2014. International perceptions of stalking and responsibility: The influence of prior relationship and severity of behavior. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 41(2), pp. 220-236. ISSN 0093-8548

The attribution of responsibility in cases of stalking
Scott, A.J.; Gavin, J.; Sleath, E. and Sheridan, L.. 2014. The attribution of responsibility in cases of stalking. Psychology, Crime and Law, 20(7), pp. 705-721. ISSN 1068-316X

Framing and perceptions of stalking: The influence of conduct severity and the perpetrator-target relationship
Scott, A.J.; Rajakaruna, N. and Sheridan, L.. 2014. Framing and perceptions of stalking: The influence of conduct severity and the perpetrator-target relationship. Psychology, Crime and Law, 20(3), pp. 242-260. ISSN 1068-316X

The influence of prior relationship on perceptions of stalking: A comparison of laypersons, non-specialist police officers and specialist police officers
Scott, A.J.; Nixon, K. and Sheridan, L.. 2013. The influence of prior relationship on perceptions of stalking: A comparison of laypersons, non-specialist police officers and specialist police officers. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 40(12), pp. 1434-1448. ISSN 0093-8548

Understanding perceptions of stalking: The impact of additional contextual information regarding the breakdown of relationships
Duff, S.C. and Scott, A.J.. 2013. Understanding perceptions of stalking: The impact of additional contextual information regarding the breakdown of relationships. Journal of Criminal Psychology, 3(2), pp. 136-144. ISSN 2009-3829

Are newly recruited police officers blank slates? An examination of the ‘natural’ interviewing skills of untrained recruits in Western Australia
Scott, A.J.; Pedretti, P.; Tudor-Owen, J. and Bull, R.. 2013. Are newly recruited police officers blank slates? An examination of the ‘natural’ interviewing skills of untrained recruits in Western Australia. Australasian Policing, 5(2), pp. 25-28. ISSN 1837-7009

The impact of pathological levels of Internet-related anxiety on Internet usage
Brosnan, M.J.; Joiner, R.; Gavin, J.; Crook, C.; Maras, P.; Guiller, J. and Scott, A.J.. 2012. The impact of pathological levels of Internet-related anxiety on Internet usage. Journal of Educational Computing Research, 46(4), pp. 341-356. ISSN 0735-6331

‘Reasonable’ perceptions of stalking: The influence of conduct severity and the perpetrator-target relationship
Scott, A.J. and Sheridan, L.. 2011. ‘Reasonable’ perceptions of stalking: The influence of conduct severity and the perpetrator-target relationship. Psychology, Crime and Law, 17(4), pp. 331-343. ISSN 1068-316X

The influence of prior relationship on perceptions of stalking in mock jury deliberations
Scott, A.J. and Gavin, J.. 2011. The influence of prior relationship on perceptions of stalking in mock jury deliberations. Forensic Update, 104, pp. 32-37.

An exploratory study of the influence of perpetrator and victim sex on perceptions of stalking
Scott, A.J. and Tse, P.K.. 2011. An exploratory study of the influence of perpetrator and victim sex on perceptions of stalking. Forensic Update, 103, pp. 9-13.

Perceptions of harm: Verbal versus physical abuse in stalking scenarios
Sheridan, L. and Scott, A.J.. 2010. Perceptions of harm: Verbal versus physical abuse in stalking scenarios. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(4), pp. 400-416. ISSN 0093-8548

The influence of prior relationship on perceptions of stalking in the United Kingdom and Australia
Scott, A.J.; Lloyd, R. and Gavin, J.. 2010. The influence of prior relationship on perceptions of stalking in the United Kingdom and Australia. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 37(11), pp. 1185-1194. ISSN 0093-8548

Drawing the net: Internet identification, Internet use and the image of Internet users
Gavin, J.; Duffield, J.; Brosnan, M.J.; Joiner, R.; Maras, P. and Scott, A.J.. 2007. Drawing the net: Internet identification, Internet use and the image of Internet users. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 10(3), pp. 478-481. ISSN 1094-9313

Internet identification and future Internet use
Joiner, R.; Gavin, J.; Brosnan, M.J.; Crook, C.; Duffield, J.; Durndell, A.; Guiller, J.; Maras, P. and Scott, A.J.. 2006. Internet identification and future Internet use. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 9(4), pp. 410-414. ISSN 1094-9313

Gender, Internet identification and Internet anxiety: Correlates of Internet use
Joiner, R.; Gavin, J.; Duffield, J.; Brosnan, M.J.; Crook, C.; Durndell, A; Maras, P.; Miller, J.; Scott, A.J. and Lovatt, P.. 2005. Gender, Internet identification and Internet anxiety: Correlates of Internet use. CyberPsychology and Behavior, 8(4), pp. 371-378. ISSN 1094-9313

A study of economic socialisation: Financial practices in the home and the preferred role of schools among parents with children under 16
Lewis, A. and Scott, A.J.. 2002. A study of economic socialisation: Financial practices in the home and the preferred role of schools among parents with children under 16. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education: An International Journal, 5(3), pp. 138-147. ISSN 2047-1734

The economic awareness, knowledge and pocket money practices of a sample of UK adolescents: A study in economic socialisation and economic psychology
Lewis, A. and Scott, A.J.. 2000. The economic awareness, knowledge and pocket money practices of a sample of UK adolescents: A study in economic socialisation and economic psychology. Citizenship, Social and Economics Education, 4(1), pp. 34-46. ISSN 2047-1734

Report

Investigating the provision of the Hera Arms – TRIARII Pistol to Carbine Frame system and individual first-aid trauma kits to frontline police officers in Western Australia
Scott, A.J. and Henry, P.J.. 2017. Investigating the provision of the Hera Arms – TRIARII Pistol to Carbine Frame system and individual first-aid trauma kits to frontline police officers in Western Australia. Project Report. Edith Cowan University.

Prevalence of cars crashing into dwellings
Henry, P.J.; Scott, A.J. and Ferguson, C.. 2016. Prevalence of cars crashing into dwellings. Project Report. Edith Cowan University.

Misuse of restricted access information management systems
Henry, P.J.; Scott, A.J. and Rajakaruna, N.. 2016. Misuse of restricted access information management systems. Project Report. Edith Cowan University.

Operation Communique
Henry, P.J.; Scott, A.J. and Jordan, D.. Operation Communique. Project Report. Edith Cowan University.