RESEARCH TITLE: Assessing the Assessors: Human Decision-Making and Reliability in Violent Extremism Risk Assessment and Management
Abstract: Threat and risk assessment are increasingly an integral part of strategies to counter and prevent violent extremism. This process currently relies heavily on the judgment of professionals, who assess risk with the support of risk assessment tools. However, thus far, little research focuses on the assessors themselves. This research aims to examine the role of assessors in this process, their perceptions of current practice, and whether biases and individual differences can affect the reliability of risk assessments.
About Nadine – click here to [read more] Nadine holds a BSc in Psychology and an MSc in Crime Science from UCL. Her previous academic research has focused on deception detection in police interviews, and on the relationship between terrorism and organised crime. During her PhD, she has also worked as a research assistant on Public Safety Canada, ERC and CREST-funded projects researching violent extremism risk and protective factors, and evaluating the implementation of risk assessment instruments. Nadine has also previously conducted research on terrorism, human trafficking, migrant smuggling and cybercrime with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, the Royal United Services Institute, and the National Crime Agency.[/read]
Graduate teaching assistant in: Crime & Society