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Sowersby, C-J, Erskine-Shaw, M, Willmott, D (2022) Masochist or murderer? A discourse analytic study exploring social constructions of sexually violent male perpetrators, female victims-survivors and the rough sex defence on Twitter, Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 867991, ISSN: 1664-1078. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2022.867991.

Filkin, S, Mojtahedi, D, Willmott, D (2022) Motivations for adolescent offending and truancy from school: Retrospective interviews with adults recently released from a custodial prison sentence in England, Heliyon, 8(6), e09762, DOI: 10.1016/j.heliyon.2022.e09762.

Sharratt, K, Mason, SJ, Kirkman, G, Willmott, D, McDermott, D, Timmins, S, Wager, N (2022) Childhood abuse and neglect, exposure to domestic violence, and sibling violence: Profiles and associations with sociodemographic variables and mental health indicators, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, ISSN: 0886-2605. DOI: 10.1177/08862605221090562.

Woodfield, R, Boduszek, D, Willmott, D (Accepted for publication) Latent profiles of PTSD, anxiety and depression and association with trauma exposure within prison personnel, European Journal of Trauma and Dissociation, 6(3), DOI: 10.1016/j.ejtd.2022.100268.

Daly, E, Smith, O, Bows, H, Brown, J, Chalmers, J, Cowan, S, Horvath, M, Leverick, F, Lovett, J, Munro, V, Willmott, D (2022) Myths about myths? A commentary on Thomas (2020) and the question of jury rape myth acceptance, Journal of Gender-Based Violence, ISSN: 2398-6808. DOI: 10.1332/239868021X16371459419254.

Willmott, D, Hunt, D, Mojtahedi, D (2021) Criminal geography and geographical profiling within police investigations - a brief introduction, Internet Journal of Criminology, ISSN: 2045-6743.

Hudspith, LF, Wager, N, Willmott, D, Gallagher, B (2021) Forty years of rape myth acceptance interventions: a systematic review of what works in naturalistic institutional settings and how this can be applied to educational guidance for jurors, Trauma, Violence, & Abuse, ISSN: 1524-8380. DOI: 10.1177/15248380211050575.

Barnett, G, Boduszek, D, Willmott, D (2021) What works to change identity? A rapid evidence assessment of interventions, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 51(7), pp.698-719, ISSN: 0021-9029. DOI: 10.1111/jasp.12776.

Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, McDermott, D, Willmott, D, Sharratt, K (2021) Psychopathic Personality Traits Scale– Revised (PPTS-R): empirical investigation of construct validity and dimensionality in a forensic and non-forensic sample, Deviant Behavior, ISSN: 0163-9625. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2021.1919496.

Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Ochen, EA, Fray, C, Nanfuka, EK, Powell-Booth, K, Turyomurugyendo, F, Nelson, K, Harvey, R, Willmott, D, Mason, SJ (2021) Prevalence and correlates of non-suicidal self-injury, suicidal ideation, and suicide attempt among children and adolescents: Findings from Uganda and Jamaica, Journal of Affective Disorders, 283, pp.172-178, ISSN: 0165-0327. DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.01.063.

Smith, O, Daly, E, Herriott, C, Willmott, D (2021) State compensation as rape justice: are public attitudes a legitimate foundation for reform of the UK’s Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme?, Journal of Gender-Based Violence, 6(1), pp.79-97, ISSN: 2398-6808. DOI: 10.1332/239868020X16057277095797.

Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Sharratt, K, McDermott, D, Sherretts, N, Willmott, D, Popiolek, K, Hyland, P (2020) Pathways between types of crime and criminal social identity: A network approach, Journal of Criminal Justice, 72, 101750, ISSN: 0047-2352. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2020.101750.

Woodfield, R, Boduszek, D, Willmott, D (2019) Introduction and psychometric validation of the prison personnel trauma measure (PPTM), European Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 3(4), pp.257-262, ISSN: 2468-7499. DOI: 10.1016/j.ejtd.2018.04.005.

Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Sherretts, N, Willmott, D, Boulton, M, Kielkiewicz, K, Popiolek, K, Hyland, P (2019) Are prisoners more psychopathic than non-forensic populations? Profiling psychopathic traits among prisoners, community adults, university students, and adolescents, Deviant Behavior, 42(2), pp.232-244, ISSN: 0163-9625. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2019.1665221.

Debowska, A, Boduszek, D, Willmott, D, Jones, AD (2019) The None in Three Victim Responsiveness Assessment (Ni3: VRA): a new outcome measure for intimate partner violence (IPV) prevention programs, Journal of Children's Services, 14(2), pp.97-106, ISSN: 1746-6660. DOI: 10.1108/jcs-12-2018-0029.

Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Willmott, D, Jones, AD, DeLisi, M, Kirkman, G (2019) Is female psychopathy linked with child abuse? An empirical investigation using a person-centered approach, Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 28(6), pp.708-725, ISSN: 1053-8712. DOI: 10.1080/10538712.2019.1592272.

Booth, N, Willmott, D, Boduszek, D (2018) Rape myths and misconceptions [Commentary and Opinion], The Law Society Gazette.

Thew, H, McDermott, D, Willmott, D (2018) Mindfulness as a psychological approach to managing self-harming behaviours: application and review within clinical settings, Crime, Security, & Society, 1(2), pp.5-13, ISSN: 2398-130X. DOI: 10.5920/CSS.551.

Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Jones, AD, Ma, M, Smith, D, Willmott, D, Jemmott, ET, Da Breo, H, Kirkman, G (2018) Prosocial video game as an intimate partner violence prevention tool among youth: A randomised controlled trial, Computers in Human Behavior, 93, pp.260-266, ISSN: 0747-5632. DOI: 10.1016/j.chb.2018.12.028.

Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Sherretts, N, Willmott, D (2018) Psychopathic Personality Traits Scale (PPTS): Construct validity of the instrument in a sample of U.S. prisoners, Frontiers in Psychology, 9, 1596, ISSN: 1664-1078. DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2018.01596.

Willmott, D, Ryan, S, Sherretts, N, Woodfield, R, McDermott, D (2018) Motivation: A critical consideration of Freud and Rogers' seminal conceptualisations, Polish Psychological Bulletin, 49(2), pp.229-234, ISSN: 0079-2993. DOI: 10.24425/119490.

Willmott, D, Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Woodfield, R (2018) Introduction and validation of the Juror Decision Scale (JDS): An empirical investigation of the Story Model, Journal of Criminal Justice, 57, pp.26-34, ISSN: 0047-2352. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2018.03.004.

Debowska, A, Boduszek, D, Sherretts, N, Willmott, D, Jones, AD (2018) Profiles and behavioral consequences of child abuse among adolescent girls and boys from Barbados and Grenada, Child Abuse & Neglect, 79, pp.245-258, ISSN: 0145-2134. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2018.02.018.

McDermott, D and Willmott, D (2018) Self-harm and violence ‘at an all-time high’ in the male prison estate – what are we doing so wrong?, Custodial Review, (86).

Willmott, D, Boduszek, D, Robinson, R (2017) A psychodynamic-behaviourist investigation of Russian sexual serial killer Andrei Chikatilo, The Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 29(3), pp.498-507, ISSN: 1478-9949. DOI: 10.1080/14789949.2017.1416658.

Ryan, S, Sherretts, N, Willmott, D, Mojtahedi, D, Baughman, BM (2017) The missing link in training to detect deception and its implications for justice, Safer Communities, 17(1), pp.33-46, ISSN: 1757-8043. DOI: 10.1108/sc-07-2017-0027.

Debowska, A, Boduszek, D, Jones, AD, Willmott, D, Sherretts, N (2017) Gender-based violence-supportive cognitions in adolescent girls and boys: the function of violence exposure and victimization, Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 36(3-4), pp.1233-1255, ISSN: 0886-2605. DOI: 10.1177/0886260517741628.

Booth, N, Willmott, D, Boduszek, D (2017) Juries in rape trials: Balanced or biased?, Criminal Law and Justice Weekly, 181(37), pp.662-663, ISSN: 1759-7943.

Debowska, A, Willmott, D, Boduszek, D, Jones, AD (2017) What do we know about child abuse and neglect patterns of co-occurrence? A systematic review of profiling studies and recommendations for future research, Child Abuse & Neglect, 70, pp.100-111, ISSN: 0145-2134. DOI: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2017.06.014.

Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Willmott, D (2017) Latent profile analysis of psychopathic traits among homicide, general violent, property, and white-collar offenders, Journal of Criminal Justice, 51, pp.17-23, ISSN: 0047-2352. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2017.06.001.

Sherretts, N, Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Willmott, D (2017) Comparison of murderers with recidivists and first time incarcerated offenders from U.S. prisons on psychopathy and identity as a criminal: An exploratory analysis, Journal of Criminal Justice, 51, pp.89-92, ISSN: 0047-2352. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrimjus.2017.03.002.

Willmott, D, Mojtahedi, D, Ryan, S, Sherretts, N, Simpson, O, Dlamini, T (2017) Psychometric tests as a measure of personality: A critical assessment of Trait versus situationalist positions and the NEO Personality Inventory (NEO-PI-R), EC Psychology and Psychiatry, 3(1), pp.13-18.

Willmott, D and Ioannou, M (2017) A Narrative Based Model of Differentiating Rioters, The Howard Journal of Crime and Justice, 56(1), pp.105-124, ISSN: 2059-1098. DOI: 10.1111/hojo.12194.

Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Willmott, D (2017) A new model of psychopathy, Custodial Review, 81, pp.16-17.

Debowska, A, Boduszek, D, Willmott, D (2017) Psychosocial correlates of attitudes toward male sexual violence in a sample of financial crime, property crime, general violent, and homicide offenders, Sexual Abuse: Journal of Research and Treatment, 30(6), pp.705-727, ISSN: 1079-0632. DOI: 10.1177/1079063217691966.

Willmott, D, Boduszek, D, Booth, N (2017) The English jury on trial, Custodial Review, 82, pp.12-14.

Debowska, A, Boduszek, D, Dhingra, K, Sherretts, N, Willmott, D, DeLisi, M (2017) Can we use Hare’s psychopathy model within forensic and non-forensic populations? An empirical investigation, Deviant Behavior, 39(2), pp.224-242, ISSN: 0163-9625. DOI: 10.1080/01639625.2016.1266887.

Dlamini, T, Willmott, D, Ryan, S (2017) The Basis and Structure of Attitudes: A Critical Evaluation of Experimental, Discursive, and Social Constructionist Psychological Perspectives, Psychology and Behavioral Science International Journal, 6(1), DOI: 10.19080/pbsij.2017.06.555680.

Willmott, D and Sherretts, N (2016) Individual differences in eyewitness identification accuracy between sequential and simultaneous line-ups: consequences for police practice and jury decisions, Current Issues in Personality Psychology, 4(4), pp.228-239, ISSN: 2353-4192. DOI: 10.5114/cipp.2016.62701.

Sherretts, N and Willmott, D (2016) Construct validity and dimensionality of the measure of criminal social identity using data drawn from American, Pakistani, and Polish inmates, Journal of Criminal Psychology, 6(3), pp.134-143, ISSN: 2009-3829. DOI: 10.1108/jcp-07-2016-0020.

Willmott, D (2016) Is jury bias preventing justice for rape victims?, The Conversation.


Willmott, D, Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Hudspith, L (2021) Jury decision-making in rape trials: an attitude problem?. In Crighton, DA and Towl, GJ (ed) Forensic Psychology, 3rd Edition, Wiley, pp.94-113, ISBN: 9781119673545.

Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Willmott, D (2018) Psychopathic Personality Traits Model (PPTM): A new approach to defining psychopathy. In Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime, pp.216-224, ISBN: 9781138085169.

Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Willmott, D (2018) Psychopathic Personality Traits Model (PPTM): a new approach to defining psychopathy. In DeLisi, M (ed) Routledge International Handbook of Psychopathy and Crime, Routledge, pp.216-224, ISBN: 9781138085169. DOI: 10.4324/9781315111476.

Willmott, D (2017) Jury Psychology. In Psychology and Law: Factbook, European Association of Psychology and Law, pp.14-16, ISBN: 9781326989651.

Willmott, D and Oostinga, M (2017) Scientific Jury Selection. In Psychology and Law: Factbook, European Association of Psychology and Law, pp.17-19, ISBN: 9781326989651.


Boduszek, D, Debowska, A, Trotman-Jemmott, E, Da Breo, H, Willmott, D, Sherretts, N, Jones, A (2017) Victimisation, violence perpetration, and attitudes towards violence among boys and girls from Barbados and Grenada,ISBN: 9781862181489.


Willmott, D (2018) An Examination of the Relationship between Psychological Constructs, Juror Attitudes, and Individual Verdict Decisions within Rape Trials.


Willmott, D and Boduszek, D (2016) Rape on trial: The influence of jury bias on verdict outcome, For many, the English criminal justice system is considered to be among the best in the world. An important aspect of the system’s success is thought to be the jury trial, where use of ordinary people as the ultimate decision makers is said to make for fairer verdict outcomes. But the question remains: is the jury process actually fairer? And is this true across all types of crime?.

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