Dr Ruth Horry was recently awarded £3600 through the American Psychology-Law Society’s Early Career grants scheme.

The funded project will examine the factors that influence mock juror decisions regarding diminished responsibility pleas in cases in which the defendant has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

This research is particularly timely, as the prevalence of TBI in prison populations is substantially higher than in the general population, yet we know very little about how the criminal justice process handles individuals with a history of TBI.