Amy Humphrey

Amy Humphrey
University of Dundee · Division of Geography


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Currently working as a researcher on the Nordforsk funded project 'Eyes Online', a collaboration between universities in UK, Norway, Finland and Sweden which explores online surveillance and expanded investigatory powers. I am also undertaking an ERSC (Human Geography Pathway) funded doctoral research examining the police investigation of missing persons, due to complete in the new year. Interested in Policing - especially regarding intelligence gathering, decision making, vulnerability and good practice/legitimacy.
Additional affiliations
April 2015 - September 2015
Scottish Institute for Policing Research (SIPR)
  • Researcher/Author on Report commissioned by HMICS
  • Partner Perceptions of Working with the Police on Missing Persons Cases. A joint report by Children in Scotland & (myself for) SIPR.
October 2002 - October 2003
University of Liverpool
Field of study
  • Investigative Psychology
September 1996 - September 1999
Bangor University
Field of study
  • Psychology


Publications (3)
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When individuals perceive time pressure, they decrease the generation of diagnostic hypotheses and prioritize information. This article examines whether individual differences in (a) internal time urgency, (b) experience, and (c) fluid mental ability can moderate these effects. Police officers worked through a computer-based rape investigative scen...
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This article provides an integration and synthesis of the strengths and weaknesses of utilizing simulation-based training environments for research. It provides information for researchers interested in exploring complex, dynamic, and high-stakes decision making in critical incidents. The article proposes that immersive simulated learning environme...
The present study examined whether media coverage was likely to have an effect on burglars' emotional, cognitive, and behavioral responses to the offense. Questionnaires were distributed to 224 male students, who were asked to imagine that they had committed a “burglary under the influence of alcohol.” They were asked to express their thoughts, fee...


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Projects (2)
Produce deeper understanding of the policy, social, and legal dimensions related to the development of contemporary online surveillance and expanded investigatory powers from the views of both key stakeholders and the wider public.
ESRC funded PhD exploring intra and inter-organisation networks of influence, knowledge work and practice which characterise successful or 'good practice' contributions of police officers and staff to finding, supporting and protecting people who go missing, and the people who miss them.