I joined Middlesex University in 2003, and am currently the Programmme Leader for the BPS accredited MSc Forensic Psychology. I also teach forensic psychology at undergraduate level and pursue my research interests which centre around the operation of justice - particularly in the contexts of sexual vioence and terrorism. I have also recently developed research interests in internet trolling, and the application of 'fictive kinship' in understanding criminal behaviours.

In September 2011, together with colleagues Miranda Horvath and Susan Hansen, I organised the very successful inaugral Sexual Violence Conference at Middlesex University. Building on this success, we have run a series of sexual violence workshops for the British Psychological Society.

 

Selected Publications

Journal Articles:

Temkin, J., Gray, J.M. & Barrett, J. (under review). Never-ending stories: mythology in the modern rape trial. Journal of Law and Society.

Gray, J.M. (in revision). What contitues a 'reasonable belief in consent'? A thematic analysis. Journal of Sexual Aggression.

Gekoski, A., Adler, J.R. & Gray, J.M. (2013). Interviewing women bereaved by homicide: Reports of secondary vicitmization by the Criminal Justice System. International Review of Victimology, 19, 307 - 329.

Gekoski, A., Gray, J.M. & Adler, J.R. (2012). What Makes a Homicide Newsworthy? UK National Tabloid Newspaper Journalists Tell All. British Journal of Criminology, 52(6), 1212 - 1232.

Gekoski, A, Gray, J.M. & Adler, J.R. (2012). Interviewing women bereaved by homicide: An assessment of the impact of trauma focussed research. Psychology, Crime and Law, 18(2), 177-189.

Gekoski, A. & Gray, J.M. (2011) It may be true, but how's it helping?': UK police detectives' views of the operational usefulness of offender profiling. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 13 (2), 103 – 116.

Batson, A., Gudjonsson, G. & Gray, J.M. (2010). Attribution of blame for criminal acts and its relationship with psychopathy as measured by the Hare Psychopathic Checklist (PCL-SV). Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 21(1), 91 - 101.

Gray, J.M. Wilson, M.A. (2009). The Relative Risk Perception of Travel Hazards. Environment and Behaviour, 41 (2), 185-204.

Gray, J.M. Wilson, M.A. (2007) A detailed reliability analysis of the Sensation Seeking Scale in a UK sample. Personality and Individual Differences, 42(4), 641 - 651.

Gray, J.M. (2006). Rape Myth Beliefs and Prejudiced Decision Guidance: Effects on Decisions of Guilt in a Case of Date Rape. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 11(1),75-80.

Gray, J.M. Wilson, M.A. (2006). Understanding the 'War on Terrorism': Responses to 11th September 2001. Journal of Peace Research ,43(1),23-36.

Book:

Adler, J.R. & Gray, J.M. (2010) Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice (2nd Edition). Cullompton: Willan.

Book chapters:

Horvath, M.A.H. & Gray, J.M. (2013) Multiple Perpetrator rape in the courtroom. In M.A.H. Horvath and J. Woodhams (Eds.) Handbook on the Study of Multiple Perpetrator Rape: A Multidisciplinary Response to an Internatinal Problem. Abingdon: Routledge.

Adler, J.R. & Gray, J.M. (2010). Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice. In Adler, J.R. & Gray, J.M. Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice (2nd Edition). Cullompton: Willan.

Gray, J.M. & Gekoski, A.R. (2010). The investigation and prosecution of rape. In Adler, J.R. & Gray, J.M. Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice (2nd Edition). Cullompton: Willan.

Gray, J.M. What shapes public opinion of the justice system? In Gannon, T. Wood, J.L. (Eds.). The Criminal Justice System and public opinion: myths and realities. To be published Summer 2008.

Conferences

Gray, J.M. Costa, A. She didn't say no: Exploring the meaning of sexual consent. Psychology of Women Section Conference, 16th to 18th July 2008, Windsor, UK.

Gray, J.M. Costa, A. She didn't say no: Exploring the meaning of sexual consent. 18th European Association of Psychology and Law Conference, 2nd to 5th July 2008, Maastricht, Netherlands.

Gray, J.M. Adler, J.R. Adolescent's attitudes and behaviours around crime. British Psychological Society Social Psychology

Section Conference 6th September 2007, University of Kent, UK.

Gray, J.M. Wilson, M.A. Understanding the 'War on Terrorism': Responses to 11th September 2001. Submitted for presentation at International Society of Political Psychology Annual Scientific Meeting. 6th - 9th July 2003, Boston, USA.

Gray, J.M. Wilson, M.A. The impact of 11th September 2001: The deterrent effect on travel. British Psychological Society Annual Conference. 13th-16th March 2002, Blackpool, UK.

Gray, J.M. Clark, N.K. Rape myth beliefs and prejudiced decision guidance: their effects on decisions of guilt in a rape case. Division of Forensic Psychology of the BPS, delayed 2000 conference. 4th - 6th April 2001. DFP Junior Award Winning paper.

Administrative and professional duties/roles

Ethics team member

Qualifications

PhD Forensic Psychology (Kent)

MSc Forensic Psychology (Kent);

BSc Social Psychology (Kent)

I am also a Chartered Member, and Associate Fellowof the British Psychological Society.

  • Teaching forensic psychology, particularly sexual violnce, investigative psychology, and terrorism.
  • Supervision of undergradute and postgraduate dissertations, and also PhD supervision within the above research topics.

 

Edited book:

Adler, J.R. & Gray, J.M. (2010). Forensic Psychology: Concepts, Debates and Practice (2nd Edition). Cullompton: Willan.

 

  • Investigation and prosecution of rape
  • The effects of rape myths
  • Sexual consent
  • Attitudes to the Criminal Justice System
  • Decline of terrorist groups
  • Conceptualisation of terrorism
  • Terrorism and responses to it as communication
  • Internet trolling
  • Fictive kinship and criminality

Recent research projects have included: 1) The operation of rape myths in the courts; 2) Understanding sexual consent; 3) Understanding of Internet Trolling.

Research Publications

It may be true, but how's it helping? UK police detectives' views of the operational usefulness of offender profiling

Gekoski, Anna and Gray, Jacqueline M. (2011) It may be true, but how's it helping? UK police detectives' views of the operational usefulness of offender profiling. International Journal of Police Science & Management, 13 (2). pp. 103-116. ISSN 1461-3557

Interviewing women bereaved by homicide: reports of secondary victimization by the criminal justice system

Gekoski, Anna and Adler, Joanna R. and Gray, Jacqueline M. (2013) Interviewing women bereaved by homicide: reports of secondary victimization by the criminal justice system. International Review of Victimology . pp. 1-23. ISSN 0269-7580

Multiple perpetrator rape in the courtroom

Horvath, Miranda A. H. and Gray, Jacqueline M. (2013) Multiple perpetrator rape in the courtroom. In: Handbook on the study of multiple perpetrator rape: a multidisciplinary response to an international problem. Horvath, Miranda A. H. and Woodhams, Jessica , eds. Issues in Forensic Psychology . Routledge, London, pp. 214-234. ISBN 9780415500449

Developments in the treatment for substance misuse offending

LeBoutillier, Nicholas and Love, Beverly (2010) Developments in the treatment for substance misuse offending. In: Forensic psychology: concepts, debates and practice. Adler, Joanna R. and Gray, Jacqueline M. , eds. Willan Publishing, Abingdon, pp. 329-348. ISBN 9781843924142

Self-harm in prisons: dominant models and (mis)understandings

Marzano, Lisa (2010) Self-harm in prisons: dominant models and (mis)understandings. In: Forensic psychology: concepts, debates and practice. Adler, Joanna R. and Gray, Jacqueline M. , eds. Willan, pp. 486-507. ISBN 9781843924142

What makes a homicide newsworthy? UK national tabloid newspaper journalists tell all

Gekoski, Anna and Gray, Jacqueline M. and Adler, Joanna R. (2012) What makes a homicide newsworthy? UK national tabloid newspaper journalists tell all. British Journal of Criminology . ISSN 0007-0955

Without fear or favour, prejudice of ill will: magistrates sentencing decisions

Ormerod, Pamela R and Adler, Joanna R. (2010) Without fear or favour, prejudice of ill will: magistrates sentencing decisions. In: Forensic Psychology, concepts, debates and practice. Adler, Joanna R. and Gray, Jacqueline M. , eds. Willan, Abingdon, pp. 123-144. ISBN 9781843924142

It may be true, but how’s it helping? UK police detectives’ views of the operational usefulness of offender profiling

Gekoski, Anna and Gray, Jacqueline M. (2011) It may be true, but how’s it helping? UK police detectives’ views of the operational usefulness of offender profiling. International Journal of Police Science and Management, 13 (2). pp. 103-116. ISSN 1461-3557

Interviewing women bereaved by homicide: assessing the impact of trauma-focused research

Gekoski, Anna and Gray, Jacqueline M. and Adler, Joanna R. (2011) Interviewing women bereaved by homicide: assessing the impact of trauma-focused research. Psychology, Crime and Law , 18 (2). pp. 177-189. ISSN 1068-316X

11th September 2001: the deterrent effect on travel.

Gray, Jacqueline M. and Wilson, Margaret A. (2002) 11th September 2001: the deterrent effect on travel. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society, 10 (2). ISSN 1350-472X

Gray, J.M. (May to July 2013) Developing a measure of public attitudes to internet trolling.£2016 Middlesex University School of Health and Education.

This funding has allowed for a pilot project to be carried out to develop and test a measure of public attitudes to internet trolling. This will form the basis of future work to attempt to understand the conceptual distinctions, and acceptability (or otherwise) of a range of online behaviuors.

 

Gray, J.M. & Temkin, J. (August to December 2010) Rape myths in the courtroom. £17, 862 Nuffield Foundation

This project consisted of the observation of rape trials in the London and South East area, to identify whether rape myths are still being used in these cases. The observations weer supplemented by interviews with the barristers acting in the trials, to explore their understanding of these ideas, and their views on the way in which the are, and should be, used in court.