Mandeep K. Dhami, Ph.D., is a Senior Researcher at the Institute of Criminology, University of Cambridge. She has held academic positions at the University of Victoria, Canada, University of Maryland, United States, and the Max Planck Institute, Germany. She has also had visiting appointments at the University of Granada, Spain, and Charles Sturt University, Australia.
Mandeep has a background in psychology and criminology, and her interests are in judgment and decision making (including risk), and criminal justice. She has published research on, for example, judicial, juror, offender, and police decision making, youth risk perceptions and risk taking, adaptation to imprisonment, and restorative justice (victim-offender mediation). More recently, she has done work for the military on intelligence analysis, social influence, and the Afghan police.
Her research has been funded by grants from the British Academy, Arts and Humanities Research Council, Ministry of Justice, and Ministry of Defence. She has received several awards for her research, including awards from Division 9 of the American Psychological Association, and the European Society of Judgment and Decision Making.
Mandeep is on the editorial boards of Perspectives on Psychological Science, the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, and Judgment and Decision Making. She is also a Fellow of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues.
She has advised criminal justice, defence and security agencies, and trained judges, magistrates, and police officers. Mandeep has work experience as a psychologist in English prisons, and as an outreach worker in restorative justice programs in Canada.
- Applied Social Psychology
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Law and Public Policy
- Social Cognition
- Dhami, M. K., Schlottmann, A., & Waldmann, M. (2013). (Eds.). Judgment and decision making as a skill: Learning, development and evolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
- Dhami, M. K. (2008). On measuring quantitative interpretations of reasonable doubt. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 14, 353-363.
- Dhami, M. K. (2008). Youth auto theft: A survey of a general population of Canadian youth. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 50, 187-209.
- Dhami, M. K. (2007). White-collar prisoners’ perceptions of audience reaction. Deviant Behavior, 28, 57-77.
- Dhami, M. K. (2005). Prisoner disenfranchisement policy: A threat to democracy? Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy, Special Issue: Psychological Perspectives on Threats to Democracy, 5, 235-247.
- Dhami, M. K., Ayton, P., & Loewenstein, G. (2007). Adaptation to imprisonment: Indigenous or imported? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 34, 1085-1100.
- Dhami, M. K., Hoglund, W., Leadbeater, B., & Boone, E. (2005). Gender-linked risks for peer physical and relational victimization in the context of school-level poverty in first grade. Social Development, 14, 532-549.
- Dhami, M. K., & Mandel, D. R. (2012). Crime as risk taking. Psychology, crime and law, 18, 389-403.
- Dhami, M. K., Mandel, D. R., Loewenstein, G., & Ayton, P. (2006). Prisoners’ positive illusions of their post-release success. Law and Human Behavior, 30, 631-647.
- Dhami, M. K., Mantle, G., & Fox, D. (2009). Restorative justice in prisons. Contemporary Justice Review, 12, 433-448.
- Garcia-Retamero, R., & Dhami, M. K. (2009). Take-the-best in expert-novice decision strategies for residential burglary. Psychonomic Bulletin and Review, 16, 163-169.
- Snook, B., Dhami, M. K., & Kavanagh, J. (in press). Simply criminal: Predicting burglars’ occupancy decisions with a simple heuristic. Law and Human Behavior.
- Souza, K. A., & Dhami, M. K. (2008). A study of volunteers in community-based restorative justice programs. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 50, 31-57.
- Souza, K. S., & Dhami, M. K. (2010). First-time and recurrent inmates’ experiences of imprisonment. Criminal Justice and Behavior.
- Dhami, M. K. (2006). Legal decision making: Psychological reality meets legal idealism. In B. Brooks and M. Freeman (Eds.), Law and psychology (pp. 49-76). Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Institute of Criminology
University of Cambridge
Cambridge CB3 9DA
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