Associate Professor of Psychology and Social Behavior, and Criminology, Law and Society
Ph.D. University of Southern California
4312 Social and Behavioral Sciences Gateway
psychology & law; judgment and decision making; violence risk assessment
Nicholas Scurich is an associate professor with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychology & Social Behavior, and the Department Criminology, Law & Society. He earned his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Southern California in 2012, and was tenured 4 years later. Professor Scurich has published over 40 peer-review journal articles, book chapters, and law review articles on a variety of topics related to judgment and decision making in the law and violence risk assessment. His research has been funded by state and federal agencies, and he has received numerous scholarly awards, including the Saleem Shah award for early career excellence from the American Psychological Association (Division 41) and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and the distinction of “Rising Star” by the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Professor Scurich teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in Psychology & Law, Forensic Psychology, and Advanced Research Methods.