Nicholas Scurich, Ph.D.
Nicholas Scurich, PhD, is a tenured professor of Psychology and Criminology at the University of California, Irvine. In 2017 he joined TAG as a consultant and lecturer in workplace misconduct mitigation.
Dr. Scurich's focus on misconduct risk assessment has included scientific studies of how to assess the risk of misconduct, how to deter dangerous behavior, how to make scientifically informed decisions about risky individuals, and how to communicate risk information.
He frequently consults for the Department of Homeland Security on issues related to risk assessment and security. For example, he has worked with the TSA to help develop novel approaches to allocating security resources and screening of airline passengers based on risk.
He has published over 50 peer reviewed journal articles, book chapters and law review articles on a variety of different topics at the intersection of psychology, criminology, and law, and he has won several major awards, including an award for early career excellence from the American Psychological Association (Division 41) and the American Academy of Forensic Psychology.
Dr. Scurich was educated at the University of Southern California.
In addition to teaching and conducting research, Professor Scurich often lectures to private, state, and federal agencies and to professional audiences in psychology, law, and other disciplines.