Psychology and Law: A Critical Introduction

Psychology and Law: A Critical Introduction

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By (author) Andreas Kapardis

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  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Format: Online resource
  • Publication date: 5 June 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 0511813767
  • ISBN 13: 9780511813764
  • Edition: 3, Revised
  • Edition statement: Updated edition

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Fully revised and expanded, this third edition of Psychology and Law: A Critical Introduction is a discussion of contemporary debates at the interface between psychology and criminal law. Features new sections on restorative justice, police prejudice and discrimination, terrorism and profiling offenders. Other topics include critiques of eyewitness testimony, the role of the jury, sentencing as a human process, the psychologist as expert witness, persuasion in the courtroom, detecting deception, and psychology and the police. Each chapter is supported by case studies and further reading. Andreas Kapardis draws on sources from Europe, North America and Australia to provide an expert investigation of the subjectivity and human fallibility inherent in our systems of justice. He suggests ways for minimising undesirable influences on crucial judicial decision-making. International and broad-ranging, this book is the authoritative work on psycho-legal enquiry for students and professionals in psychology, law, criminology, social work and law enforcement.

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Andreas Kapardis is Professor of Legal Psychology in the Department of Law at the University of Cyprus.

Table of contents

List of case studies; Acknowledgments; Foreword David P. Farrington; 1. Psycho-legal research: an introduction; 2. Eyewitnesses: key issues and event characteristics; 3. Eyewitnesses: the perpetrator and interviewing; 4. Children as witnesses; 5. The jury; 6. Sentencing as a human process, victims, and restorative justice; 7. The psychologists as expert witnesses; 8. Detecting deception; 9. Witness recognition procedures; 10. Psychology and the police.