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    DescriptionThis book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date discussion of contemporary debates at the interface between psychology and criminal law. The topics surveyed include critiques of eyewitness testimony; the jury; sentencing as a human process; the psychologist as expert witness; persuasion in the courtroom; detecting deception; and psychology and the police. Kapardis draws on sources from Europe, North America and Australia to provide an expert investigation of the subjectivity and human fallibility inherent in our system of justice. He also provides suggestions for minimising undesirable influences on crucial judicial decision-making. International in its scope and broad-ranging in its research, 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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    Title
    Psychology and Law
    Subtitle
    A Critical Introduction
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Andreas Kapardis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 440
    Width: 194 mm
    Height: 252 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 1,039 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521825306
    ISBN 10: 052182530X
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JMK, JM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JMH, LNF
    Ingram Subject Code: LE
    Libri: I-LE
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 04
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 17780
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 06
    B&T General Subject: 490
    BISAC V2.8: PSY014000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: LAW000000, PSY003000
    B&T Approval Code: A39010200
    BISAC V2.8: PSY000000
    DC21: 340.19
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Approval Code: A11760000
    DC22: 340.19
    LC subject heading: ,
    DC22: 340/.19
    LC classification: K487.P75 K36 2003
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: LNF, JM
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    03 March 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Andreas Kapardis is Professor of Legal Philosophy, Social and Political Sciences Department, University of Cyprus
    Review quote
    'One of the most striking features of this text is the inherent comprehensibility ... providing a good summary of the key issues in psychology and law, this book would make excellent supplementary reading for any forensic psychology or psychology and law course.' The Psychologist 'For those whose interests and/or work involve them in the operation of the criminal law, this book contains a thorough and objective review of psychological research into issues commonly encountered ... it provides suggestions for the future for legal psychology to benefit the development of criminal law. it will undoubtedly contribute to the knowledge of those who take the time to study it.' The Queensland Lawyer 'I found Kapardis' approach very refreshing. ... The book has a strong international feel ... I would definitely recommend this book to students studying legal psychology as well as criminology. In my opinion, it is also worth having on the shelf if you are a chartered psychologist working in some capacity with the courts.' The British Journal of Forensic Practice
    Table of contents
    1. Psycholegal research: an introduction; 2. Eyewitness testimony: legal, methodological, cognitive aspects and event characteristics; 3. Eyewitness testimony: witness, perpetrator and interrogational variables; 4. Children as witnesses; 5. The jury; 6. Sentencing as a human process; 7. The psychologist as expert witness; 8. Persuasion in the courtroom; 9. Detecting deception; 10. Witness recognition procedures; 11. Psychology and the police; 12. Conclusions.