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    Psychology and Law: A Critical Introduction (Online resource) By (author) Andreas Kapardis

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    DescriptionNow in its fourth edition, Psychology and Law is a comprehensive guide to the complex interactions between psychology and criminal law. Andreas Kapardis explores contemporary psycho-legal issues both in and out of the courtroom, from eyewitness testimony, investigative interviewing, jury decision making, and sentencing as a human process, to restorative justice, terrorism, police prejudice and offender profiling. The book draws upon sources from Europe, North America and Australia to investigate the subjectivity and human fallibility inherent in our systems of justice. It suggests ways of minimising undesirable influences on judicial decision making, and discusses procedures for dealing with witnesses and suspects. Fully revised and with greater emphasis on relevant law, Psychology and Law remains the leading text on legal psychology for students and practitioners 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: Online resource
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781107282254
    ISBN 10: 110728225X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: LAW
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S5.4
    BIC subject category V2: JMK, JMH, LNF
    BISAC V2.8: PSY003000
    DC21: 340.19
    LC subject heading: , , ,
    LC classification: K487.P75 K
    Edition
    4, Revised
    Edition statement
    4th Revised edition
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    05 May 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Author Information
    Andreas Kapardis is Professor of Legal Psychology and Acting Chairman of the Department of Law, University of Cyprus.
    Table of contents
    1. Psycholegal research: an introduction David Farrington; 2. Eyewitnesses: key issues and event characteristics; 3. Eyewitnesses: the perpetrator and interviewing; 4. Children as witnesses; 5. The jury; 6. Sentencing as human process, victims and restorative justice; 7. Psychologists as expert witnesses Ian Freckelton; 8. Detecting deception; 9. Witness recognition procedures; 10. Psychology and the police.