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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
  • Format: Paperback | 608 pages
  • Dimensions: 174mm x 247mm x 25mm | 910g
  • Publication date: 10 February 2014
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 1107650844
  • ISBN 13: 9781107650848
  • Edition: 4, Revised
  • Edition statement: 4th Revised edition
  • Sales rank: 167,016

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Now 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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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.