Psychology and Law

Psychology and Law : A Critical Introduction

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This 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.show more

Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Melbourne, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 1139165194
  • 9781139165198

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."..for established researchers who are looking for a collection of empirical data with an international perspective, this text will be a valuable resource." Contemporary Psychology This book is the authoritative work for students and professionals in psychology and law. ..".for established researchers who are looking for a collection of empirical data with an international perspective, this text will be a valuable resource." Contemporary Psychologyshow more

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.show more