The Psychology of the Courtroom

The Psychology of the Courtroom

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This volume critically examines the psychological theory and research relevant to the courtroom trial. The contributers stress organizing and integrating existing work, as well as identifying gaps in knowledge and topics for future research. The text discusses common courtroom roles involving defendant and victim, juror, jury, judge and witness; as well as problems involving court procedures, methodological issues for research, and innovation in the courts. This volume is intended to fill a need for both integrative and broad-based summary, and critical review of the expanding empirical literature focusing on various courtroom participants and problems.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 370 pages
  • 149.86 x 226.06 x 17.78mm | 476.27g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • references, index
  • 0124049214
  • 9780124049215

Table of contents

Part 1 Courtroom procedures and key actors: the psychology of courtroom procedure, E.A. Lind; jury selection, V.P. Hans and N. Vidmar; effects of defendants' and victims' charactristics on jurors' verdicts, F.C. Dane and L.S. Wrightsman. Part 2 Testimony: The reliability of eyewitness testimony - a psychological perspective, S. Penrod et al; factors affecting assessments of witness credibility, G.R. Miller and J.K. Burgoon. Part 3 Courtroom decision makers: cognitive process in the individual juror, M.F. Kaplan; the social psychology of jury deliberations - structure, process and product, G. Stasser etl; the psychology of judging, A Champagne and S. Nagel. Part 4 Problems and prospects for research on the psychology of the courtroom: methodological considerations in the study of the psychology of the courtroom, R.M. Bray and N.L. Kerr; innovation and change in the courtroom, M.J. Saks.
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