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Forensic and Legal Psychology: Psychological Science Applied to Law

Format:  Hardcover,

388 pages

Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education

Publish Date: Dec 2010

ISBN-13: 9781429205788

ISBN-10: 1429205784

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Using research in clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, "Forensic and Legal Psychology" shows how psychological science can enhance the gathering and presentation of evidence, improve legal decision-making, prevent crime, rehabilitate criminals, and promote justice. Although the emphasis is on psychological research, the textbook makes extensive use of actual cases and real trials to engage students and to illustrate the relevance of research findings. Written in a clear, student-friendly style, "Forensic and Legal Psychology "is designed for both the psychology and law AND forensic psychology class. Visit the preview site for more information: www.worthpublishers.com/costanzokrausspreview

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Publisher: Macmillan Higher Education
Publish Date: Dec 2010
ISBN-13: 9781429205788
ISBN-10: 1429205784
Format: Hardcover
Number of Pages: 388
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.98
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 7.5 x 9.5 x 1.0
Walmart No.: 9781429205788

Chapter outline

Psychology and Law: An Ambivalent Alliance
Interrogations and Confessions
Lie Detection
The Psychology of Forensic Identification: DNA, Fingerprints, and Physical Trace Evidence
Criminal Profiling and Psychological Autopsies
Jury Selection
Eyewitness Identification and Testimony
Competence to Stand Trial
The Insanity Defense
Battered Woman Syndrome, Rape Trauma Syndrome, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
Interviewing Children and Memories of Sexual Abuse
Child Custody Disputes and Parental Competence
Juries and Judges as Decision-Makers
Predicting Violent Behavior: The Psychology of Risk Assessment
Workplace Law: Harassment, Discrimination, and Fairness
Corrections: Sentencing, Probation, Prison, and Parole
The Death Penalty

Book description

Using research in clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, Forensic and Legal Psychology shows how psychological science can enhance the gathering and presentation of evidence, improve legal decision-making, prevent crime, rehabilitate criminals, and promote justice. Although the emphasis is on psychological research, the textbook makes extensive use of actual cases and real trials to engage students and to illustrate the relevance of research findings. Written in a clear, student-friendly style, Forensic and Legal Psychology is designed for both the psychology and law AND forensic psychology class.
Visit the preview site for more information: www.worthpublishers.com/costanzokrausspreview

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