Applying Psychology to Criminal Justice / Edition 1

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The book will be organized into 5 parts, which will distinguish different stages in the criminal justice process. Each part will have an introduction from the editors. Part 1 introduces the inter-disciplinary project and demonstrates the contribution that psychology and the other behavioural sciences can contribute to the criminal justice process. Part 2 focuses on Investigations, Fact-finding and Proof, while Part 3 examines Decision making within the court system. Part 4 deals with legal concepts and Part 5 will pull the book's themes together in a section entitled Law and Science.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780470015155
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/24/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 328
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

All of the editors are based at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at Portsmouth University, which is the UK’s largest provider of criminal justice courses. David Carson is Reader in Law and Behavioural Sciences and is qualified as a lawyer. Becky Milne and Francis Pakes are both senior lecturers at the Institute. Karen Shalev is a lecturer, and Andrea Shawyer is a university tutor.

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Table of Contents

About the editors.



Chapter 1 Psychology and law: A science to be applied (David Carson, Becky Milne, Francis Pakes, Karen Shalev and Andrea Shawyer).

Chapter 2 Eyewitness Identification (Ronald P. Fisher & Margaret C. Reardon).

Chapter 3 Behavioural science and the law: Investigation (John G. D. Grieve).

Chapter 4 Investigative interviewing: the role of research (Becky Milne, Gary Shaw and Ray Bull).

Chapter 5 Credibility assessments in a legal context (Aldert Vrij).

Chapter 6 Fact finding and evidence (Jenny McEwan).

Chapter 7 A psychology and law of fact finding? (David Carson).

Chapter 8 Criminal responsibility (Susan Dennison).

Chapter 9 Criminal thinking (Emma Palmer).

Chapter 10 The Mentally Disordered Offender: Disenablers for the Delivery of Justice (Jane Winstone and Francis Pakes).

Chapter 11 Decision making in criminal justice (Edie Greene and Leslie Ellis).

Chapter 12 A behavioral science perspective on identifying and managing hindsight bias and unstructured  judgment: Implications for legal decision making (Kirk Heilbrun and Jacey Erickson).

Chapter 13 To decide or not to decide: Decision making and decision avoidance in critical incidents (Marie Eyre and Laurence Alison).

Chapter 14 Processes: Proving guilt, disproving innocence (David Carson).

Chapter 15 The changing nature of adversarial, inquisitorial and Islamic trials (Francis Pakes).

Chapter 16 Misapplication of Psychology in Court (Peter J. van Koppen).

Chapter 17 Identifying liability for organizational errors (David Carson).

Chapter 18 Applying Key Civil Law concepts (David Carson, Becky Milne, Francis Pakes, Karen Shalev and Andrea Shawyer).


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