The Implicit Relation of Psychology and Law: Women and Syndrome Evidence

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Overview

From a feminist perspective, the authors critically review the current use of psychology in law and identify a powerful collusion between the two fields which works actively against the interests of women. They provide support for their argument in such areas as child abuse, domestic violence, rape and abortion.
This groundbreaking international text draws on both research findings and case material from various countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa as well as the USA and Great Britain.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415147828
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 247
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Fiona E. Raitt is an experienced solicitor and a senior lecturer in law. M. Suzanne Zeedyk is a lecturer in psychology and co-editor of the Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology. Both are at the University of Dundee.

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Table of Contents

Table of cases
Preface
Acknowledgements
1 Introduction 1
2 The explicit relation 11
3 The implicit relation 36
4 Battered Woman's Syndrome 63
5 Rape Trauma Syndrome 87
6 Premenstrual Syndrome 109
7 False Memory Syndrome 135
8 Moving beyond the implicit relation 162
Notes 185
References 192
Name index 217
Subject index 225
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