Law and Psychology: The Broadening of the Discipline

Law and Psychology: The Broadening of the Discipline

by James R. Ogloff
     
 

ISBN-10: 0890894752

ISBN-13: 9780890894750

Pub. Date: 06/28/1992

Publisher: Carolina Academic Press

As the area of law and psychology continues to develop and expand, it becomes ever more difficult to offer a simple answer to the question, "What is psychology and law?" Law and Psychology: The Broadening of the Discipline, offers a picture of some of the traditional and innovative areas of research and scholarly thinking that fall within law and psychology. The book…  See more details below

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As the area of law and psychology continues to develop and expand, it becomes ever more difficult to offer a simple answer to the question, "What is psychology and law?" Law and Psychology: The Broadening of the Discipline, offers a picture of some of the traditional and innovative areas of research and scholarly thinking that fall within law and psychology. The book is broken into five general areas of law and psychology: Children and the Law; Criminal Responsibility; Mental Health Policy; Jury Instructions and Jury Decisionmaking; and Civil Law and Psychology. Law and psychology is beginning to be recognized as a valuable subspecialty of both psychology and law. The chapters in this book will serve both as examples of the kind of work psycho-legal scholars perform and as sources of information from which future work will flow. Because of its breadth and depth, the information presented should be of use to both psycho-legal scholars and students who wish to gain a better understanding of some traditional and developing areas of law and psychology.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780890894750
Publisher:
Carolina Academic Press
Publication date:
06/28/1992
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
464

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
Sect. IChildren and the Law
1The Significance of Law in the Everyday Lives of Children and Families11
2Fighting Fragmentation: Coordination of Services for Children and Families51
3Dispositional Decisionmaking in the Juvenile Justice System: An Empirical Study of the Use of Offense and Offender Information71
Sect. IICriminal Responsibility
4Psychodynamics and the Insanity Defense: Ordinary Common Sense and Heuristic Reasoning109
5The Psychopath and the Definition of "Mental Disease or Defect" Under the Model Penal Code Test of Insanity: A Question of Psychology or a Question of Law?139
6Empirical Research Regarding the Insanity Defense: How Much Do We Really Know?171
Sect. IIIMental Health Policy
7The Potential of Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A New Approach to Psychology and the Law211
8Using Community Mental Health Centers to Provide Comprehensive Mental Health Services to Local Jails241
9Treatment of the Mentally Disabled: Rethinking the Community-First Idea261
10Lawyer Psychopathology: Development, Prevalence, and Intervention281
Sect. IVJury Instructions and Jury Decisionmaking
11The Law and Psychology of Jury Instructions305
12Reviewing the Empirical Evidence on Jury Racism: Findings of Discrimination or Discriminatory Findings?331
Sect. VCivil Law and Psychology
13Expanding Psycholegal Inquiry: The Analysis of Attitudes toward Corporate Responsibility355
14A Psycholegal and Empirical Approach to the Medical Standard of Care381
Index of Cases425
Index of Names433
Index of Subjects447
Contributors453

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