Psychological Problems, Social Issues, and the Law / Edition 2

Psychological Problems, Social Issues, and the Law / Edition 2

by Murray Levine, Leah Wallach, David M. Levine
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0205474543

ISBN-13: 9780205474547

Pub. Date: 10/25/2006

Publisher: Pearson

This book takes a historical and systems perspective to examine the interaction between the social science community and the law.

Each chapter contains an historical or a philosophical introduction to a problem, followed by discussion of the major legal issues and reviews of a wide range of research, including the experimental literature. In addition to

Overview

This book takes a historical and systems perspective to examine the interaction between the social science community and the law.

Each chapter contains an historical or a philosophical introduction to a problem, followed by discussion of the major legal issues and reviews of a wide range of research, including the experimental literature. In addition to covering many topics typically covered in psychology and law texts, Levine takes a social problem emphasis, dealing with such issues as abortion, intimate partner violence, divorce and custody, child protection, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780205474547
Publisher:
Pearson
Publication date:
10/25/2006
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
624
Sales rank:
800,892
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1

The American Legal System

CHAPTER 2

Social Science and Psychological Influences in Law

CHAPTER 3

Prediction, Bail,and the Tarasoff Duty

CHAPTER 4

Competence to Stand Trial, and Other Competencies

CHAPTER 5

Trial by Jury

CHAPTER 6

Miscarriages of Justice: False Confessions and Eyewitness Error

CHAPTER 7

The Insanity Defense

CHAPTER 8

The Death Penalty

CHAPTER 9

Juvenile Court and the Legal Processing of Children and Adolescents

CHAPTER 10

Protecting Children: Child Protection Proceedings

CHAPTER 11

Children and the Criminal Process

CHAPTER 12

Intimate Partner Violence

CHAPTER 13

Child Custody

CHAPTER 14

Abortion

CHAPTER 15

Sexual Harassment

Chapter 16

Psychological Tests and Discrimination in Education and in Employment

CHAPTER 17

Law, Ethics, and the Regulation of the Professions

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