Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility / Edition 2

Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility / Edition 2

by Amina A Memon, Aldert Vrij, Ray Bull
     
 

How can psychology inform law and policing to help determine the accuracy of witnesses, victims and suspects?

This second edition of Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility is a substantially revised and exhaustive review of forensic research to do with credibility and the accuracy of evidence.

Throughout the book, Memon, Vrij and

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Overview

How can psychology inform law and policing to help determine the accuracy of witnesses, victims and suspects?

This second edition of Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility is a substantially revised and exhaustive review of forensic research to do with credibility and the accuracy of evidence.

Throughout the book, Memon, Vrij and Bull use their renowned expertise to focus on the practical relevance of research in areas such as:

  • criminal appearance stereotyping
  • assessment of the reliability of eyewitness evidence
  • non-verbal characteristics and physiological correlates of deception
  • improving practice in interviewing witnesses, in particular children and vulnerable adults
  • the use of and the study of juries in different countries

Aimed primarily at students and researchers in psychology, criminology and law, this book will also appeal to professionals in law and police work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470850619
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/11/2003
Series:
Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law Series, #16
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 9.69(h) x 0.65(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors.

Preface.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Telling and Detecting Lies.

Chapter 3. Facial Appearance and Criminality.

Chapter 4. Interviewing Suspects.

Chapter 5. Interviewing Witnesses.

Chapter 6. Psychological Factors in Eyewitness Testimony.

Chapter 7. False Memories.

Chapter 8. Jury Decision Making.

Chapter 9. The Role of Expert Witnesses.

References.

Index. 

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