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Known for its emphasis on research and its extensive integration of current cases and law, Curt and Anne Bartol's PSYCHOLOGY AND LAW offers balanced coverage the ways that psychology interacts with the legal system. The authors instill in students a critical understanding not only of psychological research within the context of law, but also a working knowledge of the legal system.
1. Introduction. 2. Psychological Assessment, Testing, and the Law. 3. Psychology and the Courts: An Overview. 4. Mental Health Law: Competencies and Criminal Responsibility. 5. Mental Health Law: Civil Commitment. 6. The Psychology of the Jury: Procedural Considerations. 7. The Psychology of the Jury: Jury Decision Making. 8. The Psychology of Evidence: Eyewitness Testimony. 9. Psychology of Evidence and Related Issues. 10. Correctional Psychology. 11. Psychology and Family Law. 12. Juvenile Delinquency and Justice. 13. The Psychology of Criminal Behavior. 14. The Psychology of Law Enforcement.