Psychology and Law: Bridging the Gap

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"This important book captures contemporary attempts to build bridges between the two very different disciplines of law and psychology, and establish the true nature of the interaction between the two." "It is unusual both in including contributions from lawyers, psychologists, sociologists and criminologists as well as in the very diverse range of jurisdictions from which they come, including the USA, Europe and Australia. The book sets out to bridge the inherent gap between the practice of law and the profession of psychology at an international level." The book will be essential reading not only for academics and professionals in psychology, the law, and related disciplines, wishing to understand the broadening base of psychology within the legal process but also for students trying to form an understanding of the emerging science and the associated career opportunities for this exciting field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780754626602
  • Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/30/2008
  • Series: Psychology, Crime and Law Series
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 276
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

1 In the Kingdom of the Blind David Canter Canter, David 1

2 Contemporary Challenges in Investigative Psychology: Revisiting the Canter Offender Profiling Equations Donna Youngs Youngs, Donna 23

3 Lie Detectors and the Law: The Use of the Polygraph in Europe Ewout H. Meijer Meijer, Ewout H. Peter J. van Koppen van Koppen, Peter J. 31

4 Eyewitness Research: Theory and Practice Amina Memon Memon, Amina 51

5 Identification in Court Andrew Roberts Roberts, Andrew David Ormerod Ormerod, David 65

6 Profiling Evidence in the Courts Ian Freckelton Freckelton, Ian 79

7 Implications of Heterogeneity among Individuals with Antisocial Behaviour Henrik Andershed Andershed, Henrik Anna-Karin Andershed Andershed, Anna-Karin 103

8 From Crime to Tort: Criminal Acts, Civil Liability and the Behavioral Science Daniel B. Kennedy Kennedy, Daniel B. Jason R. Sakis Sakis, Jason R. 119

9 The Consequences of Prison Life: Notes on the New Psychology of Prison Effects Craig Haney Haney, Craig 143

10 Psychopathy as an Important Forensic Construct: Past, Present and Future David J. Cooke Cooke, David J. 167

11 Key Considerations and Problems in Assessing Risk for Violence Michael R. Davis Davis, Michael R. James R. P. Ogloff Ogloff, James R. P. 191

12 Computer-assisted Violence Risk Assessment among People with Mental Disorder John Monahan Monahan, John 211

13 Does the Law Use Even a Small Proportion of What Legal Psychology has to Offer? Viktoras Justickis Justickis, Viktoras 223

14 'They're an Illusion to Me Now': Forensic Ethics, Sanism and Pretextuality Michael L. Perlin Perlin, Michael L. 239

Index 255

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