Psychology and Law: An Empirical Perspective / Edition 1
  • Psychology and Law: An Empirical Perspective / Edition 1
  • Psychology and Law: An Empirical Perspective / Edition 1

Psychology and Law: An Empirical Perspective / Edition 1

by Neil Brewer
     
 

From the initial investigation of a crime to the sentencing of an offender, many everyday practices within the criminal justice system involve complex psychological processes. This volume analyzes the processes involved in such tasks as interviewing witnesses, detecting deception, and eliciting eyewitness reports and identification from adults and children. Factors

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Overview

From the initial investigation of a crime to the sentencing of an offender, many everyday practices within the criminal justice system involve complex psychological processes. This volume analyzes the processes involved in such tasks as interviewing witnesses, detecting deception, and eliciting eyewitness reports and identification from adults and children. Factors that influence decision making by jurors and judges are examined as well. Throughout, findings from experimental research are translated into clear recommendations for improving the quality of evidence and the fairness of investigative and legal proceedings. The book also addresses salient methodological questions and identifies key directions for future investigation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781593855901
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
08/17/2007
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
516
Sales rank:
1,474,489
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1. Psychology and Law Research: An Overview, Neil Brewer, Kipling D. Williams, and Carolyn Semmler

2. Investigative Interviewing, Martine B. Powell, Ronald P. Fisher, and Rebecca Wright

3. Deception Detection, Pär Anders Granhag and Aldert Vrij

4. Eyewitness Recall and Testimony, Ainat Pansky, Asher Koriat, and Morris Goldsmith

5. Children's Recall and Testimony, Jason J. Dickinson, Debra A. Poole, and Rachel L. Laimon

6. Eyewitness Identification, Neil Brewer, Nathan Weber, and Carolyn Semmler

7. False Memories, Matthew P. Gerrie, Maryanne Garry, and Elizabeth F. Loftus

8. Pretrial Publicity and Its Influence on Juror Decision Making, Christina A. Studebaker and Steven D. Penrod

9. Trial Strategy and Tactics, Kipling D. Williams and Andrew Jones

10. Simulation, Realism, and the Study of the Jury, Norbert L. Kerr and Robert M. Bray

11. The Psychology of Jury and Juror Decision Making, Lora M. Levett, Erin M. Danielsen, Margaret Bull Kovera, and Brian L. Cutler

12. The Comprehension of Judicial Instructions, James R. P. Ogloff and V. Gordon Rose

13. Dealing with the Guilty Offender, Jane Goodman-Delahunty, Lynne ForsterLee, and Robert ForsterLee

14. Helping Experimental Psychology Affect Legal Policy, Gary L. Wells

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