Psychology and Law: An Empirical Perspective

Psychology and Law: An Empirical Perspective

by Neil Brewer
     
 

ISBN-10: 1593851227

ISBN-13: 9781593851224

Pub. Date: 03/22/2005

Publisher: Guilford Publications, Inc.

From the initial investigation of a crime to the sentencing of an offender, a wide range of practices within the criminal justice system draw on psychological knowledge. In this book, prominent cognitive and social psychology researchers analyze the processes involved in such tasks as interviewing witnesses, detecting deception, and eliciting eyewitness reports and

Overview

From the initial investigation of a crime to the sentencing of an offender, a wide range of practices within the criminal justice system draw on psychological knowledge. In this book, prominent cognitive and social psychology researchers analyze the processes involved in such tasks as interviewing witnesses, detecting deception, and eliciting eyewitness reports and identification from adults and children. Also analyzed are factors that influence decision making by jurors and judges, including the persuasive strategies used by lawyers. 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:
9781593851224
Publisher:
Guilford Publications, Inc.
Publication date:
03/22/2005
Pages:
516
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x (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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