Psychology and Law: The State of the Discipline / Edition 1

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As law is instituted by society to serve society, there can be no ques tion that psychology plays an important and inevitable role in the leg al process, clarifying or complicating legal issues. In this enlighten ing text, Roesch, Hart, Ogloff, and the contributors review all the ke y areas of the use of psychological expertise in civil, criminal, and family law. An impressive selection of academic scholars and legal pro fessionals discusses the contributions that psychology brings to the l egal arena.

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Contributors review key areas of the use of psychological expertise in civil, criminal, and family law, in papers on human behavior in the trial process, forensic assessment and treatment, issues in civil law, and ethics and professional issues. Topics include witnesses and the validity of reports, preventing mistaken convictions in eyewitness identification trials, and forensic assessment. Other subjects are predicting violence in mentally ill and personality disordered people, and new "best interests" standards for children in courts. For students, practitioners, and researchers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780306459504
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 2/28/1999
  • Series: Perspectives in Law and Psychology Series, #10
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1999
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 459
  • Product dimensions: 0.97 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Psychology and Law: An Overview; J.R.P. Ogloff, D. Finkelman. I: Human Behavior in the Trial Process. 2. Juries: The Current State of the Empirical Literature; M.T. Nietzel, et al. 3. Witnesses to Crime: Social and Cognitive Factors Governing the Validity of People's Reports; G.L. Wells, et al. 4. Preventing Mistaken Convictions in Eyewitness Identification Trials: The Case against Traditional Safeguards; S.D. Penrod, B. Cutler. II: Forensic Assessment and Treatment. 5. Forensic Assessment; R.B. Nicholson. 6. Predicting Violence in Mentally and Personality Disordered Individuals; K.S. Douglas, C.D. Webster. 7. Forensic Treatment: A Review of Programs and Research; K. Heilbrun, P. Griffin. 8. Civil Law: Employment and Discrimination; J. Goodman-Delahunty. 9. Best Interests of the Child: New Twists on an Old Theme; M.B. Liss, M.J. McKinley-Pace. IV: Ethics and Professional Issues. 10. Preparing for Two Cultures: Education and Training in Law and Psychology; D.N. Bersoff. 11. Ethical and Legal Contours of Forensic Psychology; J.R.P. Ogloff. Appendix. Index.
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