Social Consciousness in Legal Decision Making: Psychological Perspectives

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This book invites the legal and psychology communities to work together in solving some of our most pressing social problems. It examines four controversial areas involving people’s perceptions of others. The book is therefore a guide to understanding the valuable contribution of social scientific research in policy formulation in the law, and it addresses the role of psychology in substantive law and legal decision making.

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Overview

This book invites the legal and psychology communities to work together in solving some of our most pressing social problems. It examines four controversial areas involving people’s perceptions of others. The book is therefore a guide to understanding the valuable contribution of social scientific research in policy formulation in the law, and it addresses the role of psychology in substantive law and legal decision making.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441942760
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 11/4/2010
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 284
  • Sales rank: 1,292,399
  • Product dimensions: 0.62 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 6.14 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction Chapter 1: Law and Everyday Decision-Making: Rational, Descriptive, and Normative Models
Richard L. Wiener, University of Nebraska at Lincoln Unit I. Investigative Profiling: Legal Developments and Empirical Research Chapter 2: The Rhetoric of Racial Profiling
Sam R. Gross, University of Michigan Chapter 3: Racial Profiling, Attributions of Motive, and the Acceptance of Social Authority
Tom R. Tyler, New York University Chapter 4: Analysis Racial Profiling as a Minority Issue
Cynthia Willis-Esqueda, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Unit II. Affirmative Action: Legal Developments and Empirical Research Chapter 5: Affirmative Action and the Courts: From Plessy to Brown to Grutter, And Back?
Mark R. Killenbeck, University of Arkansas Chapter 6: The University of Michigan Cases: Social Scientific Studies of Diversity and
Fairness
Faye J. Crosby, University of California, Santa Cruz
Amy E. Smith, San Francisco State University Chapter 7: Social Science in the Courts: The View from Michigan
Steven L. Willborn, University of Nebraska-Lincoln Unit III. Workplace Discrimination: Legal Developments and Empirical Research in Sexual Harassment Chapter 8: How can we make our research on sexual harassment more useful in legal decision- making?
Barbara A. Guteks, University of Arizona Chapter 9: Totality of Circumstances in Sexual Harassment Decisions: A Decision Making Model
Richard L. Wiener, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Ryan J. Winter, Florida International University Chapter 10: What Can Researchers Tell the Courts, and What Can the Courts Tell Researchers about Sexual Harassment?
Brian H. Bornstein, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Meera Adya, Syracuse University Unit IV. Hate Speech and Hate Crimes: Legal Developments and Empirical Research Chapter 11: The Hate Crime Project and its Limitations: Evaluating the Societal Gains and Risk in Bias Crime Law Enforcement
Frederick M. Lawrence, George Washington University Chapter 12: Implications of automatic and controlled processes in stereotyping for hate crime perpetration and litigation
Margaret Bull Kovera, John Jay College of Criminal Justice Chapter 13: Implicit Bias and Hate Crimes: A Psychological Framework and Critical Race Theory Analysis
Jennifer S. Hunt, University of Nebraska at Lincoln Chapter 14: Psychology and Legal Decision Making: Where Should We Go From Here-Erin M. Richter, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Richard L. Wiener, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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