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The author team for WRIGHTSMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM, Sixth Edition combines complementary expertise, active research, writing careers, and real world experience (as consultants working within the legal system) to produce a comprehensive text that is unparalleled in scholarship and writing style. The authorship, research base and comprehensive coverage make this text popular with instructors and students. This text demonstrates the importance of psychology to understanding the legal system and the impact on individuals' everyday lives through the use of real cases and questions formed to create discussions of these cases.
1. Psychology and the Law: Impossible Choices. 2. The Legal System and its Players. 3. Psychology of Crime. 4. Psychology of Police. 5. Crime Investigation: Witnesses. 6. Identification and Evaluation of Criminal Suspects. 7. Between Arrest and Trial. 8. Forensic Assessment in Criminal Cases: Competence and Insanity. 9. Forensic Assessment in Civil Cases. 10. The Trial Process. 11. Jury Trials I: Jury Represtantativeness and Selection. 12. Jury Trials II: Concerns and Reforms. 13. Psychology of Victims. 14. Children, Adolescents, and the Law. 15. Punishment, Sentencing, and Corrections.