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.
Edie Greene earned her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology and law from the University of Washington in 1983, served as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of Washington from 1983-1986, and is currently a professor of psychology at the University of Colorado, Colorado Springs.
Kirk Heilbrun earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Texas at Austin in 1980 and completed his postdoctoral fellowship in psychology and criminal justice at Florida State University from 1981-1982. He is currently a professor of psychology and head of the Department of Psychology at Drexel University.
William H. Fortune received his J.D. from the University of Kentucky in 1964 and is currently an Alumni Professor of Law at the University of Kentucky at Lexington.
Michael T. Nietzel earned his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1973 and is currently President of Missouri State University.
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.