Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System / Edition 8

Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System / Edition 8

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by Edith Greene, Kirk Heilbrun
     
 


The author team for WRIGHTSMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM, Seventh 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… See more details below

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The author team for WRIGHTSMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM, Seventh 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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781133956563
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
01/01/2013
Pages:
496
Sales rank:
81,682
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents


1. Psychology and the law: Choices and roles. 2. The legal system: Issues, structure, and players. 3. Psychology of Crime. 4. Psychology of Police. 5. Crime investigation: Witnesses. 6. Evaluating Criminal Suspects. 7. Between arrest and trial. 8. Forensic assessment in juvenile and criminal cases. 9. Forensic assessment in civil cases. 10. The trial process. 11. Jury representativeness and selection. 12. The jury: Decision processes and reforms. 13. Psychology of victims of crime and violence. 14. Psychology of punishment and sentencing. 15. Juvenile and adult corrections.

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