Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System / Edition 7

Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System / Edition 7

by Edith Greene, Kirk Heilbrun, William H. Fortune, Michael T. Nietzel
     
 

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ISBN-10: 049581301X

ISBN-13: 9780495813019

Pub. Date: 02/25/2010

Publisher: Cengage Learning

WRIGHTMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM shows you the critical importance of psychology's concepts and methods to the functioning of many aspects of today's legal system. Featuring topics such as competence to stand trial, the insanity defense, expert forensic testimony, analysis of eye witness identification, criminal profiling, and many others, this

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WRIGHTMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM shows you the critical importance of psychology's concepts and methods to the functioning of many aspects of today's legal system. Featuring topics such as competence to stand trial, the insanity defense, expert forensic testimony, analysis of eye witness identification, criminal profiling, and many others, this best-selling book gives you a comprehensive overview of psychology's contributions to the legal system, and the many roles available to trained psychologists within the system. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780495813019
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
02/25/2010
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
544
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(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. Eyewitnesses to Crimes and Accidents. 6. Victims of Crime, Violence, and Adversity. 7. Evaluating Criminal Suspects. 8. Traditional Prosecutions. 9. Alternatives to Traditional Prosecutions. 10. Assessment in Criminal and Juvenile Cases. 11. Assessment in Civil Cases. 12. Preparing for Trials. 13. Jurors and Juries. 14. Punishment and Sentencing. 15. Adult and Juvenile Corrections.

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