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Shari Seidman Diamond Scholars interested in psychology and law are fond of c1aiming origins for psycholegal research that date back four score and three years ago to Hugo von Munsterberg's On the Witness Stand, published in 1908. These early roots can mislead the casual observer about the history of psychology and law. Vigorous and sustained research in the field is a recent phenomenon. It is only 15 years since the first review of psy­ chology and law appeared in the Annual Review of Psychology (Tapp, 1976). The following year saw the first issue of Law and Human Behavior, the official publication of the American Psychology-Law Society and now the journal of the American Psychological Associ­ ation's Division of Psychology and Law. Few psychology departments offered even a single course in psychology and law before 1973, while by 1982 1/4 of psychology graduate programs had at least one course, and a number had begun to offer forensic minors and/or joint J. D. / Ph. D. programs (Freeman & Roesch, see Chapter 28). Yet this short period of less than 20 years has seen a dramatic level of activity. Its strengths and weaknesses, excitements and disappointments, are aII captured in the collection of chapters published in this first Handbook of Psychology and Law. In describing what we have learned ab out psychology and law, the works included here also reveal the questions we have yet to answer and thus offer a blueprint for activities in the next 20 years.

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ISBN-13: 9781475740400
Publisher: Springer New York
Publication date: 02/01/2013
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1992
Pages: 628
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.05(d)

Table of Contents

1. Constitutional Law.- 1. Exploring the First and Sixth Amendments: Pretrial Publicity and Jury Decision Making.- 2. Exploring the Fourth Amendment: Searches Based on Consent.- 2. Legal Procedure.- 3. The Law and Psychology of Precedent.- 4. Jury Decision Making.- 5. Management of Complex Civil Litigation.- 6. Alternative Dispute Resolution in Trial and Appellate Courts.- 7. Use of Psychologists and Psychological Research in Legislative Decision Making on Public Interest Matters.- 3. Law of Evidence.- 8. Eyewitness Evidence and Testimony.- 9. Probabilities in the Courtroom: An Evaluation of the Objections and Policies.- 10. Normative and Empirical Issues About the Role of Expert Witnesses.- 4 Criminal Law.- 11. The “Guilty Mind:” Mens Rea.- 12. The Adjudication of Criminal Responsibility: A Review of Theory and Research.- 13. Law and Statistics in Conflict: Reflections on.- 5. Juvenile and Family Law.- 14. Children as Legal Actors.- 15. Grandparent Visitation Rights: Emergent Psychological and Psycholegal Issues.- 16. Psychological and Legal Dimensions of Family Violence.- 6. Mental Health Law.- 17. Competencies in the Criminal Process.- 18. Therapeutic Jurisprudence: A New Approach to Mental Health Law.- 7. Discrimination Law.- 19. Modern Social-Scientific Theories and Data Concerning Discrimination: Implications for Using Social Science Evidence in the Courts.- 20. Discrimination Based on Age: The Case of the Institutionalized Aged.- 8. Tort Law.- 21. Social Cognition and Tort Law: The Roles of Basic Science and Social Engineering.- 22. Rethinking Privacy Torts: A View Toward a Psycholegal Perspective.- 23. Human Engineering in Civil Tort Proceedings.- 9. New Areas of Psycholegal Research.- 24. Probationers Sentenced to Home Confinement with Electronic Monitoring: Integrating Individual, System, and Community Concerns.- 25. Taxation: Compliance with Federal Personal Income Tax Laws.- 26. Psycholegal Aspects of Organizational Behavior: Assessing and Controlling Risk.- 27. Licensure of Functions.- 10. Professional Issues.- 28. Psycholegal Education: Training for Forum and Function.- 29. Copyright Protection of Scientific Research Data.- Author Index.

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