Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility / Edition 2

Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility / Edition 2

by Amina A Memon
ISBN-10:
0470850612
ISBN-13:
2900470850618
Pub. Date:
08/11/2003
Publisher:
Wiley
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Overview

Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility / Edition 2

Psychology and Law shows how psychological research and theory can be used in a legal context. Written with advanced undergraduate students in mind, it focuses upon the pre-trial or investigative phase of the legal process. Obtaining and assessing witness evidence is a key part of any criminal investigation. Topics include witness accuracy and credibility, covering issues such as assessment of witness credibility, interviewing suspects and witnesses, eyewitness testimony, false beliefs and memory, the role of experts and juries.

This second edition has been revised and updated to reflect the large amount of new research in the area, making it the essential guide for all courses with a legal component.

Comment on the first edition:

"This is an excellent appraisal of the psychology of evidence...it provides thorough, substantial and up-to-date accounts of modern developments." Denniss Howitt, Loughborough University, UK

• Written by well known and respected authors

• Suitable as an introductory, undergraduate text

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900470850618
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 08/11/2003
Series: Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law Series
Edition description: Second
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authors
Preface
Introduction
Telling and Detecting Lies
Facial Appearance and Criminality
Interviewing Suspects
Interviewing Witnesses
Psychological Factors in Eyewitness Testimony
False Memories
Jury Decision Making
The Role of Expert Witnesses
References
Index

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