Psychology in the Courts

Psychology in the Courts

by Raymond R. Corrado (Editor)


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Psychology in the Courts by Raymond R. Corrado, Raymond R. Corrado

This book provides a useful overview of the latest research into the interaction between psychology and the courts. Leading scholars and practitioners review recent research and practice in a number of principal areas:
* adolescents in the legal system
* the role of juries
* competency to stand trial
* conditional release
* eyewitness evidence and testimony
* the role of the victims.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415268929
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/31/2002
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 0.94(w) x 9.00(h) x 6.00(d)

Table of Contents

Opening Address
Invited Address: Jingoism, Dogmatism and other Evils in Law and Psychology: Lessons Learned in the 20th Century
Toward and Expanded Definition of Adolescent Competence in Legal Situations
Girls in Jail: Punishment or Protection
Are Juveniles Getting a Fair Trial? The Jury is Still Out
Race and the Civil Jury: How does a Juror's Race Shape the Jury Experience?
Juror Competence and Processing Style in Making Sense of Complex Trial Information
Effects of Criminal Motivation, Ability and Opportunity on Mock Jurors' Verdicts
Civil and Criminal Court
Complex Medical Litigation and Hindsight Bias: Strategies to Reduce Factfinders' Retrospective Attributions of Fault
A Comparison of American and Canadian Conceptualizations of Competence to Stand Trial
The MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool: Evaluation of a Research Instrument for Assessing Fitness to Plead
Public Opinion, Sentencing and Parol

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