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Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System / Edition 8

Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System / Edition 8

by Edith GreeneEdith Greene
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Does trauma spark brazen acts? Are eyewitnesses accurate reporters? Can jurors distinguish truth from lies? Answer these and more in WRIGHTMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM, 9th Edition. Real cases such as Bill Cosby and Dylann Roof illustrate the flesh and blood of the psychological issues considered in the book—from the motivations of offenders to discretion in sentencing. This book gives you an eye-opening overview of psychology's contributions to the legal system—and the many roles available to trained psychologists within the system.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2901133956562
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Publication date: 01/01/2013
Edition description: NE
Pages: 496
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Edie Greene is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs, where she also serves as Director of the Graduate Concentration in Psychology and Law. Her research applies principles of cognitive and social psychology to the legal system and focuses on decision making by judges, juries, attorneys and witnesses; public perceptions of laws and laws' impact; and legal issues relevant to older adults. She serves as an expert witness on jury decision-making and eyewitness reliability. A former president of the American Psychology-Law Society, she received the Society's 2008 Award for Outstanding Teaching and Mentoring in Psychology and Law.

Kirk Heilbrun is currently a Professor in the Department of Psychology at Drexel University. His current research focuses on juvenile and adult offenders, legal decision-making, the evaluation and interventions associated with such decision-making, reentry and risk-reducing interventions. He previously served as president of both the American Psychology-Law Psychology/APA Division 41 and the American Board of Forensic Psychology. He received the 2004 Distinguished Contributions to Forensic Psychology award and the 2008 Beth Clark Distinguished Service Contribution Award from the American Academy of Forensic Psychology, and the 2016 Distinguish Contributions to Psychology and Law from the American Psychology-Law Society.

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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