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Perspectives in Law & Psychology #10: Psychology and Law, the State of the Disciplineby Ronald Roesch
Synopses & Reviews
As law is instituted by society to serve society, there can be no question that psychology plays an important and inevitable role in the legal process, clarifying or complicating legal issues. In this enlightening text, Roesch, Hart, Ogloff, and the contributors review all the key areas of the use of psychological expertise in civil, criminal, and family law. An impressive selection of academic scholars and legal professionals discusses the contributions that psychology brings to the legal arena.
Topics examined in this insightful text include:
The volume also features a noteworthy appendixon specialty guidelines for forensic psychologists.
Psychology and Lawcollects a range of expert testimony in its thorough examination of the legal process, affording readers a unique survey of contemporary knowledge.
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Contributors review key areas of the use of psychological expertise in civil, criminal, and family law, in papers on human behavior in the trial process, forensic assessment and treatment, issues in civil law, and ethics and professional issues. Topics include witnesses and the validity of reports, preventing mistaken convictions in eyewitness identification trials, and forensic assessment. Other subjects are predicting violence in mentally ill and personality disordered people, and new "best interests" standards for children in courts. For students, practitioners, and researchers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This text reviews all the key areas of the use of psychological expertise in civil, criminal, and family law. A selection of academic scholars and legal professionals discusses the contributions that psychology brings to the legal arena.
Table of Contents
1.Psychology and Law: An Overview; J.R.P. Ogloff, D.Finkelman.I: Human Behavior in the Trial Process.2.Juries: The Current State of the Empirical Literature; M.T.Nietzel, et al.3.Witnesses to Crime: Social and Cognitive Factors Governing the Validity of People's Reports; G.L. Wells, etal.4.Preventing Mistaken Convictions in Eyewitness Identification Trials: The Case against Traditional Safeguards; S.D. Penrod, B. Cutler.II: Forensic Assessment andTreatment.5.Forensic Assessment; R.B. Nicholson.6.Predicting Violence in Mentally and Personality Disordered Individuals; K.S. Douglas, C.D. Webster.7.Forensic Treatment: A Review of Programs and Research; K. Heilbrun, P.Griffin.8.Civil Law: Employment and Discrimination; J.Goodman-Delahunty.9.Best Interests of the Child: New Twists on an Old Theme; M.B. Liss, M.J. McKinley-Pace.IV: Ethicsand Professional Issues.10.Preparing for Two Cultures: Education and Training in Law and Psychology; D.N. Bersoff.11.Ethical and Legal Contours of Forensic Psychology; J.R.P.Ogloff.Appendix. Index.
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