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Perspectives in Law & Psychology #11: Judicial Decision Making: Is Psychology Relevant?

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Publisher Comments:

This book examines decision making by appellate judges from a psychological viewpoint. The process of deciding a case, from the initial decision whether to grant certiorari to the final announcement of a decision, is analyzed using contemporary concepts from the field of psychology, especially social cognition theory. The impact of amicus briefs submitted to the courts by the American Psychological Association is evaluated.

Book News Annotation:

Wrightsman (psychology, U. of Kansas) attempts to establish whether psychological analysis provides us with useful information about how judges make their professional decisions and evaluates whether the field has effectively influenced the courts. To do this, he addresses the following topics: how judges decide; opinion formation and expression; attempts to influence judges; the role of the chief justice; responses to influence; the history of the psychology-law relationship; the American Psychological Association's (APA) organized Amicus activity; the APA's Amicus attempts to influence the Supreme Court; unsuccessful attempts to influence the Court; and the future of the psychology-law relationship.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 227-242) and indexes.

Table of Contents

1. How Do Judges Decide? 2. Opinion Formation and Expression. 3. Attempts to Influence Judges. 4. The Role of the Chief Justice. 5. Responses to Influence. 6. History of the Psychology - Law Relationship. 7. The American Psychological Association's. 8. The APA's Amicus Attempts to Influence the Supreme Court. 9. Unsuccessful Attempts to Influence the Court. 10. The Future of the Psychology - Law Relationship. References. Name Index. Subject Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780306461545
Author:
Wrightsman, Lawrence S.
Publisher:
Springer
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Social Psychology
Subject:
Law
Subject:
Legal System
Subject:
Judicial process
Subject:
Judges
Subject:
Law -- Psychological aspects.
Subject:
Judicial process -- United States.
Subject:
Judges -- United States.
Subject:
Applied Psychology
Subject:
Law and Psychology
Subject:
Personality and Social Psychology
Subject:
Clinical Psychology
Subject:
Criminology
Subject:
Criminal justice.
Subject:
Politics-United States Politics
Subject:
Criminology / Criminal Justice
Subject:
Crime-Enforcement and Investigation
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Book
Series:
Perspectives in Law & Psychology
Series Volume:
v. 11
Publication Date:
19990731
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
235 x 155 mm 1270 gr

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