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Using research in clinical, cognitive, developmental, and social psychology, Forensic and Legal Psychologyshows how psychological science can enhance the gathering and presentation of evidence, improve legal decision-making, prevent crime, rehabilitate criminals, and promote justice. Although the emphasis is on psychological research, the textbook makes extensive use of actual cases and real trials to engage students and to illustrate the relevance of research findings. Written in a clear, student-friendly style, Forensic and Legal Psychologyis designed for both the psychology and law AND forensic psychology class. Visit the preview site for more information:www.worthpublishers.com/costanzokrausspreview
Table of Contents
1: Psychology and Law: An Ambivalent Alliance 2: Interrogations and Confessions 3: Lie Detection 4: The Psychology of Forensic Identification: DNA, Fingerprints, and Physical Trace Evidence 5: Criminal Profiling and Psychological Autopsies 6: Jury Selection 7: Eyewitness Identification and Testimony 8: Competence to Stand Trial 9: The Insanity Defense 10: Battered Woman Syndrome, Rape Trauma Syndrome, and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder 11: Interviewing Children and Memories of Sexual Abuse 12: Child Custody Disputes and Parental Competence 13: Juries and Judges as Decision-Makers 14: Predicting Violent Behavior: The Psychology of Risk Assessment 15: Workplace Law: Harassment, Discrimination, and Fairness 16: Corrections: Sentencing, Probation, Prison, and Parole 17: The Death Penalty