Forensic and Legal Psychology

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2010-12-24
  • Publisher: Worth Publishers

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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

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