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Author Wrightsman, Lawrence S.

Title Wrightsman's psychology and the legal system / Edie Greene ... [and others]
Edition Sixth edition, student edition
Published Belmont, CA : Thomson/ Wadsworth, [2007]


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 MELB  KA 70 P8 G1 Wri/Pat 2007  AVAILABLE
Description xxiv, 535 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents 1. Psychology and the law: impossible choices --2. The legal system and its players --3. Psychology of crime --4. Psychology of police --5. Crime investigation: witnesses --6. Identification and evaluation of criminal suspects --7. Between arrest and trial --8. Forensic assessment in criminal cases: competence and insanity --9. Forensic assessment in civil cases --10. The trial process --11. Jury trials I: jury representatives and selection --12. Jury trials II: concerns and reforms --13. Psychology of victims --14. Children, adolescents, and the law --15. Punishment, sentencing, and corrections
Summary The text examines the legal system through the use of psychological concepts, methods, and research results. It considers such topics as competence to stand trial, pre-trial publicity and resulting changes in venue, criminal profiling, civil case law and civil procedures, the rights of children, capital punishment, the psychology of criminal trials, the insanity defence, expert forensic testimony, and analysis of eyewitness identifications
Notes Rev. ed. of: Psychology and the legal system / Lawrence S. Wrightsman. 5th ed. 2002
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-503) and indexes
Subject Forensic psychology.
Justice, Administration of -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Practice of law -- United States -- Psychological aspects.
Author Greene, Edie.
Wrightsman, Lawrence S. Psychology and the legal system
LC no. 2007617394
ISBN 0534521061 (hard : acid-free paper)
Other Titles Psychology and the legal system
Psychology and the legal system