Psychology and Law

Psychology and Law

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From the initial investigation of a crime to the sentencing of an offender, a wide range of practices within the criminal justice system draw on psychological knowledge. In this book, prominent cognitive and social psychology researchers analyze the processes involved in such tasks as interviewing witnesses, detecting deception, and eliciting eyewitness reports and identification from adults and children. Also analyzed are factors that influence decision making by jurors and judges, including the persuasive strategies used by lawyers.Throughout, findings from experimental research are translated into clear recommendations for improving the quality of evidence and the fairness of investigative and legal proceedings. The book also addresses salient methodological questions and identifies key directions for future investigation.Retrieved May 21, 2004, from 2/CR36- 2SmithPol.pdf. ... ofprison sentences and intermediate sanctions on recidivism: General effects and individual differences (User Report 2002-01) ... Sydney, Australia: New South Wales Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research, Attorney Generala#39;s Department. ... The use and transformation of formal decision-making criteria: Sentencing guidelines, organizational contexts, and ... Aggression and Violent Behavior, 7, anbsp;...

Title:Psychology and Law
Author:Neil Brewer, Kipling D. Williams
Publisher:Guilford Press - 2005


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