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Psychology and the Legal System By Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Psychology and the Legal System
by Lawrence S. Wrightsman

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Examines the legal system through the use of psychological concepts, methods, and research results. The text seeks to clarify the basic dilemmas that persist in the legal system and looks at the ethical, moral, legal, and psychological "gray areas" of the law.
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Psychology and the Legal System by Lawrence S. Wrightsman

Examines the legal system through the use of psychological concepts, methods, and research results. The text seeks to clarify the basic dilemmas that persist in the legal system and looks at the ethical, moral, legal, and psychological "gray areas" of the law including coverage of such topics as: competence to stand trial; pretrial 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 defense; expert forensic testimony; and analysis of eyewitness identification and lineup procedures. This edition balances discussion of the legal system with psychological theory, concepts, and research.

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Psychology and the Legal System Reviews


"Overall, I think that Wrightsman, Nietzel, and Fortune is the best book available for teaching a cross-section of undergraduates about the basics of psychology and law . . . . The text does a good job at bringing psychology students 'up to speed' on the basics of the legal system. One commendable feature of the book is the appropriate integration of real-world examples."

Table of Contents


Psychology and the law - impossible choices; psychologists and the legal system; legality, morality, and justice; lawyers - socialization, training, and ethics; theories of crime; the police and the criminal justice system; crime investigation - eyewitnesses; identification and evaluation of criminal suspects; the rights of victims and the rights of the accused; between arrest and trial; forensic assessment I; forensic assessment II; the trial process; jury trials - jury representativeness and selection; jury trials - assumptions and reforms; crime victims; the rights of special groups; punishment and sentencing.

Additional information

GOR008636775
Psychology and the Legal System by Lawrence S. Wrightsman
Lawrence S. Wrightsman
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cengage Learning, Inc
1997-09-17
573
0534340857
9780534340858
N/A
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