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Psychological science in the courtroom : consensus and controversy

Author: Jennifer L Skeem; Kevin S Douglas; Scott O Lilienfeld
Publisher: New York : Guilford Press, ©2009.
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This rigorous yet reader-friendly book reviews the state of the science on a broad range of psychological issues commonly encountered in the forensic context. The goal is to help professionals and students differentiate between supported and unsupported psychological techniques--and steer clear of those that may be misleading or legally inadmissible. Leading contributors focus on controversial issues surrounding  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Psychological science in the courtroom.
New York : Guilford Press, ©2009
(DLC) 2008047686
(OCoLC)268797735
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer L Skeem; Kevin S Douglas; Scott O Lilienfeld
ISBN: 9781606232606 1606232606 9781606232514 1606232517 1282135597 9781282135598
OCLC Number: 436034169
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 418 pages)
Contents: Standards of legal admissibility and their implications for psychological science / David Faigman & John Monahan --
Daubert and psychological science in court : judging validity from the bench, bar, and jury box / Bradley McAuliff & Jennifer Groscup --
The scientific status of "repressed" and "recovered" memories of sexual abuse / Deborah Davis & Elizabeth Loftus --
Forensic hypnosis : the state of the science / Steven Lynn [and others] --
Expert testimony regarding eyewitness identification / Brian Cutler & Gary Wells --
Techniques and controversies in the interrogation of suspects : the artful practice versus the scientific study / Allison Redlich & Christian Meissner --
Reliability of child witnesses' reports / Maggie Bruck & Stephen Ceci --
The psychopathy checklist in the courtroom : consensus and controversies --
John Edens, Jennifer Skeem & Patrick Kennealey --
Projective techniques in the courtroom / James Wood [and others] --
Psychophysiological detection of deception and guilty knowledge / William Iacono --
Criminal profiling : facts, fictions, and courtroom admissibility / Richard Kocsis --
The science and pseudoscience of assessing psychological injuries / William Koch, Rami Nader & Michelle Haring --
Controversies in child custody evaluation / William O'Donohue, Kendra Beitz & Lauren Tolle --
Controversies in evaluating competency to stand trial / Norman Poythress & Patricia Zapf --
Violence risk assessment : core controversies / Kirk Heilbrun, Kevin Douglas, & Kento Yasuhara --
Appropriate treatment works, but how? : rehabilitating general, psychopathic, and high-risk offenders / Jennifer Skeem, Devon Polaschek & Sarah Manchak --
Finding common ground between scientific psychology and the law / John P. Petrila.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer L. Skeem, Kevin S. Douglas, Scott O. Lilienfeld.

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