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Psychology and the legal system

Author: Lawrence S Wrightsman
Publisher: Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 5th edView all editions and formats
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This text examines the legal system through the lens of psychological concepts, methods, and research, discussing the ethical, moral, legal, and psychological "gray areas" of the law, and addressing  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Psychology and the legal system.
Belmont, CA : Wadsworth/Thomson Learning, ©2002
(OCoLC)621899474
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence S Wrightsman
ISBN: 0534365442 9780534365448
OCLC Number: 46952245
Notes: Revised edition of: Psychology & the legal system / Lawrence S. Wrightsman. 4th ed. 1998.
Description: xxii, 586 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Psychology and the law : impossible choices --
Psychologists and the legal system --
Legality, morality, and justice --
The legal system and its players --
Theories of crime --
The police and the criminal justice system --
Crime investigation : witnesses --
Identification and evaluation of criminal suspects --
The rights of victims and the rights of the accused --
Between arrest and trial --
Forensic assessment in criminal cases : competence and insanity --
Forensic assessment in civil cases --
The trial process --
Jury trials I : jury representativeness and selection --
Jury trials II: concerns and reforms --
Psychology of victims --
Punishment and sentencing.
Responsibility: Lawrence S. Wrightsman [and others].

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