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In doubt : the psychology of the criminal justice process

Author: Dan Simon
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Criminal justice is unavoidably human. Detectives, witnesses, suspects, and victims shape investigations; prosecutors, defense attorneys, jurors, and judges affect the outcome of adjudication. Simon  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dan Simon
ISBN: 9780674046153 0674046153
OCLC Number: 878814425
Description: 405 p. ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
"We're closing in on him" : investigation dynamics --
"Officer, that's him!" : eyewitness identification of perpetrators --
"Officer, that's what happened" : eyewitness memory for the event --
"Just admit it, you're guilty" : interrogating suspects --
"We find the defendant guilty" : fact-finding at trial --
"Bolting out the truth" : the trial's fact-finding mechanisms --
Toward accuracy.
Responsibility: Dan Simon.

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Dan Simon puts the criminal justice system on trial, revealing the many flaws in how it operates. In his comprehensive look at the underlying cognitive science, he highlights the many potential Read more...

 
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