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Psychological Science in the Courtroom.

Publisher: New York : The Guilford Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English

Reviews the state of the science on a range of psychological issues commonly encountered in the forensic context.


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Document Type: Book
ISBN: 9781606232514 1606232517
OCLC Number: 1036229994
Contents: I. Psychological Science and Its Application in Courts of Law1. Standards of Legal Admissibility and Their Implications for Psychological Sciences, David L. Faigman and John Monahan2. Daubert and Psychological Science in Court: Judging Validity from the Bench, Bar, and Jury Box, Bradley D. McAuliff and Jennifer L. GroscupII. Memory and Suggestibility3. The Scientific Status of ""Repressed"" and ""Recovered"" Memories of Sexual Abuse, Deborah Davis and Elizabeth F. Loftus4. Forensic Hypnosis: The State of the Science, Steven Jay Lynn, Elza Boycheva, Amanda Deming, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Michael N. Hallquist5. Expert Testimony Regarding Eyewitness Identification, Brian L. Cutler and Gary L. Wells6. Techniques and Controversies in the Interrogation of Suspects: The Artful Practice versus the Scientific Study, Allison D. Redlich and Christian A. Meissner7. Reliability of Child Witnesses' Reports, Maggie Bruck and Stephen J. CeciIII. Specific Tests and Techniques8. The Psychopathy Checklist in the Courtroom: Consensus and Controversies, John F. Edens, Jennifer L. Skeem, and Patrick J. Kennealy9. Projective Techniques in the Courtroom, James M. Wood, M. Teresa Nezworski, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Howard N. Garb10. Psychophysiological Detection of Deception and Guilty Knowledge, William G. IaconoIV. Forensic Evaluation of Psycholegal Issues11. Criminal Profiling: Facts, Fictions, and Courtroom Admissibility, Richard N. Kocsis12. The Science and Pseudoscience of Assessing Psychological Injuries, William J. Koch, Rami Nader, and Michelle Haring13. Controversies in Child Custody Evaluation, William T. O'Donohue, Kendra Beitz, and Lauren Tolle14. Controversies in Evaluating Competency to Stand Trial, Norman G. Poythress and Patricia A. ZapfV. Courtroom Sentencing: Risk and Rehabilitation15. Violence Risk Assessment: Core Controversies, Kirk Heilbrun, Kevin S. Douglas, and Kento Yasuhara16. Appropriate Treatment Works, But How?: Rehabilitating General, Psychopathic, and High-Risk Offenders, Jennifer L. Skeem, Devon L. L. Polaschek, and Sarah ManchakVI. Concluding Thoughts and Future Directions17. Finding Common Ground between Scientific Psychology and the Law, John P. Petrila


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"Unusually cohesive for an edited volume, this book brings the latest scientific research in forensic psychology to bear on some of the major controversies currently confronting the justice system. Read more...

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