Psychological Problems, Social Issues, and the Law

ISBN-10: 0205474543
ISBN-13: 9780205474547
Edition: 2nd 2007 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $176.40
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/11/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 624
Size: 8.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.750

This book takes a historical and systems perspective to examine the interaction between the social science community and the law. Each chapter contains an historical or a philosophical introduction to a problem, followed by discussion of the major legal issues and reviews of a wide range of research, including the experimental literature. In addition to covering many topics typically covered in psychology and law texts, Levine takes a social problem emphasis, dealing with such issues as abortion, intimate partner violence, divorce and custody, child protection, and more.

The American Legal System
Social Science and Psychological Influences in Law
Prediction, Bail,and the Tarasoff Duty
Competence to Stand Trial, and Other Competencies
Trial by Jury
Miscarriages of Justice: False Confessions and Eyewitness Error
The Insanity Defense
The Death Penalty
Juvenile Court and the Legal Processing of Children and Adolescents
Protecting Children: Child Protection Proceedings
Children and the Criminal Process
Intimate Partner Violence
Child Custody
Abortion
Sexual Harassment
Psychological Tests and Discrimination in Education and in Employment
Law, Ethics, and the Regulation of the Professions

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