Psychology and Law A Critical Introduction

ISBN-10: 0521707730
ISBN-13: 9780521707732
Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)
Authors: Andreas Kapardis
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List price: $92.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/21/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 612
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.332
Language: English

Leonard Y. Andaya is Professor of Southeast Asian history in the History Department at the University of Hawai'i. He has taught and researched Southeast Asian history for nearly forty years and has worked around the world. His most recent publication is Leaves of the Same Tree: Trade and Ethnicity in the Straits of Melaka (2008).Andreas Kapardis is Professor of Legal Psychology and Acting Chairman of the Department of Law, University of Cyprus.

List of case studies
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Psycholegal Research: An Introduction
Introduction: development of the psycholegal field
Bridging the gap between psychology and law: why it has taken so long
Remaining difficulties
Grounds for optimism
Psychology and law in Australia
Conclusions
The book's structure, focus and aim
Revision questions
Additional reading
Eyewitnesses: Key Issues and Event Characteristics
Introduction
Legal aspects of eyewitness testimony
Characteristics of human attention, perception and memory
Eyewitness testimony research: methodological considerations
Variables in the study of eyewitness memory
Variables that impact on eyewitnesses' testimony accuracy
Conclusions
Revision questions
Additional reading
Eyewitnesses: The Perpetrator and Interviewing
Introduction
Witness characteristics
Perpetrator variables
Interrogational variables
Misinformation due to source monitoring error
Repressed or false-memory syndrome?
Interviewing eyewitnesses effectively
Conclusions
Revision questions
Additional reading
Children as Witnesses
Introduction
Legal aspects of children as witnesses
Evaluations of the ‘live link’/closed-circuit television
Child witnesses and popular beliefs about them
Children's remembering ability
Deception in children
Factors that impact on children's testimony
Enhancing children's testimony
Interviewing children in sexual abuse cases
Body maps and interviewing children
Anatomical dolls and interviewing children
Conclusions
Revision questions
Additional reading
The Jury
Introduction
A jury of twelve: historical background
The notion of an impartial and fair jury: a critical appraisal
Methods for studying juries/jurors
What do we know about juries?
Defendant characteristics
Victim/plaintiff characteristics
Interaction of defendant and victim characteristics
Lawyer and judge characteristics
Hung juries
Models of jury decision-making
Reforming the jury to remedy some of its problems
Alternatives to trial by jury
Conclusions
Revision questions
Additional reading
Sentencing as a Human Process, Victims, and Restorative Justice
Introduction
Disparities in sentencing
Studying variations in sentencing
Some extralegal factors that influence sentences
Models of judicial decision-making
Victims
Restorative justice
Conclusions
Revision questions
Additional reading
The Psychologists as Expert Witnesses
Introduction
Five rules for admitting expert evidence
United States
England and Wales
Australia, New Zealand and Canada
The impact of expert testimony by psychologists
Appearing as expert witnesses
Conclusions
Revision questions
Additional reading
Detecting Deception
Introduction
Paper-and-pencil tests
The social psychological approach
Paradigms used to study deception-detection
Deception-detection accuracy
Expert lie-detectors: how accurate?
Computerised lie-detection
Physiological and neurological correlates of deception
Brainwaves as indicators of deceitful communication
Stylometry
Statement reality/validity analysis (SVA)
Reality monitoring
Scientific content analysis
Conclusions
Revision questions
Additional reading
Witness Recognition Procedures
Introduction
Identification test medium
Person identification from photographs
Show-ups/witness confrontations
Group identification
Identification parades/line-ups
Identification from video footage and CCTV
Facial composites
Voice identification
Conclusions
Revision questions
Additional reading
Psychology and the Police
Introduction
Selection
Predicting success within the force
Encounters with the public
Prejudice and discrimination
Stress
Questioning suspects
False confessions
Profiling offenders
Psychology of terrorism
Conclusions
Revision questions
Additional reading
Conclusions
Notes
References
Index

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