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Measures of Legal Attitudes

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ISBN-10: 0534526829

ISBN-13: 9780534526825

Edition: 2004

Authors: Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Angela L. Batson, Vanessa A. Edkins

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Intended to help make material on criminal cases and law relevant and personal for students, THE MEASURE OF LEGAL ATTITUDES is a workbook-style supplement that features 31 scales that measure attitudes relevant to the legal system. Gathered from active researchers in the field, each chapter covers a different scale or topic, and includes scale items and scoring instructions. Each scale is consistently organized to include the following: the title of the scale, author of the scale, author contact info, purpose of the scale, relevant publications list pertaining to the scale, scale items and directions, a scoring key, and a summary of contents. Among the high interest topics covered by this…    
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Book details

List price: $100.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Wadsworth
Publication date: 7/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Legal Attitudes of Prospective Jurors
General Attitudes Toward the Legal System
Attitudes Toward the Criminal System
Attitudes Toward the Jury Service
Attitudes of Prospective Jurors in a Criminal Trial
Authoritarianism
Beliefs in a Just World
Beliefs in Fate
Police Cynicism
Cynical Attitudes
Attitudes Toward Confessions
Attitudes Toward Entrapment
Attitudes of Jurors in Civil Trials
Attitudes About Medical Malpractice
Medical Malpractice -- Another Measure
Attitudes Toward Physician-Assisted Suicide
Attitudes Toward Spouse Abuse and Battered Women
Rape Empathy
Acceptance of Rape Myths
Attitudes Toward Children as Witnesses in Court
Attitudes Regarding Children's Rights
Attitudes Toward and Competence of Children
Attitudes About the Prison System
Attitudes Toward the Death Penalty
Attitudes Toward Corporal Punishment
Attitudes Toward Family Roles
Political Correctness
Attitudes Toward Civil and Business Litigations
Attitudes Toward Blaming the Victim and Blaming Society
Knowledge of Eyewitness Evidence
Attitudes Toward the Insanity Defense