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Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law

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ISBN-10: 0814783872

ISBN-13: 9780814783870

Edition: 2016

Authors: Michael J. Saks, Barbara A. Spellman

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Evidence law is meant to facilitate trials that are fair, accurate, and efficient, and that encourage and protect important societal values and relationships. In pursuit of these often-conflicting goals, common law judges and modern drafting committees have had to perform as amateur applied psychologists. Their task has required them to employ what they think they know about the ability and motivations of witnesses to perceive, store, and retrieve information; about the effects of the litigation process on testimony and other evidence; and about our capacity to comprehend and evaluate evidence.  These are the same phenomena that cognitive and social psychologists systematically study. The…    
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Book details

List price: $40.00
Copyright year: 2016
Publisher: New York University Press
Publication date: 1/22/2016
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.98" wide x 9.02" long x 0.59" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English