The Psychology of the courtroom

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Academic Press, 1982 - Law - 370 pages
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This volume presents comprehensive and integrative reviews that critically examine the psychological theory and research relevant to the courtroom trial. Chapters discuss either common courtroom roles involving defendant and victim, juror, jury, judge, and witness, or problems involving court procedures, methodological issues for research, and innovation in the courts. All are written by behavioral scientists who are or have been actively engaged in research in the area that they review, and all stress organizing and integrating existing work as well as identifying gaps in knowledge and important topics for future research. The volume fulfills a need for both integrative and broad-based summary and critical review of the expanding empirical literature that focuses on various courtroom participants and problems.

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Contents

Valerie P Hans and Neil Vidmar
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Jury Selection
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Summary and Conclusion
76
Copyright

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About the author (1982)

Robert Bray is R. Forrest Colwell Professor of American Literature in the English department at lllinois Wesleyan University. He is the author of "Rediscoveries: Literature and Place in lllinois.

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