Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law

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Brian L. Cutler
SAGE Publications, Dec 21, 2007 - Psychology - 1008 pages
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The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law addresses the interface of psychology and law and draws from the related discipline of criminal justice. These two volumes represent an outstanding collection of entries describing a wide array of contemporary and historical psychology and law topics. With more than 400 entries, this comprehensive resource is perfect to fill the substantial gap in the holdings of academic, professional, and personal libraries on this topic.

Key Themes

  • Criminal Competencies
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Death Penalty
  • Education and Professional Development
  • Forensic Assessment in Civil and Criminal Cases
  • Juvenile Offenders
  • Mental Health Law
  • Police and Investigative Psychology
  • Psychological and Forensic Assessment Instruments
  • Psychology of Criminal Behavior
  • Sentencing and Incarceration
  • Symptoms and Disorders Relevant to Forensic Assessment
  • Trial Processes
  • Violence Risk Assessment

The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law allows individual students, scientists, and practitioners to keep abreast of the growing knowledge base outside their individual areas of expertise, making it a must-have resource for any academic library.

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Contents

Pretrial Publicity Impact on Juries Violence Risk Assessment
450
Hate Crime See Bias Crime Litigation Stress
463
Competency Foundational and Decisional Criminal Responsibility Assessment
466
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About the author (2007)

Brian L. Cutler, Ph.D., is Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Professor Cutler is a nationally known scholar in the area of Psychology and Law, particularly in the areas of eyewitness memory and jury decision making. His research has been funded by the National Science Foundation and has been published in dozens of articles in journals such as Law and Human Behavior and Journal of Applied Psychology. Professor Cutler is the primary author of Mistaken Identification: The Eyewitness, Psychology, and the Law and has contributed chapters to numerous edited volumes on Psychology and Law topics. Currently, Professor Cutler is Editor-in-Chief of Law and Human Behavior, the journal of the American Psychology-Law Society (Division 41, American Psychological Association).

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