Advances in Psychology and Law: International Contributions

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Walter de Gruyter, 1997 - Psychology - 542 pages
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This volume of proceedings from the IVth conference of the European Association of psychology and law, held in Barcelona, Spain, in 1994, summarizes the recent advances in the field of the psychology of law, with particular reference to contribution by (increasingly, southern) European researchers and practitioners. methodologies. Most areas of research receive attention, from prison to courtroom to international comparative studies, from victims to offenders to legal operators. reflect the vast expansion in empirical research that this field has witnessed in recent years. practitioners from both legal and psychological areas, and serves to document the increasing applicability of psychological perspectives to legal and criminal justice interventions.
 

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Contents

Current Status and Future Perspectives
3
State of the
26
Policies Practices and Public Opinion
43
Three Studies
65
Victimological Aspects of Computer Crimes
88
The Victims Experience and Fear of Crime A Contribution
107
Lying about Something Heard
129
Changes in Subtle HandFinger Movements During Attempted Deception
147
Custodians Gender and Disorders in the Psychical Development of Children
289
A Study of a Sample
301
An Important Link between Substance
312
A Study
322
An Empirical Approach to Offender Profiling
333
Between Tradition and Utopia
346
Drug Addiction Among Inmates
365
Drug Addiction Intervention Programmes Using Agonists
383

Paralinguistic and Nonverbal Triggers of Biased Credibility
163
Some Aspects of the Role of the Expert in Criminal Cases
180
Inquisitorial Jury Selection through Scientific Support
206
Influence of the Prosecutors Plea on the Judges Sentencing in Sexual
215
An Enquiry into Judicial Decisions
227
Is the Judges Role to be Reformulated? A SocioPsychological
236
Child Development and Delinquency
247
Adoption and Murder
274
A Descriptive Preliminary Study of the Long Term Effects
281
Psychological Implications
399
Suicide Attempts
419
The Treatment of Aggressive Prisoners A Closed
442
Methodological Advances in the Assessment of Correctional Programs
465
Relative Merits of Institutions
478
Epilogue
524
Subject Index
541
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