Psychology Applied to Law

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Thomson/Wadsworth, 2004 - Psychology - 376 pages
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PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO LAW is a friendly, engaging introduction to the exciting field of psychology and law. Drawing on research in social, cognitive, clinical, and developmental psychology, the author shows how psychology can be used to enhance the gathering of evidence, improve legal decision-making, and promote justice. Although the emphasis is on psychological research, the book makes extensive use of actual cases and real trials to draw students into the material and to illustrate the relevance of research findings. Concise but comprehensive, this brief introduction to the field gives professors the flexibility to assign additional books or articles. PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO LAW is a lively alternative to traditional textbooks.

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Contents

An Ambivalent Alliance
2
A Clash of Cultures
8
Roles Played by Psychologists Interested in Law
14
Copyright

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