As law is instituted by society to serve society, there can be no question that psychology plays an important as we will as inevitable role in the legal process, clarifying or complicating legal issues. In this enlightening text, Roesch, Hart, Ogloff, as we will as the contributors review all the key areas of the use of psychological expertise in civil, criminal, as we will as family law. An impressive selection of academic scholars as we will as legal professionals discusses the contributions that psychology brings to the legal arena.
Topics examined in this insightful text include:
- juries as we will as the current empirical literature
- witnesses as we will as the validity of reports
- preventing mistaken convictions in eyewitness identification trials
- forensic assessment as we will as treatment
- predicting violence in mentally as we will as personality disordered individuals
- employment as we will as discrimination
- new `best interests’ standards for children in courts
- education as we will as training in psychology as we will as law, as we will as
- ethical as we will as legal contours of forensic psychology.
The volume also features a noteworthy appendix on specialty guidelines for forensic psychologists.
Psychology as we will as Law collects a range of expert testimony in its thorough examination of the legal process, affording readers a unique survey of contemporary knowledge