Psychological science and the law

Neil Brewer (Editor), Amy Bradfield Douglass (Editor)

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Abstract

Psychological research can provide constructive explanations of key problems in the criminal justice system—and can help generate solutions. This state-of-the-art text dissects the psychological processes associated with fundamental legal questions: Is a suspect lying? Will an incarcerated individual be dangerous in the future? Is an eyewitness accurate? How can false memories be implanted? How do juries, experts, forensic examiners, and judges make decisions, and how can racial and other forms of bias be minimized? Chapters offer up-to-date reviews of relevant theory, experimental methods, and empirical findings. Specific recommendations are made for improving the quality of evidence and preserving the integrity of investigative and legal proceedings.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherGuilford Press
Number of pages459
ISBN (Print)9781462538300
Publication statusPublished - 4 Apr 2019

Keywords

  • psychological research
  • criminal justice system
  • theory and practice

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    Brewer, N., & Douglass, A. B. (Eds.) (2019). Psychological science and the law. Guilford Press.