Psychology and Law: An Empirical Perspective

Neil Brewer (Editor), Kipling Williams (Editor)

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    From the initial investigation of a crime to the sentencing of an offender, many everyday practices within the criminal justice system involve complex psychological processes. This volume analyzes the processes involved in such tasks as interviewing witnesses, detecting deception, and eliciting eyewitness reports and identification from adults and children. Factors that influence decision making by jurors and judges are examined as well. Throughout, findings from experimental research are translated into clear recommendations for improving the quality of evidence and the fairness of investigative and legal proceedings. The book also addresses salient methodological questions and identifies key directions for future investigation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Place of PublicationNew York, USA
    PublisherGuilford Press
    Number of pages516
    ISBN (Electronic)9781593855451
    ISBN (Print)9781593851224
    Publication statusPublished - 9 Mar 2005


    • psychology
    • Forensic psychology
    • Testimony


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