Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts / David Carson and Ray Bull – Second Edition
Psychology and Law: A Subdiscipline, an Interdisciplinary Collaboration or a Project?
Which is it? Is psychology and law a subdiscipline and, if so, of psychology, of law or both? Is it an example of two disciplines collaborating towards greater understanding of their interrelationship, and if so is it best described as psychology in law, law in psychology or psychology and law?
Should it be broadened to “behavioural sciences” rather than just “psychology”? Or is it a coming together, a commitment, of psychologists and lawyers to improve the quality and efciency of our laws and legal systems? This Handbookcontains chapters that exemplify each of the three approaches: subdiscipline, collaboration and “project”.
But it does not follow that the authors would argue that their approach is the only appropriate position or approach. Are the relations between lawyers and psychologists underdeveloped? Do all lawyers have some education in the scienti“c analysis, prediction or shaping of human behaviour?
So why has psychology and law so relatively little to show? Why, when the potential for valuable and practical collaboration is so great, is the ambition so restrained? This handbook will encourage debate about such questions.
It will suggest that a more adventurous and challenging programme for relating the disciplines and professions could, and should, be adopted.
Introduction : Psychology and Law: A Subdiscipline, an Interdisciplinary Collaboration or a Project? / David Carson
PART 1 PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENTS FOR THE COURTS
- Chapter 1.1 Adults* Capacity to Make Legal Decisions Glynis H. Murphy and Isabel C.H. Clare
- Chapter 1.2 The Assessment and Detection of Deceit Aldert Vrij
- Chapter 1.3 Assessing Individuals for Compensation Richard A. Bryant
PART 2 PERSPECTIVES ON SYSTEMS: PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION
- Chapter 2.1 Interviewing by the Police Rebecca Milne and Ray Bull
- Chapter 2.2 Violence Risk: From Prediction to Management Kirk Heilbrun
- Chapter 2.3 Risk: The Need for and Bene“ts of an Interdisciplinary Perspective David Carson
- Chapter 2.4 Beyond «Offender Proving*: The Need for an Investigative Psychology David Canter and Donna Youngs
- Chapter 2.5 Uses, Misuses and Implications for Crime Data Tom Williamson
- Chapter 2.6 Crime Prevention Katarina Fritzon and Andrea Watts
- Chapter 2.7 The Development of Delinquent Behaviour Friedrich Losel
- Chapter 2.8 Children in Disputes Judith Trowell
- Chapter 2.9 Child Defendants and the Law i Peter Yates and Eileen Vizard
PART 3 PERSPECTIVES ON COURTS: TRIALS AND DECISION MAKING
- Chapter 3.1 Juror Decision-Making in the Twenty-First Century: Confronting Science and Technology in Court Bradley D. McAuliff. Robert J. Nemeth. Brian H. Bornstein and Steven D. Penrod
- Chapter 3.2 Assessing Evidence: Proving Facts Michael J. Saks and William C. Thompson
- Chapter 3.3 Advocacy: Getting the Answers You Want David Carson and Francis Pakes
- Chapter 3.4Expert Evidence: The Rules and the Rationality the Law Applies (or Should Apply) to Psychological Expertise David L. Faigman
- Chapter 3.5 Decision Making by Juries and Judges: International Perspectives Edith Greene and Lawrence Wrightsman
- Chapter 3.6 Restorative Justice: The In’uence of Psychology from a Jurisprudent Therapy Perspective
Eric Y. Drogin, Mark E. Howard and John Williams
- Chapter 3.7 Proactive Judges: Solving Problems and Transforming Communities Leonore M.J. Simon
PART 4 PERSPECTIVES ON POLICY: PSYCHOLOGY AND PUBLIC DEBATE
- Chapter 4.1 Drugs, Crime and the Law: An Attributional Perspective
John B. Davies
- Chapter 4.2 Psychological Research and Lawyers* Perceptions of Child Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Trials Emily Henderson
- Chapter 4.3 Alleged Child Sexual Abuse and Expert Testimony: A Swedish
Perspective Clara Gumpert
- Chapter 4.4 Eyewitnesses A. Daniel Yarmey
- Chapter 4.5 Psychological and Legal Implications of Occupational Stress
for Criminal Justice Practitioners Jennifer Brown and Janette Porteous
- Chapter 4.6 Therapeutic Jurisprudence: An Invitation to Social Scientists
Carrie J. Petrucd, Bruce J. Winick and David B. Vtexler
PART 5 LEGAL PSYCHOLOGY, PSYCHOLOGICAL SCIENCE AND SOCIETY
- Chapter 5.1 Methodology: Laws Adopting and Adapting to Psychology^ Methods and Findings Brian Clifford
- Chapter 5.2 Interviewing and Assessing Clients from Different Cultural
Backgrounds: Guidelines for all Forensic Professionals Martine B. Powell and Terry Bartholomew
- Chapter 5.3 Psychology and Law: A Behavioural or a Social Science? 645
Stephen P. Savage
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