Wrightsman s Psychology and the Legal System
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Wrightsman s Psychology and the Legal System


  • Author : Edith Greene
  • Publisher : Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2006-05-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780534521066


Wrightsman s Psychology and the Legal System Book Description :

The author team for WRIGHTSMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM, Sixth Edition combines complementary expertise, active research, writing careers, and real world experience (as consultants working within the legal system) to produce a comprehensive text that is unparalleled in scholarship and writing style. The authorship, research base and comprehensive coverage make this text popular with instructors and students. This text demonstrates the importance of psychology to understanding the legal system and the impact on individuals' everyday lives through the use of real cases and questions formed to create discussions of these cases. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in ...

Wrightsman s Psychology and the Legal System

Wrightsman s Psychology and the Legal System


  • Author : Edith Greene
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2013-01-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781285500218


Wrightsman s Psychology and the Legal System Book Description :

WRIGHTMAN’S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM shows you the critical importance of psychology’s concepts and methods to the functioning of many aspects of today’s legal system. Featuring topics such as competence to stand trial, the insanity defense, expert forensic testimony, analysis of eye witness identification, criminal profiling, and many others, this best-selling book gives you a comprehensive overview of psychology’s contributions to the legal system, and the many roles available to trained psychologists within the system. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections http://gocengage.com/infotrac. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version....

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology


  • Author : Solomon Fulero
  • Publisher : Nelson Education
  • Release Date : 2008-04-18
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781111804954


Forensic Psychology Book Description :

Written by two of the leading authorities in the field, FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, Third Edition introduces students to the practice of forensic psychology by showing how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and trial consultants for jury selection and child custody hearings. Wrightsman and Fulero present the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, and address both the opportunities and temptations inherent in those roles. Through this lens, the authors explore the ethical issues facing practicing forensic psychologists, such as promising clients too much, the possibility of becoming advocates rather than objective scientists, and the pitfalls associated with substituting one’s values for da...

Psychology and the Legal System

Psychology and the Legal System


  • Author : Lawrence S. Wrightsman
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : UOM:39015056898631


Psychology and the Legal System Book Description :

This engrossing text examines the legal system through the use of psychological concepts, methods, and research results. It seeks to clarify the basic dilemmas that persist in the legal system and looks at the ethical, moral, legal, and psychological "gray areas" of the law, including coverage of such topics as: competence to stand trial, pretrial publicity and resulting changes in venue, criminal profiling, civil case law and civil procedures, the rights of children, capital punishment, the psychology of criminal trials, the insanity defense, expert forensic testimony, and analysis of eyewitness identification and line-up procedures. This thoroughly updated edition balances discussion of the legal system with psychological theory, concepts, and rese...

Forensic Psychology

Forensic Psychology


  • Author : Lawrence S. Wrightsman
  • Publisher : Wadsworth Publishing Company
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0534632254


Forensic Psychology Book Description :

Written by two of the leading authorities in the field, FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, Second Edition introduces students to the practice of forensic psychology by showing readers how psychologists aid the legal system by serving as expert witnesses, criminal profilers, and trial consultants for jury selection and child custody hearings. Wrightsman and Fulero present the roles and responsibilities of forensic psychologists, and addresses both the opportunities and temptations inherent in those roles. Through this lens, the authors explore the ethical issues facing practicing forensic psychologists, such as promising clients too much, the possibility of becoming advocates rather than objective scientists, and the pitfalls associated with substituting one's valu...

The Psychology of the Supreme Court

The Psychology of the Supreme Court


  • Author : Lawrence S. Wrightsman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-03-16
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780190294298


The Psychology of the Supreme Court Book Description :

With the media spotlight on the recent developments concerning the Supreme Court, more and more people have become increasingly interested in the highest court in the land. Who are the justices that run it and how do they make their decisions? The Psychology of the Supreme Court by Lawrence S. Wrightsman is the first book to thoroughly examine the psychology of Supreme Court decision-making. Dr. Wrightsman's book seeks to help us understand all aspects of the Supreme Court's functioning from a psychological perspective. This timely and comprehensive work addresses many factors of influence including, the background of the justices, how they are nominated and appointed, the role of their law clerks, the power of the Chief Justice, and the day-to-day l...

Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts

Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts


  • Author : David Carson
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2003-07-11
  • Genre: Psychology
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780470862223


Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts Book Description :

The second edition of this popular international handbook highlights the developing relationship between psychology and the law. Consisting of all-new material and drawing on the work of practitioners and academics from the UK, Europe, North America and elsewhere, this volume looks not only at the more traditional elements of psychology and the law - the provision of psychological assessments about individuals to the courts - but also many of the recent developments, such as the interaction between psychologists and other professionals, decision-making by judges and juries, and the shaping of social policy and political debate. Contemporary and authoritative in its scope, the second edition of The Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts will again p...

Children s Rights in the United States
Score: 4.5
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Children s Rights in the United States


  • Author : Nancy E. Walker
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Law
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0803951043


Children s Rights in the United States Book Description :

The authors of this volume provide discussion on vital issues related to the rights of children in the United States, including: the historical and contextual perspective on the rights of children; the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child; the differing views on children's rights and competencies; and the rights of children within the family, the social service system, the health care system, the educational system, the juvenile justice system and in employment....

Psychology and the Legal System

Psychology and the Legal System


  • Author : Lawrence S. Wrightsman
  • Publisher : Thomson Brooks/Cole
  • Release Date : 1987
  • Genre: Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : STANFORD:36105003237679


Psychology and the Legal System Book Description :

This engrossing text examines the legal system through the use of psychological concepts, methods, and research results. It seeks to clarify the basic dilemmas that persist in the legal system and looks at the ethical, moral, legal, and psychological "gray areas" of the law, including coverage of such topics as: competence to stand trial, pretrial publicity and resulting changes in venue, criminal profiling, civil case law and civil procedures, the rights of children, capital punishment, the psychology of criminal trials, the insanity defense, expert forensic testimony, and analysis of eyewitness identification and line-up procedures. This thoroughly updated edition balances discussion of the legal system with psychological theory, concepts, and rese...