Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition

Editor(s): David Carson, Ray Bull

Published Online: 2 MAR 2005

Print ISBN: 9780471498742

Online ISBN: 9780470013397

DOI: 10.1002/0470013397

About this Book

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 prove to be a valuable resource for scholars and students, as well as being a vital tool for all professionals working in the field.
* Well known editors and an international list of authors, most of whom are leaders in their field
* Focus on psychological concepts and knowledge that will enlighten best practice and research
* The focus on process and issues ensures that the book is not limited in interest by specific legal codes or legislation, it is international
* More than an updating of the old chapters, really a rethinking of the field and what is now important and emerging

Table of contents

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  1. Part 1: Psychological Assessments for the Courts

  2. Part 2: Perspectives on Systems: Psychology in Action

  3. Part 3: Perspectives on Courts: Trials and Decision Making

  4. Part 4: Perspectives on Policy: Psychology and Public Debate

  5. Part 5: Legal Psychology, Psychological Science and Society

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