Applying Psychology to Criminal Justice
Copyright © 2007 John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Editor(s): David Carson, Rebecca Milne, Francis Pakes, Karen Shalev, Andrea Shawyer
Published Online: 13 MAY 2008
Print ISBN: 9780470015155
Online ISBN: 9780470713068
About this Book
Few things should go together better than psychology and law - and few things are getting together less successfully. Edited by four psychologists and a lawyer, and drawing on contributions from Europe, the USA and Australia, Applying Psychology to Criminal Justice argues that psychology should be applied more widely within the criminal justice system. Contributors develop the case for successfully applying psychology to justice by providing a rich range of applicable examples for development now and in the future. Readers are encouraged to challenge the limited ambition and imagination of psychology and law by examining how insights in areas such as offender cognition and decision-making under pressure might inform future investigation and analysis.