Chapter 5.3. Psychology and Law: A Behavioural or a Social Science?

  1. David Carson Reader in Law and Behavioural Sciences2 and
  2. Ray Bull Professor of Criminological and Legal Psychology3
  1. Stephen P. Savage Professor

Published Online: 2 MAR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470013397.ch28

Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition

How to Cite

Savage, S. P. (2003) Psychology and Law: A Behavioural or a Social Science?, in Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition (eds D. Carson and R. Bull), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470013397.ch28

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Faculty of Law, The University, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK

  2. 3

    Department of Psychology, University of Portsmouth, King Henry Building, King Henry 1 Street, Portsmouth PO1 2DY, UK

Author Information

  1. Institute of Criminal Justice Studies, University of Portsmouth, Ravelin House, Ravelin Park, Museum Road, Portsmouth PO1 2QQ, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2005
  2. Published Print: 15 MAR 2003

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471498742

Online ISBN: 9780470013397

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Keywords:

  • crime and offending;
  • legal and judicial responses;
  • politics of law

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Part One: Social Science, Crime and Offending Behaviour

  • Part Two: Social Science and the Social and Political Context of Law

  • Conclusion

  • References