Chapter 2.3. Risk: The Need for and Benefits of an Interdisciplinary Perspective

  1. David Carson Reader in Law and Behavioural Sciences1 and
  2. Ray Bull Professor of Criminological and Legal Psychology2
  1. David Carson Reader in Law and Behavioural Sciences

Published Online: 2 MAR 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470013397.ch6

Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition

Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts, Second Edition

How to Cite

Carson, D. (2003) Risk: The Need for and Benefits of an Interdisciplinary Perspective, 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.ch6

Editor Information

  1. 1

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

  2. 2

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

Author Information

  1. Faculty of Law, The University, Southampton SO17 1BJ, 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:

  • ‘risk’ or ‘risk-taking’;
  • actuarial and clinical prediction of risk;
  • risk decision-making and erroneous decision-making

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • ‘Risk’ and ‘Risk-taking’

  • Risk and Risk Justification

  • Responsibility for Risk-taking

  • System Analysis and Action

  • Conclusion

  • References