The author team for WRIGHTSMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM, 9th Edition combines expertise, active research, writing careers and real world experience as consultants working within the legal system. Real cases such as Bill Cosby and Dylann Roof illustrate the importance of psychology's concepts and methods to an understanding of the legal system and the system's impact on individuals' everyday lives. Case-related questions engage students in critical thinking and discussion. With topics such as competence to stand trial, the insanity defense, expert forensic testimony, the use of deadly force by police, detection of deceit, criminal profiling and coercive interrogation techniques, Greene and Heilbrun’s popular book gives students an insightful overview of psychology's contributions to the legal system. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 496 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1337570877


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.
Genre: Education, Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Pages: 496 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1133951112


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.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 496 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781285500218


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 life in the Court. Dr. Wrightsman uses psychological concepts and research findings from the social sciences to examine the steps of the decision-making process, as well as the ways in which the justices seek to remain collegial in the face of conflict and the degree of predictability in their votes. Psychologists and scholars, as well as those of us seeking to unravel the mystery of The Supreme Court of the United States will find this book to be an eye-opening read.
Genre: Psychology, Editor: Oxford University Press, Pages: 336 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9780190294298



Genre: Forensic psychology, Editor: , Pages: 586 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0534365140


Written by two of the leading authorities in the field, FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY, Third Edition introduces you 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 data. The authors provide an accurate and candid picture of the field, and the range of careers in forensic psychology. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Genre: Education, Editor: Cengage Learning, Pages: 480 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781111804954


WRIGHTSMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM, 8E, International Edition 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.
Genre: Forensic psychology, Editor: Wadsworth Publishing Company, Pages: 544 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 1133956556


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 research.
Genre: Criminal justice, Administration of, Editor: Thomson Brooks/Cole, Pages: 402 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: STANFORD:36105003237679


"The only firsthand account of a wrongful conviction overturned by DNA evidence"--Cover.
Genre: Biography & Autobiography, Editor: University of Georgia Press, Pages: 328 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 0820327840


The causes of confessions, the acceptability of confessions extracted under duress and the interrogation procedures used by police are among the topics explored in this volume. The authors examine how the North American legal system has evolved in its treatment of confessions over the past 50 years, evaluate the process for determining the admissability of confession testimony and provide research findings on jurors' reactions to voluntary and coerced confessions.
Genre: Education, Editor: SAGE Publications, Pages: 176 in PDF, Epub, Mobi, ISBN: 9781452254029