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Psychological Expertise in Court: Psychology in the Courtroom, Volume II

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ISBN13: 9780754676874
Published: May 2009
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing Ltd
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £95.00



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Expertise in Court: Perspectives on Testimony is the second of a two-volume set on the Psychology of the Courtroom. The authors, a renowned group of psychology and legal scholars, offer definitive coverage of the use of psychological expert testimony and evidence in a variety of legal contexts. They explore the controversies that surround it, from questions of its admissibility to its effects on eventual juror decisions. A wide range of topics are covered including system and estimator variables in eyewitness identification, expert testimony on psychological syndromes, the insanity defence and sexual harassment, how child sexual abuse is used by the courts, and recent research on false confessions. They also provide a comparative analysis exploring how different types of psychological expert testimony and evidence are used by different countries’ legal systems. All the chapters conclude by making specific recommendations for how psychological research and information could be better utilized by courts around the world.

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Contents:
Preface to the 2-volume set
Preface to volume II
The admissibility of expert testimony in the United States, the Commonwealth, and elsewhere, Daniel A. Krauss, Desiree Cassar and Allison Strother
Psychological and cultural aspects of interrogations and false confessions: using research to inform legal decision making, Richard A. Leo, Mark Costanzo and Netta Shaked
System and estimator variables in eyewitness identification: a review, Solomon M. Fulero
Insanity in the courtroom: issues of criminal responsibility and competency to stand trial, Patricia A. Zapf, Tina M. Zotolli and Gianni Pirelli
Psychological syndrome evidence, M. Alexis Kennedy
Child sexual abuse and the courts, Susan R. Hall
Sexual harassment: antecedents, consequences, and juror decisions, Sarah M. Greathouse, Lora M. Levett and Margaret Bull Kovera.