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Psychological science in the courtroom : consensus and controversy

By: Douglas, Kevin S.(Edited by) Lilienfeld, Scott O.(Edited by) Skeem, Jennifer L. (University of California, Irvine, United States)(Edited by)

1606232517 / 9781606232514
Laminated
614.1
31/07/2009
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This rigorous yet reader-friendly book reviews the state of the science on a broad range of psychological issues commonly encountered in the forensic context.

The goal is to help professionals and students differentiate between supported and unsupported psychological techniques--and steer clear of those that may be misleading or legally inadmissible.

Leading contributors focus on controversial issues surrounding recovered memories, projective techniques, lie detection, child witnesses, offender rehabilitation, psychopathy, violence risk assessment, and more.

With a focus on real-world legal situations, the book offers guidelines for presenting scientific evidence accurately and effectively in courtroom testimony and written reports.

BIC:

JMK Criminal or forensic psychology

Our price£46.99