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The field of psychology and law encompasses a wide variety of diverse topics. These topics have a number of real-world consequences for suspects, offenders, witnesses, litigants, factfinders (e.g., juries and judges), and others. This inaugural volume contains eight chapters, each focusing on a different topic within psychology and law. The first three chapters address pre-trial issues. The next three chapters deal with issues regarding trial procedures. Later chapters address the faulty perceptions that underlie sex offender policies (e.g., housing restrictions) and how these perceptions have led to ineffective policies. They offer suggestions for reforming such policies. In the final chapter, Robbennolt and Hans present an overview of the ways that tort law interacts with psychology. This review discusses the various ways that psychological theory can inform several central issues and domains of civil law, including causation, contributory negligence, and tort damages.
Sub-Genre: Applied Psychology
Series Title: Advances in Psychology and Law
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Volume number: 1
Street Date: June 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-21-3929