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By Brian H. Bornstein, Monica K. Miller

ISBN-10: 3319430831

ISBN-13: 9783319430836

As with its esteemed predecessor, this well timed quantity deals methods of using mental wisdom to deal with urgent issues in felony tactics and most likely to lessen legal offending. In such components as interrogations, professional testimony, facts admissibility, and the “death qualification” procedure in capital trials, participants provide clinical bases for traits in suspect, witness, and juror habit and establish these practices at risk of impinge on simply results. concepts span a variety of examine, perform, and coverage parts, from larger ways to evaluation to leading edge techniques for decreasing recidivism. The interdisciplinary views of those chapters shed salient mild on either the succeed in of the problems and chances for intervening to enhance the functioning of the justice system.

Among the subjects coated:

· The validity of pleading guilty.

· The effect of feelings on juror judgments and selection making.

· The content material, objective, and results of professional testimony on interrogation practices and suspect confessions.

· a man-made point of view at the own-race bias in eyewitness identification.

· Risk-reducing interventions for justice-involved individuals.

· felony justice and mental views on deterring gangs.

As a way to spur study and dialogue, and to encourage extra collaboration among the fields, quantity 2 of Advances in Psychology and Law will curiosity and intrigue researchers and practitioners in law-psychology in addition to practising legal professionals, trial experts, and scientific psychologists.

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Juveniles’ competence to stand trial: A comparison of adolescents’ and adults’ capacities as trial defendants. Law and Human Behavior, 27, 333–364. , & Wistrich, A. (2001). Inside the judicial mind. Cornell Law Review, 86, 777. Haigler, K. , & Campbell, A. (1994). Literacy behind prison walls: Profiles of the prison population from the national adult literacy survey, (NCES 94102). S: Department of Education. , & Porpotage, F. M. (1994). Improving literacy skills of juvenile detainees. OJJDP Juvenile Justice Bulletin.

Second, there may simply be more people in society who are extremely opposed to the death penalty than those extremely in favor based on a reading of recent Gallup polls (see also Miller and Hayward 2008). A. Yelderman et al. We would contend that identifying those who are extremely against the death penalty is probably relatively easy in practice given that, procedurally, it involves asking a simple yes/no question (upon which the prospective juror could be categorized as “not death-qualified” and be excluded from the jury).

Recently, Redlich et al. (in press) argued that a similar amount of attention be paid to guilty pleas, generally, and false guilty pleas, specifically. D. Redlich they did not commit (see Malloy et al. 2014; Redlich 2010). Moreover, creative methodologies are needed to study the phenomenon of false guilty pleas. , Malloy et al. 2014; Redlich et al. , Bordens 1984) have advanced our understanding of the circumstances under which false guilty pleas can occur, innovative, ethical, and plausible methods are needed to take this nascent field to the next level.

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