Psychology and Law : Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility

Description

Psychology and Law shows how psychological research and theory can be used in a legal context. Written with advanced undergraduate students in mind, it focuses upon the pre-trial or investigative phase of the legal process. Obtaining and assessing witness evidence is a key part of any criminal investigation. Topics include witness accuracy and credibility, covering issues such as assessment of witness credibility, interviewing suspects and witnesses, eyewitness testimony, false beliefs and memory, the role of experts and juries. This second edition has been revised and updated to reflect the large amount of new research in the area, making it the essential guide for all courses with a legal component. Comment on the first edition: "This is an excellent appraisal of the psychology of evidence...it provides thorough, substantial and up-to-date accounts of modern developments. " Denniss Howitt, Loughborough University, UK Written by well known and respected authors Suitable as an introductory, undergraduate text

Details

Author(s)
Amina A. Memon, Aldert Vrij, Ray Bull
Format
Hardback | 236 pages
Dimensions
176 x 252 x 19mm | 566g
Publication date
08 Aug 2003
Publisher
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Imprint
John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Publication City/Country
Chichester, United Kingdom
Language
English
Edition statement
2nd Edition
ISBN10
0470850604
ISBN13
9780470850602