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Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology (Revised First)

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“The anthology Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology discusses major topics at the intersection of psychology and the American justice system. The material includes theory, research, and application, and addresses how those who work within the system can apply the research towards real-world problems.

The readings address issues encountered by police, prosecutors, defense attorneys, judges, and lay people when they interact with the justice system. Readers will learn about interrogation and confession, criminal profiling, jury selection, eyewitness testimony, expert witnesses, sentencing, and corrections.

Practical in nature and focus, the text is able to successfully debunk numerous myths about the justice system. It also provides valuable information about career opportunities within the system that are available to psychology majors.

Where Law and Psychology Intersect: Issues in Legal Psychology is an ideal text for non-clinical forensic psychology courses, criminal justice courses, and classes on social science in the criminal justice system. It is also useful for those working in the justice system who do not have backgrounds in legal psychology.

Shari Schwartz earned her Ph.D. in legal psychology at Florida International University where she is now a lecturer of legal and forensic psychology. Dr. Schwartz also maintains a private practice as a trial consultant, researcher, and mitigation and victim outreach expert. Her field of expertise is death penalty and homicide cases, and in 2011 she was awarded the Florida Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (Miami chapter) Rodney Thaxton “Against All Odds” award for her work on a specific death penalty case. Dr. Schwartz is frequently invited to lecture around the world at law schools and professional conferences.”

Editor: Schwartz, Shari

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Media: Book
ISBN: 1516500016
Language: English
Pages: 298

Additional information

Weight 1.53 lbs
Dimensions 11 × 8.5 × 0.62 in