The author team for WRIGHTSMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM, Eighth Edition combines complementary expertise, active research, writing careers, and real world experience (as consultants working within the legal system) to produce a comprehensive text that is unparalleled in scholarship and writing style. This authorship, along with a solid research base and comprehensive coverage, make the text popular with instructors and students alike. The book illustrates the importance of psychology's concepts and methods to an understanding of the legal system--and the system's impact on individuals' everyday live--through the use of real cases and questions that engage students in critical thinking and discussion.
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Table of Contents
1. Psychology and the Law: Choices and Roles.
2. The Legal System: Issues, Structure, and Players.
3. Psychology of Crime.
4. Psychology of Police.
5. Eyewitnesses to Crimes and Accidents.
6. Victims of Crime, Violence, and Adversity.
7. Evaluating Criminal Suspects.
8. Traditional Prosecutions.
9. Alternatives to Traditional Prosecutions.
10. Assessment in Criminal and Juvenile Cases.
11. Assessment in Civil Cases.
12. Preparing for Trials.
13. Jurors and Juries.
14. Punishment and Sentencing.
15. Adult and Juvenile Corrections.