Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law, 1st Edition

  • Published By: SAGE
  • ISBN-10: 1412959535
  • ISBN-13: 9781412959537
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 913 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released July 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007

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The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law addresses the interface of psychology and law and draws from the related discipline of criminal justice. These two volumes represent an outstanding collection of entries describing a wide array of contemporary and historical psychology and law topics. With more than 400 entries, this comprehensive resource is perfect to fill the substantial gap in the holdings of academic, professional, and personal libraries on this topic.

Key themes include:

  • Criminal Competencies
  • Criminal Responsibility
  • Death Penalty
  • Education and Professional Development
  • Forensic Assessment in Civil and Criminal Cases
  • Juvenile Offenders
  • Mental Health Law
  • Police and Investigative Psychology
  • Psychological and Forensic Assessment Instruments
  • Psychology of Criminal Behavior
  • Sentencing and Incarceration
  • Symptoms and Disorders Relevant to Forensic Assessment
  • Trial Processes
  • Violence Risk Assessment

The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Law allows individual students, scientists, and practitioners to keep abreast of the growing knowledge base outside their individual areas of expertise, making it a must-have resource for any academic library.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Editorial Board.
List of Entries.
Reader's Guide.
About the Editors.
1: Ackerman-Schoendorf Parent Evaluation of Custody Test (ASPECT).
2: Adjudicative Competence of Youth.
3: Adult Attachment Interview (AAI).
4: Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances, Evaluation of in Capital Cases.
5: Aggravating and Mitigating Circumstances in Capital Trials, Effects on Jurors.
6: Alcohol Intoxication, Impact on Eyewitness Memory.
7: Alibi Witnesses.
8: Alternative Dispute Resolution.
9: AMBER Alert System.
10: American Bar Association Resolution on Mental Disability and the Death Penalty.
11: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
12: Amicus Curiae Briefs.
13: Antisocial Personality Disorder.
14: Appearance-Change Instruction in Lineups.
15: Automatism.
16: Bail-Setting Decisions.
17: Battered Woman Syndrome.
18: Battered Woman Syndrome, Testimony on.
19: Behavior Analysis Interview.
20: Bias Crime.
21: Capacity to Consent to Treatment.
22: Capacity to Consent to Treatment Instrument (CCTI).
23: Capacity to Waive Miranda Rights.
24: Capacity to Waive Rights.
25: Capital Mitigation.
26: Checklist for Competency for Execution Evaluations.
27: Chicago Jury Project.
28: Child Abuse Potential (CAP) Inventory.
29: Child Custody Evaluations.
30: Child Maltreatment.
31: Children's Testimony.
32: Children's Testimony, Evaluation by Juries.
33: Child Sexual Abuse.
34: Civil Commitment.
35: Classification of Violence Risk (COVR).
36: Clothing Bias in Identification Procedures.
37: Cognitive Interview.
38: Community Corrections.
39: Competence Assessment for Standing Trial for Defendants with Mental Retardation (CAST*MR).
40: Competency, Foundational and Decisional.
41: Competency, Restoration of.
42: Competency Assessment Instrument (CAI).
43: Competency for Execution.
44: Competency Screening Test (CST).
45: Competency to be Sentenced.
46: Competency to Confess.
47: Competency to Stand Trial.
48: Competency to Waive Appeals.
49: Competency to Waive Counsel (Proceed Pro Se).
50: Complex Evidence in Litigation.
51: Computer-Assisted Lineups.
52: Conditional Release Programs.
53: Conduct Disorder.
54: Confession Evidence.
55: Confidence in Identifications.
56: Confidence in Identifications, Malleability.
57: Conflict Tactics Scale (CTS).
58: Conformity in Eyewitness Reports.
59: Consent to Clinical Research.
60: Coping Strategies of Adult Sexual Assault Victims.
61: Criminal Behavior, Theories of.
62: Criminal Responsibility, Assessment of.
63: Criminal Responsibility, Defenses and Standards.
64: Crisis and Hostage Negotiation.
65: Critical Incidents.
66: Cross-Race Effect in Eyewitness Identification.
67: CSI Effect.
68: Cybercrime.
69: Damage Awards.
70: Danger Assessment Instrument (DA).
71: Death Penalty.
72: Death Qualification of Juries.
73: Delusions.
74: Detection of Deception: Cognitive Load.
75: Detection of Deception: Event-Related Potentials.
76: Detection of Deception: Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI).
77: Detection of Deception: Nonverbal Cues.
78: Detection of Deception: Reality Monitoring.
79: Detection of Deception: Use of Evidence in.
80: Detection of Deception by Detection “Wizards”.
81: Detection of Deception in Adults.
82: Detection of Deception in Children.
83: Detection of Deception in High-Stakes Liars.
84: Diminished Capacity.
85: Diplomates in Forensic Psychology.
86: Disability and Workers' Compensation Claims, Assessment of.
87: Disparate Treatment and Disparate Impact Evaluations.
88: Dissociative Identity Disorder.
89: Divorce and Child Custody.
90: Doctoral Programs in Psychology and Law.
91: Domestic Violence Courts.
92: Domestic Violence Screening Instrument (DVSI).
93: Double-Blind Lineup Administration.
94: Drug Courts.
95: “Dynamite Charge”.
96: Elder Abuse.
97: Elderly Defendants.
98: Elderly Eyewitnesses.
99: End-of-Life Issues.
100: Estimator and System Variables in Eyewitness Identification.
101: Ethical Guidelines and Principles.
102: Ethnic Differences in Psychopathy.
103: Evaluation of Competence to Stand Trial–Revised (ECST–R).
104: Expert Psychological Testimony.
105: Expert Psychological Testimony, Admissibility Standards.
106: Expert Psychological Testimony, Forms of.
107: Expert Psychological Testimony on Eyewitness Identification.
108: Expert Testimony, Qualifications of Experts.
109: Exposure Time and Eyewitness Memory.
110: Extreme Emotional Disturbance.
111: Eyewitness Descriptions, Accuracy of.
112: Eyewitness Identification: Effect of Disguises and Appearance Changes.
113: Eyewitness Identification: Field Studies.
114: Eyewitness Identification: General Acceptance in the Scientific Community.
115: Eyewitness Memory.
116: Eyewitness Memory, Lay Beliefs About.
117: Facial Composites.
118: False Confessions.
119: False Memories.
120: Financial Capacity.
121: Financial Capacity Instrument (FCI).
122: Fingerprint Evidence, Evaluation of.
123: Fitness-for-Duty Evaluations.
124: Fitness Interview Test–Revised (Fit–R).
125: Forced Confabulation.
126: Forcible Medication.
127: Forensic Assessment.
128: Georgia Court Competence Test (GCCT).
129: Grisso's Instruments for Assessing Understanding and Appreciation of Miranda Rights.
130: Guardianship.
131: Gudjonsson Suggestibility Scales.
132: Guilty but Mentally Ill Verdict.
133: Hallucinations.
134: Hare Psychopathy Checklist–Revised (2nd Edition) (PCL–R).
135: Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Screening Version (PCL:SV).
136: Hare Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL:YV).
137: HCR–20 for Violence Risk Assessment.
138: Hearsay Testimony.
139: Homicide, Psychology of.
140: Hopkins Competency Assessment Test (HCAT).
141: Hypnosis and Eyewitness Memory.
142: Identification Tests, Best Practices in.
143: Inadmissible Evidence, Impact on Juries.
144: Insanity Defense, Juries and.
145: Insanity Defense Reform Act (IDRA).
146: Institutionalization and Deinstitutionalization.
147: Instructions to the Witness.
148: Interdisciplinary Fitness Interview (IFI).
149: Interrogation of Suspects.
150: Intimate Partner Violence.
151: Jail Screening Assessment Tool (JSAT).
152: Judges' Nonverbal Behavior.
153: Juries and Eyewitnesses.
154: Juries and Joined Trials.
155: Juries and Judges' Instructions.
156: Jury Administration Reforms.
157: Jury Competence.
158: Jury Decisions Versus Judges' Decisions.
159: Jury Deliberation.
160: Jury Nullification.
161: Jury Questionnaires.
162: Jury Reforms.
163: Jury Selection.
164: Jury Size and Decision Rule.
165: Jury Understanding of Judges' Instructions in Capital Cases.
166: Juvenile Boot Camps.
167: Juvenile Offenders.
168: Juvenile Offenders, Risk Factors.
169: Juvenile Psychopathy.
170: Juveniles and the Death Penalty.