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Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System

Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System
Author: Edith Greene - Kirk Heilbrun
ISBN 13: 9780495813019
ISBN 10: 49581301
Edition: 7
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing
Publication Date: 2010-02-25
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 544
List Price: $317.95

This engrossing book examines the legal system through the use of psychological concepts, methods, and research results. It seeks to clarify the basic dilemmas that persist in the legal system and looks at the ethical, moral, legal, and psychological "gray areas" of the law, including coverage of such topics as: competence to stand trial, pretrial publicity and resulting changes in venue, criminal profiling, civil case law and civil procedures, the rights of children, capital punishment, the psychology of c