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Forensic and Legal Psychology
Third EditionMark Costanzo; Daniel Krauss©2018
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Costanzo and Krauss show students how psychological science can be used to enhance the gathering of evidence, improve legal decision making, reduce crime, and promote justice. With the integration of fascinating real trials, cases and other examples of the legal system in action, the authors illustrate how research and theory can deepen our understanding of suspects, criminals, police officers, victims, lawyers, witnesses, judges, and jurors. Costanzo and Krauss accessibly illustrate the relevance of key research findings in social, cognitive, clinical, and developmental psychology to virtually every aspect of the legal system psychologists have studied.
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Table of Contents
CHAPTER 2: INTERROGATIONS AND CONFESSIONS
CHAPTER 3: LIE DETECTION
CHAPTER 4: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF FORENSIC IDENTIFICATION: DNA, FINGERPRINTS, AND PHYSICAL TRACE EVIDENCE
CHAPTER 5: CRIMINAL PROFILING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL AUTOPSIES
CHAPTER 6: CHILD SEXUAL ABUSE: INTERVIEWING CHILDREN AND THE RECOVERED MEMORIES OF ADULTS
CHAPTER 7: EYEWITNESS IDENTIFICATION AND TESTIMONY
CHAPTER 8: COMPETENCY TO STAND TRIAL
CHAPTER 9: JURY SELECTION AND TRIAL PROCEDURE
CHAPTER 10: THE INSANITY DEFENSE
CHAPTER 11: BATTERED WOMAN SYNDROME, RAPE TRAUMA SYNDROME, AND POSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
CHAPTER 12: JURIES AND JUDGES AS DECISION MAKERS
CHAPTER 13: CHILD CUSTODY DISPUTES
CHAPTER 14: WORKPLACE LAW: HARASSMENT, DISCRIMINATION, AND FAIRNESS
CHAPTER 15: PREDICTING VIOLENT BEHAVIOR: THE PSYCHOLOGY OF RISK ASSESSMENT
CHAPTER 16: CORRECTIONS: SENTENCING, IMPRISONMENT, AND ALTERNATIVES
CHAPTER 17: THE DEATH PENALTY