Advances in Psychology and Law: Volume 2 by Brian H. Bornstein, Monica K. Miller

By Brian H. Bornstein, Monica K. Miller

As with its esteemed predecessor, this well timed quantity deals methods of making use of mental wisdom to handle urgent issues in felony methods and most likely to minimize legal offending. In such parts as interrogations, specialist testimony, proof admissibility, and the “death qualification” method in capital trials, members supply medical bases for traits in suspect, witness, and juror habit and establish these practices prone to impinge on simply results. suggestions span a variety of study, perform, and coverage components, from greater techniques to evaluation to leading edge recommendations for lowering recidivism. The interdisciplinary views of those chapters shed salient gentle on either the succeed in of the problems and probabilities for intervening to enhance the functioning of the justice system.

Among the themes coated:

· The validity of pleading guilty.

· The impression of feelings on juror judgments and determination making.

· The content material, objective, and results of professional testimony on interrogation practices and suspect confessions.

· a man-made point of view at the own-race bias in eyewitness identification.

· Risk-reducing interventions for justice-involved individuals.

· legal justice and mental views on deterring gangs.

As a way to spur examine and dialogue, and to motivate additional collaboration among the fields, quantity 2 of Advances in Psychology and Law will curiosity and intrigue researchers and practitioners in law-psychology in addition to training legal professionals, trial experts, and medical psychologists.

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Although it could be argued that removing ADP jurors offsets the removal of jurors who are strongly opposed, this is not necessarily the case. In a study by Miller and Hayward (2008), death qualification eliminated 11 ADP jurors and 147 jurors who were absolutely opposed to the death penalty. Thus, death qualification might still result in juries that are, as a whole, more supportive of the death penalty than the public in general. S. Supreme Court ruled that appellate courts cannot decide whether a lower court should have removed a juror during death qualification.

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