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Wrightsman's Psychology and the Legal System (Ise) [Hardcover]

Edith Greene , Michael T. Nietzel , Kirk Heilbrun , William H. Fortune


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16 May 2006 0495130702 978-0495130703 International ed of 6th revised ed
The author team for WRIGHTSMAN'S PSYCHOLOGY AND THE LEGAL SYSTEM, Sixth 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. The authorship, research base and comprehensive coverage make this text popular with instructors and students. This text demonstrates the importance of psychology to understanding the legal system and the impact on individuals' everyday lives through the use of real cases and questions formed to create discussions of these cases.

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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. Crime investigation: Witnesses. 6. Evaluating Criminal Suspects. 7. Between arrest and trial. 8. Forensic assessment in juvenile and criminal cases. 9. Forensic assessment in civil cases. 10. The trial process. 11. Jury representativeness and selection. 12. The jury: Decision processes and reforms. 13. Psychology of victims of crime and violence. 14. Psychology of punishment and sentencing. 15. Juvenile and adult corrections. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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5.0 out of 5 stars very informative 4 Dec 2008
By Robert W. Smith - Published on Amazon.com
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This book is an excellent undergraduate text. It provides a very fine review of most critical psychological issues within the legal system. Written by experts in the field, it provides confidence regarding content. It's well written and ought to be at least considered for undergraduate courses in psychology and the legal system.
5.0 out of 5 stars Educating Experience 4 May 2012
By Amy - Published on Amazon.com
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This book has educated and helped me with the current class I am taking. Wrightman goes into detail how the mind works differently than we think--we don't give ourselves enough credit. I am currently taking a class that requires this material, but they only offer the ebook--I would much rather have the book in my hands. If you are taking any classes for Criminal Justice, then I would advise you to read this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Book 17 Feb 2008
By R. Ochoa - Published on Amazon.com
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The topics are interestingly written. It covers all I needed for class. It explains it well and concise. It should be a fun class if you need this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great condition 1 Jan 2012
By PennyTx - Published on Amazon.com
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The book under review was for one of my criminal justice classes and it arrived right on time and was in perfect condition. When the college I attend only provides electronic books I airways go to Amazon. Com for the book(s) I need. In the past I have recommended Amazon.com and I will continue to in the future!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent condition! 3 Oct 2010
By Priscilla - Published on Amazon.com
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The book didn't come when it said it was, but it is in excellent condition!
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