Psychology and Law. Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility. 2nd Edition. Wiley Series in Psychology of Crime, Policing and Law

  • ID: 2250643
  • Book
  • 240 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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How can psychology inform law and policing to help determine the accuracy of witnesses, victims and suspects?

This second edition of Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility is a substantially revised and exhaustive review of forensic research to do with credibility and the accuracy of evidence.

Throughout the book, Memon, Vrij and Bull use their renowned expertise to focus on the practical relevance of research in areas such as:

  • criminal appearance stereotyping
  • assessment of the reliability of eyewitness evidence
  • non–verbal characteristics and physiological correlates of deception
  • improving practice in interviewing witnesses, in particular children and vulnerable adults
  • the use of and the study of juries in different countries

Aimed primarily at students and researchers in psychology, criminology and law, this book will also appeal to professionals in law and police work.

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About the Authors.

Preface.

Chapter 1. Introduction.

Chapter 2. Telling and Detecting Lies.

Chapter 3. Facial Appearance and Criminality.

Chapter 4. Interviewing Suspects.

Chapter 5. Interviewing Witnesses.

Chapter 6. Psychological Factors in Eyewitness Testimony.

Chapter 7. False Memories.

Chapter 8. Jury Decision Making.

Chapter 9. The Role of Expert Witnesses.

References.

Index. 

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up–to–date, comprehensive and accurately reported well–written, detailed and comprehensive will be recommending the book (Journal of Investigative Psychology and Offender Profiling, May 2004)

informs and captivates the reader (Applied Cognitive Psychology, July 04)

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