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NCJ Number: 148224 Find in a Library
Title: Psychology and Law: International Perspectives
Editor(s): F Losel; D Bender; T Bliesener
Date Published: 1992
Page Count: 581
Sponsoring Agency: Walter de Gruyter & Co
1 Berlin 30, Germany United
Publication Number: ISBN 3-11-013725-9
Sale Source: Walter de Gruyter & Co
Genthiner Str 13
1 Berlin 30,
Germany (Unified)
Type: Issue Overview
Language: English
Country: Germany (Unified)
Annotation: Presentations at the Second European Conference on Law and Psychology highlighted psychological perspectives in criminological research, intervention against criminality, psychology and the police, psychological aspects of civil law, legal psychology in Eastern and Southern Europe, and historical aspects of legal psychology.
Abstract: The first part of the compilation of selected conference presentations provides an introduction to the development of legal psychology. The second part presents more specific, theoretical, and empirical contributions that explain offending and assess offenders. Subsequent parts contain articles on the treatment and prevention of offending, psychological research on the police, witness testimony, children as witnesses and victims in the justice system, juridical procedures and decisionmaking, and forensic psychology in civil law. The final part examines the history and development of legal psychology in different European countries. Topics currently being researched by psychologists are noted, including causes of criminal behavior, judicial decisionmaking, the reliability of eyewitness testimony, sentencing factors, police-citizen interaction, drunk driving, child abuse, tax evasion, effects of punishment and correctional treatment, violence prediction, legal norms, and deterrence. General trends emerging in the field of legal psychology are reviewed. References, tables, and figures
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Criminal justice research; Europe; Foreign criminal justice systems; Forensic psychology; Legal system; Psychological research; Psychologists role in criminal justice; Psychologists role in policing
Note: Second European Conference on Law and Psychology
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