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NCJ Number: 92049 Find in a Library
Title: Forensic Hypnosis - Psychological and Legal Aspects
Author(s): R Udolf
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 242
Sponsoring Agency: Lexington Books
New York, NY 10022
Sale Source: Lexington Books
866 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States of America
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This book examines forensic hypnosis from the viewpoints of both the psychotherapist-expert and the attorney in an effort to aid each profession in understanding the other's special problems.
Abstract: The text consolidates in one source various materials, concepts, and techniques with which the forensic hypnotist needs to be conversant and discusses the legal issues, principles, and problems that are involved with the forensic application of hypnosis. To this end, both literature and applicable case law are surveyed. In addition, the book acquaints lawyers, prosecutors, judges, legislators, law enforcement personnel, and other interested professionals with the characteristics, capabilities, and limitations of hypnosis; the scope of its potential applications; and its dangers as a forensic and investigative tool. The text deals with the psychology of hypnosis and the hypnotic phenomena as they relate to forensic applications, and the legal principles and case law related to these applications. Tabular data, a legal glossary, a psychological glossary, and name and subject indexes are provided. A bibliography contains over 300 references. (Author abstract modified)
Index Term(s): Questioning under hypnosis; Rules of evidence
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