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Psychology and Law : International Perspectives :  International Perspectives - Friedrich Loesel

Psychology and Law : International Perspectives

International Perspectives

By: Friedrich Loesel (Editor), Doris Bender (Editor), Thomas Bliesener (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1992
ISBN: 9783110137255
Number Of Pages: 585
For Ages: 22+ years old

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Selected contributions to the Second European Conference on Law and Psychology, held in Nuremberg, Germany in 1990. The volume is divided into nine parts: general perspectives, explanation of offending and assessment of offenders, treatment and prevention of offending, psychological research on the

International Perspectives on Psychology and Law: An Introduction
General Perspectives
Psychology and Law: Overtures, Crescendos, and Reprisesp. 3
Psychological Contributions to Criminology: Perspectives of a Law Scientistp. 22
Psychological Contributions to the Explanation, Prevention, and Treatment of Offendingp. 35
Explanation of Offending and Assessment of Offenders
Applying Chaos Theory to Delinquent Behavior in Psychosocial Stress Situationsp. 55
Resilience in Juveniles With High Risk of Delinquencyp. 62
Violation of Rules as a Reaction to Declining Living Standards Among Workers and Intellectualsp. 76
What Constitutes Reckless Driving? A Psychological Study of Motor Vehicle Following Distancesp. 86
Between Doing Harm and Breaking the Law: A Social-Psychological Perspectivep. 95
Drug Use Prevalence Among Offendersp. 105
Using Psychological Tests in the Forensic Assessment of Offendersp. 111
Profiles of Incarcerated Offenders Convicted of Rape and Indecent Assault: An Exploratory Studyp. 121
Treatment and Prevention of Offending
The Effect of Treatment on Juvenile Delinquents: Results from Meta-Analysisp. 131
Intervention in Persistent Criminality in Childrenp. 144
Some Things Do Work: Psychological Interventions With Offenders and the Effectiveness Debatep. 163
Therapy Versus Penalty: An Evaluation Studyp. 175
The Treatment of Mentally Disordered Offenders in Canadap. 182
General Prevention: Criminological and Psychological Problemsp. 193
Psychological Research on the Police
Psychologists and the Policep. 205
Predictors of Suspect and Interviewer Behaviour During Police Questioningp. 212
Perceived Credibility of the Communicator: Studies of Perceptual Bias in Police Officers Conducting Rape Interviewsp. 219
Police Officers' Beliefs About Cues Associated With Deception in Rape Casesp. 234
Police-Citizen Interaction and Nonverbal Communication: The Impact of Culturally Determined Smiling and Gesturesp. 240
The Effect of the Right to Silence on the Prosecution and Conviction of Criminal Suspectsp. 253
Research on Witness Testimony
Influencing Public Policy on Eyewitnessing: Problems and Possibilitiesp. 265
Comparison of One-Person and Many-Person Lineups: A Warning Against Unsafe Practicesp. 275
The Influence of Eyewitness Observation and Photographic Presentation on the Identification of Persons in Lineupsp. 286
The Generation of Misinformationp. 292
Effects of Detailed Imagery on Simulated Witness Recallp. 302
Racial and Gender Issues in Facial Recognitionp. 309
Eyewitness Memory and Time of Dayp. 317
"Phenomenal Causality" in Eyewitness Reportp. 321
Deception Detection and Reality Monitoring: A New Answer to an Old Question?p. 328
Children as Witnesses and Victims in the Justice System
The Truth in Content Analyses of a Child's Testimonyp. 335
The Credibility of Children as Witnesses and the Social Denial of the Incestuous Abuse of Childrenp. 345
Injustice to Children and Families in Child Abuse Casesp. 352
Child Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Cases: Psychological Implications of Legal Proceduresp. 360
Child Witnesses in British Courtsp. 365
Child Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Cases: The Juridical Situation in Germanyp. 374
Children's Evidence in Child Abuse Proceedings under the Israeli Legal System: The Law of Evidence Revisionp. 385
Official Ideals and Current Practice in Work With Child Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Cases in Norwayp. 393
Juridical Situation of Child Witnesses in Canadap. 399
Some Areas of Interface Between Psychology and the Guardian Ad Litem Programs in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Settingsp. 404
Juridical Procedures and Decision-Making
Methodological Issues in Research on Legal Decision-Making, With Special Reference to Experimental Simulationsp. 413
Justification and Goals of Punishment and the Attribution of Responsibility in Judgesp. 424
Verdicts of Psychosocially Biased Juriesp. 435
Psychometric Evaluation of Two Scales Assessing Fitness to Stand Trialp. 440
Beyond the Ultimate Issuep. 447
Forensic Psychology in Civil Law
The Child in the European Legal Systemp. 467
Diagnostic Judgment on Parental Custody as a Decision-Making Processp. 473
Fire-Setting: Age Trends and Psychometrical Diagnosis of Competency Criteria for Liabilityp. 477
The Legislation of Organ Donationp. 491
Jung's Psychology Adopted in Lawp. 500
History and Development of Legal Psychology in Different Countries
Highlights of the History of Forensic Psychology in Germanyp. 509
On the Development of Psychologically Oriented Legal Thinking in German Speaking Countriesp. 519
Psychology and Law in Spainp. 526
Law and Psychology in Italyp. 535
Psychology and Law in Polandp. 546
Subject Indexp. 555
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ISBN: 9783110137255
ISBN-10: 3110137259
Audience: General
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 585
Published: 1992
Publisher: De Gruyter
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 24.41 x 16.99  x 3.18
Weight (kg): 1.13