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Hugo Munsterberg Essays on Psychology and Crime

Hugo Munsterberg Essays on Psychology and Crime

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On The Witness Stand: Essays on Psychology & Crime is a true psychology classic and an absolute must read for anybody interested in forensic psychology.

This very important book was Written by my all time favorite psychologist, Hugo Munsterberg; an engaging and controversial figure who was a key figure in the history and development of forensic psychology.

Years ahead of its time, On The Witness Stand: Essays on Psychology & Crime explores issues that are just as important and relevant today e.g., witness memory, suggestibilty and false confessions.
On The Witness Stand: Essays on Psychology & Crime is a true psychology classic and an absolute must read for anybody interested in forensic psychology.

This very important book was Written by my all time favorite psychologist, Hugo Munsterberg; an engaging and controversial figure who was a key figure in the history and development of forensic psychology.

Years ahead of its time, On The Witness Stand: Essays on Psychology & Crime explores issues that are just as important and relevant today e.g., witness memory, suggestibilty and false confessions.

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On The Witness Stand:Essays on Psychology & Crime
Hugo Münsterberg 
 
CONTENTS
Foreword 2 4Introduction 5 10Illusions 11 24The Memory of the Witness 25 43The Detection of Crime 44 66The Traces of Emotion 67 79Untrue confessions 80 101Suggestions in Court 102 117Hypnotism and Crime 118 134The Prevention of Crime 135 156
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FOREWORD
The administration of justice is susceptible of division into two generalbranches: one having to do with the determination of the facts, theother, with the application to the determined facts of legal precepts.The facilities of administration in the jural held have reached a state of high development. In the class-room and the seminar, the attention of the student of law is concentrated upon mastery of legal principles asapplied to determined facts; he is educated in legal bibliography andprecedent. In practice, legal erudition earns signal commendation andoft-times lucrative reward.Legal principles have been formulated into rules, doctrines, andstatutes, and have been harmonized and codified. The legalpractitioner, therefore, usually approaches his task proficient in theknowledge of legal science.But there is the other branch of the administration of justice which isno less important than the jural. It has to do with the domain of factswhich holds the dramatic episodes of every controversy between manand man or man and state. For the tasks here the lawyer is not usuallywell prepared. The ability to discern the facts which control theapplication of legal principles is not methodically developed. Theeducation and training of a lawyer for eliciting the facts are more orless adventitious.The difficulties experienced by judges, juries, and lawyers in probingfor the truth where conflicting versions are presented are in no small
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