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Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility
Psychology and Law shows how psychological research and theory canbe used in a legal context. Written with advanced undergraduatestudents in mind, it focuses upon the pre-trial or investigativephase of the legal process. Obtaining and assessing witnessevidence is a key part of any criminal investigation. Topicsinclude witness accuracy and credibility, covering issues such asassessment of witness credibility, interviewing suspects andwitnesses, eyewitness testimony, false beliefs and memory, the roleof experts and juries.
This second edition has been revised and updated to reflect thelarge amount of new research in the area, making it the essentialguide for all courses with a legal component.
Comment on the first edition:
"This is an excellent appraisal of the psychology of evidence...itprovides thorough, substantial and up-to-date accounts of moderndevelopments." Denniss Howitt, Loughborough University, UK * Written by well known and respected authors * Suitable as an introductory, undergraduate textread more