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By Brian H. Bornstein, Monica K. Miller

As with its esteemed predecessor, this well timed quantity bargains methods of utilising mental wisdom to handle urgent matters in felony techniques and most likely to minimize legal offending. In such parts as interrogations, specialist testimony, proof admissibility, and the “death qualification” method in capital trials, participants provide medical bases for traits in suspect, witness, and juror habit and determine these practices susceptible to impinge on simply results. strategies span a variety of learn, perform, and coverage parts, from higher techniques to overview to leading edge suggestions for lowering recidivism. The interdisciplinary views of those chapters shed salient gentle on either the achieve of the problems and chances for intervening to enhance the functioning of the justice system.

Among the subjects coated:

· The validity of pleading guilty.

· The effect of feelings on juror judgments and selection making.

· The content material, function, and results of specialist testimony on interrogation practices and suspect confessions.

· a man-made standpoint at the own-race bias in eyewitness identification.

· Risk-reducing interventions for justice-involved individuals.

· felony justice and mental views on deterring gangs.

As a way to spur study and dialogue, and to encourage extra collaboration among the fields, quantity 2 of Advances in Psychology and Law will curiosity and intrigue researchers and practitioners in law-psychology in addition to training legal professionals, trial specialists, and scientific psychologists.

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2010). Further, religious fundamentalists and individuals who interpreted the Bible literally were less likely to be excluded, compared to their counterparts, and both fundamentalism and literal interpretation were related to attitudes in favor of the death penalty (Miller and Hayward 2008; Summers et al. 2010). This suggests that, through death qualification, juries are more likely to be composed of jurors with certain types of religious beliefs—beliefs that are related to attitudes in favor of the death penalty.

Journal of Quantitative Criminology, 28(3), 437–454. , & Norris, R. J. (2014). ” Criminology, 52, 723–754. 12054 Cialdini, R. B. (2001). Influence: Science and practice. New York: Harper Collins. Cohen, T. , & Reaves, B. A. (2006). Felony defendants in large urban counties, 2002. S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics. Coleman, C. (2002). PBS Frontline: A crime of insanity. Interview with Prosecutor Cheryl Coleman. html Cook, K. M. (2007). Chasing justice: My story of freeing myself after two decades on death row for a crime I did not commit.

Haney et al. 1994). It is possible to argue that as long as those who are extremely against and extremely for the death penalty are excluded, that risk would be minimal. However, this is not necessarily true because, as mentioned above, the process likely excludes those who strongly oppose the death penalty at a higher rate than those who strongly support the death penalty. There are two aspects of death qualification that support this notion. First, one could argue that it is likely easier, in practice, to identify and exclude those who are extremely against the death penalty than those who are extremely in favor.

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