Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility, 2nd Edition

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Amina Memon, Aldert Vrij, Ray Bull, "Psychology and Law: Truthfulness, Accuracy and Credibility, 2nd Edition"
Wiley | ISBN 0470850604 | 2003 Year | PDF | ~2 Mb | 236 Pages

Psychology and Law shows how psychological research and theory can be used in a legal context. Written with advanced undergraduate students in mind, it focuses upon the pre-trial or investigative phase of the legal process. Obtaining and assessing witness evidence is a key part of any criminal investigation. Topics include witness accuracy and credibility, covering issues such as assessment of witness credibility, interviewing suspects and witnesses, eyewitness testimony, false beliefs and memory, the role of experts and juries. This second edition has been revised and updated to reflect the large amount of new research in the area, making it the essential guide for all courses with a legal component.