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By Mark Costanzo, Daniel Krauss

Drawing on a mixed 3 a long time of educating adventure, Costanzo and Krauss aid scholars discover the attention-grabbing intersections the place psychology and the legislations meet, in an excitingly written textbook that offers the most recent examine within the context of dozens of actual cases.

As prior to, the hot version attracts on large learn in social, cognitive, scientific, and developmental psychology to discover almost each element of the criminal approach studied via psychologists, emphasizing the methods examine and conception deepen our knowing of key contributors (e.g., criminals, police, sufferers, legal professionals, witnesses, judges, and jurors) and easy mental methods (e.g., decision-making, persuasion, belief, reminiscence, and behaviour change).

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In Kumho, the Court made a further clarification: “. that a court’s gate- Psychology and Law: A Cautious Alliance | 17 The defense might argue that the brain scan is just one piece of evidence that when combined with psychological or psychiatric assessments, paints a better picture of Bill’s mental state at the time of the crime. Yet we do not know what the relation is between the scan and the other assessments. What percentage of people with a certain psychiatric diagnosis will test positive for this abnormality?

In courts, the process usually works like this: An attorney representing one side or the other in a trial proposes that a particular expert be allowed to testify and the presiding judge decides whether or not to allow the testimony. The lawyer believes that the expert will strengthen his or her case. The judge has other concerns. He or she must decide if hearing the expert testify will help juries discover the true facts in a particular case. Juries are the triers of fact. That is, in a jury trial, it is the jury that must listen to the evidence and decide on a verdict based on the facts presented at trial.

Roles Played by Psychologists Interested in Law Given the fundamental differences in the cultures of law and psychology, how should the two interact? If both cultures can be enriched through contact, how might this contact occur? Three broad forms of interaction are possible. Though conceptually distinct, the three roles are complementary rather than exclusive. Each highlights a different means by which psychological science makes contact with the legal system. 12 | Forensic and Legal Psychology A field of study is perhaps best defined by the activities of people working in that field.

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