By Brian H. Bornstein, Monica K. Miller
As with its esteemed predecessor, this well timed quantity bargains methods of making use of mental wisdom to deal with urgent matters in felony approaches and very likely to minimize legal offending. In such parts as interrogations, specialist testimony, facts admissibility, and the “death qualification” strategy in capital trials, individuals provide clinical bases for tendencies in suspect, witness, and juror habit and determine these practices vulnerable to impinge on simply results. options span quite a lot of examine, perform, and coverage components, from greater ways to overview to cutting edge suggestions for decreasing recidivism. The interdisciplinary views of those chapters shed salient gentle on either the achieve of the problems and percentages for intervening to enhance the functioning of the justice system.
Among the themes coated:
· The validity of pleading guilty.
· The influence of feelings on juror judgments and choice making.
· The content material, objective, 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 motivate 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 practising lawyers, trial experts, and scientific psychologists.
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This section provides a brief case history of the death penalty and capital trial processes. , thieves, arsonists, burglars, robbers, and petty treason offenders) in Colonial America, not all Americans supported execution for some of these lesser crimes (Banner 2002). For example, William Penn insisted that the death penalty be Capital-izing Jurors: How Death Qualiﬁcation … 29 reserved only for murderers, an idea that is reflected in modern law (Banner 2002; Palmer 2014). In the early twentieth century, support for and use of the death penalty began declining; then, in Furman v.
However, this is not necessarily the case, as discussed in this section. Over the past few decades, researchers have studied the effects of death qualiﬁcation on jurors’ interpretation of evidence, perceptions of trial participants, and beliefs related to the trial (Butler 2007a; Haney 1984; Haney et al. 1994). This research suggests that death qualiﬁcation might affect jurors’ mental frameworks, establishing biased information processing schemas and strengthening punitive attitudes. In a seminal study on death qualiﬁcation, Haney (1984) demonstrated that the process itself had an effect on perceptions of defendants and other individuals in the courtroom, attitudes toward the death penalty, and perceptions of others’ attitudes.
D. (2010). False confessions and false guilty pleas: Similarities and differences. In G. D. Lassiter & C. ), Interrogations and confessions: Current research, practice and policy (pp. 49–66). Washington, DC: APA Books. Redlich, A. , & Madon, S. (in press). The psychology of defendant plea decision-making. American Psychologist. Redlich, A. , & Bonventre, C. (2015). Content and comprehensibility of adult and juvenile tender-of-plea forms: Implications for knowing, intelligent, and voluntary guilty pleas.
Advances in Psychology and Law: Volume 2 by Brian H. Bornstein, Monica K. Miller