Monday, January 14, 2008

Forensic Psychology Book of The Month (January)

Forensic Psychology

Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom Edited by Eugene Borgida & Susan T. Fiske.

Book Description

Beyond Common Sense addresses the many important and controversial issues that arise from the use of psychological and social science in the courtroom.

Features original chapters written by some of the leading experts in the field of psychology and law including Elizabeth Loftus, Saul Kassin, Faye Crosby, Alice Eagly, Gary Wells, Louise Fitzgerald, Craig Anderson, and Phoebe Ellsworth

Each chapter identifies areas of scientific agreement and disagreement, and discusses how psychological science advances an understanding of human behavior beyond what is accessible by common sense. The issues addressed include eyewitness identification, gender stereotypes, repressed memories, Affirmative Action, and the death penalty.

Commentaries written by 7 leading social science and law scholars discuss key legal and scientific themes that emerge from the science chapters and illustrate how psychological science is or can be used in the courts

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Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom

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