Minds on Trial
Great Cases in Law and Psychology
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Minds on Trial by Charles Patrick Ewing
Book DescriptionEveryday, in courtrooms everywhere, people's lives are touched and shaped by judgments and verdicts influenced by the testimony of psychologists and other mental health experts. This casebook details 20 high-profile court cases that turned, at least in part, on the expertise of forensic psychologists and psychiatrists and involved such psychological issues as insanity, criminal profiling, capital punishment, competence to stand trial, infanticide, domestic violence, false confessions, and psychological autopsies. The defendents in these cases range from household names such as Woodly Allen, Mike Tyson, Patty Hearst, and Jeffrey Dahmer to others whose brief brush with infamy has long been forgotten. But regardless of their notoriety or celebrity status, each of these carefully selected cases teaches important lessons about the role that psychology and the other behavioral sciences play in our legal system.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780195181760
(240mm x 162mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2006
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Charles Patrick Ewing
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Preventing the Sexual Victimization of Children is the first book to critically evaluate national and international efforts to reduce child sexual abuse and ameliorate its effects.
Justice Perverted, Hardback (March 2011)
In Justice Perverted, Charles Patrick Ewing draws on research from across the social and behavioral sciences, and weighs the evidence for the spectrum of sex offense laws. A rational look at an intensely emotional subject, Justice Perverted is an essential book for anyone interested in the science behind public practice.
Trials of a Forensic Psychologist, Paperback (October 2008)View all books by Charles Patrick Ewing
Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook is a collection of ten high-profile, controversial, and provocative legal cases that provide readers a deeper understanding of the controversial yet necessary role that forensic psychology plays in the American system of justice.
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