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Description - Applying Psychology to Criminal Justice by David Carson

Few things should go together better than psychology and law - and few things are getting together less successfully. Edited by four psychologists and a lawyer, and drawing on contributions from Europe, the USA and Australia, Applying Psychology to Criminal Justice argues that psychology should be applied more widely within the criminal justice system. Contributors develop the case for successfully applying psychology to justice by providing a rich range of applicable examples for development now and in the future. Readers are encouraged to challenge the limited ambition and imagination of psychology and law by examining how insights in areas such as offender cognition and decision-making under pressure might inform future investigation and analysis.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780470015155
ISBN-10: 0470015152
Format: Hardback
(250mm x 174mm x 23mm)
Pages: 328
Imprint: Wiley-Blackwell
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - David Carson

All of the editors are based at the Institute of Criminal Justice Studies at Portsmouth University, which is the UK's largest provider of criminal justice courses. David Carson is Reader in Law and Behavioural Sciences and is qualified as a lawyer. Becky Milne and Francis Pakes are both senior lecturers at the Institute. Karen Shalev is a lecturer, and Andrea Shawyer is a university tutor.

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