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Description - The Verdict of the Court by Jenny McEwan

Courts are constantly required to know how people think. They may have to decide what a specific person was thinking on a past occasion; how others would have reacted to a particular situation; or whether a witness is telling the truth. Be they judges, jurors or magistrates, the law demands they penetrate human consciousness. This book questions whether the "arm-chair psychology" operated by fact-finders, and indeed the law itself, in its treatment of the fact-finders, bears any resemblance to the knowledge derived from psychological research. Comparing psychological theory with court verdicts in both civil and criminal contexts, it assesses where the separation between law and science is most acute, and most dangerous.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781901362534
ISBN-10: 1901362531
Format: Hardback
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Pages: 232
Imprint: Hart Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Jenny McEwan

Jenny McEwan is Professor of Law at the University of Exeter.

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