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The Witness Stand and Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Jr.

Editors: Willis-Esqueda, Cynthia, Bornstein, Brian H. (Eds.)

  • Volume will provide "state of the art" chapters on a number of topics at the forefront of psycholegal research
  • Contributors' expertise covers the vast majority of topics that now define the field of psychology and the law
  • Chapters reflects Larry Wrightsman’s expansive contributions and sets the stage for any scholar or would-be scholar in the field
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About this book

This unique volume salutes the work of pioneering forensic psychologist Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Jr., by presenting current theorizing and research findings on issues that define the field of psychology and law. Ongoing topics in witness behaviors, suspect identification, and juror decision making illustrate how psychology and law complement and also conflict at various stages in legal processes. The book also sheds light on evolving areas such as DNA exonerations, professional trial consulting, and jury selection strategies, and the distinct challenges and opportunities these issues present. Noted contributors to the book include Wrightsman himself, who offers salient observations on the field that he continues to inspire. 

Featured among the topics:  

  • The credibility of witnesses.
  • Psychological science on eyewitness identification and the U.S. Supreme Court.
  • False confessions, from colonial Salem to today.
  • Identifying juror bias: toward a new generation of jury selection research.
  • Law and social science: how interdisciplinary is interdisciplinary enough?
  • Race and its place in the American legal system.

With its diverse mix of perspectives and methodologies, The Witness Stand and Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Jr. will interest forensic researchers in academic and applied settings, as well as individuals working in the legal system, such as attorneys, judges and law enforcement personnel.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Willis-Esqueda, Cynthia (et al.)

    Pages 1-7

  • Larry Wrightsman: A Pioneer in Injecting Social-Psychological Knowledge Into the Legal System

    Brigham, John C.

    Pages 9-15

  • Psychological Science on Eyewitness Identification and the U.S. Supreme Court: Reconsiderations in Light of DNA-Exonerations and the Science of Eyewitness Identification

    Smalarz, Laura (et al.)

    Pages 17-39

  • The Credibility of Witnesses

    Brodsky, Stanley L. (et al.)

    Pages 41-52

  • False Confessions: From Colonial Salem, Through Central Park, and into the Twenty-First Century

    Kassin, Saul M.

    Pages 53-74

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2077-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-4939-2076-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Witness Stand and Lawrence S. Wrightsman, Jr.
Editors
  • Cynthia Willis-Esqueda
  • Brian H. Bornstein
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4939-2077-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4939-2077-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4939-2076-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 177
Topics