Forensics: The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions

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A multidisciplinary academic review of:

Key Features

  • Increases the courts’ knowledge about areas of psychology that have been debunked, have advanced, or have been refined by the scientific community
  • Covers issues in psychological forensics, namely: Profiling, Psychological Defenses, Mitigation, Eyewitness Testimony/Identification, Child Testimony, Repressed Memories, False Confessions and Moral Panic
  • Trains prosecuting attorneys about the present state of the forensic psychology, to avoid relying only on legal precedent and will not present flawed science to the court
  • Provides defense attorneys the knowledge necessary to competently defend where forensic psychology plays a part in a prosecution
  • Arms innocence projects and appellate attorneys with the latest information to challenge convictions
  • Uses case studies to simplify issues in forensic psychology for the legal profession

Contributors

Ebook and hardcover available here. 

About csidds

Dr. Michael Bowers is a long time forensic consultant in the US and international court systems.
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