Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook

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Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook

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A fascinating collection of ten high-profile cases illustrating the controversial, often contentious-yet essential-role of forensic psychology in the American justice system.

Written by psychologist and lawyer Charles Patrick Ewing, one of the country's leading experts on forensic psychology, Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook is a scholarly, thought-provoking collection of cases from the author's three decades of professional experience. Bringing to life the psychological and legal details of each case as well as the personal stories involved, this volume insightfully covers those issues facing forensic psychologists, including:

  • Ability to Waive Miranda Rights
  • Coerced Confessions
  • The Insanity Defense
  • Malingering
  • Battered Woman Syndrome
  • Evaluating Allegations of Child Sexual Abuse
  • The Implications of Extreme Emotional Disturbance

Informative, compelling, and educational, each of the ten cases presented in Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook offers a rare glimpse at the work of forensic psychologists, how forensic psychologists are examined in court, the ways in which their expertise is used by the legal system, and the contributions they make to the system's ultimate goal of doing justice.

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

John Wiley & Sons

ISBN

9780470170724

Disciplines

Forensic Science and Technology | Law | Law and Psychology

Trials of a Forensic Psychologist: A Casebook

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