The second edition of this popular international handbookhighlights the developing relationship between psychology and thelaw. Consisting of all-new material and drawing on the work ofpractitioners and academics from the UK, Europe, North America andelsewhere, this volume looks not only at the more traditionalelements of psychology and the law - the provision of psychologicalassessments about individuals to the courts - but also many of therecent developments, such as the interaction between psychologistsand other professionals, decision-making by judges and juries, andthe shaping of social policy and political debate.
Contemporary and authoritative in its scope, the second edition ofThe Handbook of Psychology in Legal Contexts will again prove to bea valuable resource for scholars and students, as well as being avital tool for all professionals working in the field.
* Well known editors and an international list of authors, most ofwhom are leaders in their field
* Focus on psychological concepts and knowledge that will enlightenbest practice and research
* The focus on process and issues ensures that the book is notlimited in interest by specific legal codes or legislation, it isinternational
* More than an updating of the old chapters, really a rethinking ofthe field and what is now important and emerging