Advances in Psychology and Law: Volume 1 by Monica K. Miller, Brian H. Bornstein

By Monica K. Miller, Brian H. Bornstein

This first quantity of an exhilarating annual sequence offers vital new advancements within the psychology at the back of concerns within the legislations and its purposes. mental concept is used to discover why many present criminal guidelines and systems will be useless or counterproductive, with specific emphasis on new findings on how witnesses, jurors, and suspects will be inspired, occasionally resulting in injustice. specialist students make thoughts for advancements, suggesting either destiny instructions for study inquiries on subject matters and wanted coverage adjustments. subject matters integrated during this preliminary supplying have hardly ever been thought of in such an in-depth type or are short of severe re-thinking:

  • Interrogation of minority suspects: pathways to precise and fake confessions.
  • A finished assessment of showups.
  • The weapon concentration impression for individual identifications and descriptions.
  • The psychology of legal jury directions.
  • Structured threat review and criminal determination making.
  • Children’s participation in criminal court cases: rigidity, coping, and consequences.
  • Sex criminal coverage and prevention.
  • The psychology of tort law.

Demonstrating the scope and rigor that might symbolize the sequence, quantity 1 of Advances in Psychology and legislation will curiosity psychology and felony specialists in addition to training psychologists, and may motivate clean considering because the fields proceed to interact.

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Alsultany, 2012), and others (see Glaser, 2015 for review). Police themselves report that race is a significant independent factor (though not determinative) in their decisions to detain, search or arrest (see Stokes, 2007 for review). Though not specifically stating implications for interrogation, such data clearly suggest that minority suspects are also more likely to be interrogated. Finally, it is important to note that minorities may be subject to suspicion at disproportionate rates as the result of greater prevalence of other criminally stereotyped groups within minority populations (such as the previously prosecuted, convicted, or incarcerated; Alexander & West, 2012).

Minorities clearly experience greater stereotype threat in situations making criminality stereotypes salient. But, as reviewed earlier, they also tend to experience more negative emotions and stress in interactions with law enforcement. Even if, notwithstanding such sources of potential impairments of understanding, minority suspects do largely understand the nature and functions of their rights, they may nevertheless experience enhanced motivation to waive them. Recall that many suspects believe they will incur greater suspicion if they refuse to talk to police, and moreover, that they may benefit by talking by having greater opportunity to demonstrate their innocence.

G. Villalobos and D. Davis Through a “Behavior Analysis Interview” (henceforth BAI) incorporated into a pre-interrogation interview with potential suspects, the interrogator is to determine whether the suspect is being deceptive. Interrogators are trained that only those determined to be deceptive are to be subject to interrogation. , Kassin & Gudjonsson, 2004). This implies, of course, that they also do not induce false confessions. Unfortunately, the recommended assessments for detecting deception were at first untested, and later largely debunked as either unrelated to deception, weakly related, or related in the opposite manner to that claimed in the manuals (see Vrij, 2008; Vrij, Fisher, Mann, & Leal, 2010; Vrij, Granhag, & Porter, 2010 for reviews).

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