April 21, 2011

Special journal issue on psychology-law available for free!

A special issue of Current Directions in Psychological Science showcasing the latest psychological research applied to the legal system has received enormous interest. As a result, the editors and Sage Publications are making the full contents available free to the public through June 15, 2011. The articles cover a wide range of topics of interest to my readers, including competency, violence risk assessment, profiling, false confessions, eyewitness evidence, and jury decision making. You are encouraged to download these articles for later reading, and to freely share these links with colleagues. 


Comment From the Editor
Randall W. Engle

Editor's Introduction: Special Issue on Psychology and Law
Ronald P. Fisher

Resolving the Offender "Profiling Equations" and the Emergence of an Investigative Psychology  
David V. Canter
Forensic Interviewing Aids: Do Props Help Children Answer Questions About Touching?
Debra Ann Poole, Maggie Bruck, and Margaret-Ellen Pipe

Interviewing Cooperative Witnesses
Ronald P. Fisher, Rebecca Milne, and Ray Bull

Current Issues and Advances in Misinformation Research
Steven J. Frenda, Rebecca M. Nichols, and Elizabeth F. Loftus

Eyewitness Identification
Neil Brewer and Gary L. Wells

Outsmarting the Liars: Toward a Cognitive Lie Detection Approach
Aldert Vrij, Pär Anders Granhag, Samantha Mann, and Sharon Leal

Suspect Interviews and False Confessions
Gisli H. Gudjonsson and John Pearse

Current Directions in Violence Risk Assessment
Jennifer L. Skeem and John Monahan

Future Directions in the Restoration of Competency to Stand Trial  
Patricia A. Zapf and Ronald Roesch

The Utility of Scientific Jury Selection: Still Murky After 30 Years
Joel D. Lieberman

Expert Psychological Testimony  
Brian L. Cutler and Margaret Bull Kovera

The Psychology of Trial Judging  
Neil Vidmar

Jury Decision Making: Implications For and From Psychology
Brian H. Bornstein and Edie Greene

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