Minds on trial great cases in law and psychology

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minds on trial great cases in law and psychology

Minds on Trial: Great Cases in Law and Psychology by Charles Patrick Ewing

In recent years, the public has become increasingly fascinated with the criminal mind. Television series centered on courtroom trials, criminal investigations, and forensic psychology are more popular than ever. More and more people are interested in the American system of justice and the individuals who experience it firsthand.

Minds on Trial: Great Cases in Law and Psychology gives you an inside view of 20 of the highest profile legal cases of the last 50 years. Drs. Ewing and McCann take you behind the scenes of each of these cases, some involving celebrities like Woody Allen, Mike Tyson, and Patty Hearst, and explain the impact they had on the fields of psychology and the law. Many of the cases in this book, whether involving a celebrity client or an ordinary person in an extraordinary circumstance, were determined in part by the expert testimony of a psychologist or other mental health professional. Psychology has always played a vital role in so many aspects of the American legal system, and these fascinating trials offer insight into many intriguing psychological issues. In addition to expert testimony, some of the issues discussed in this entertaining and educational book include the insanity defense, brainwashing, criminal profiling, capital punishment, child custody, juvenile delinquency, and false confessions.

In Minds on Trial, the authors skillfully convey the psychological and legal drama of each case, while providing important and fresh professional insights.

Mental health and legal professionals, as well as others with an interest in psychology and the law will have a hard time putting this scholarly, yet readable book down.
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Details 20 court cases that turned, at least in part, on the expertise of forensic psychologists and psychiatrists. This casebook also includes cases involved in psychological issues such as: insanity, criminal profiling, capital punishment, competence to stand trial, infanticide, domestic violence, false confessions and psychological autopsies. Read more Ebook Library. ProQuest Ebook Central. Please choose whether or not you want other users to be able to see on your profile that this library is a favorite of yours.

Minds on Trial offers incisive yet dispassionate commentary on a diverse sampling of infamous U. Charles Patrick Ewing , Joseph T. In recent years, the public has become increasingly fascinated with the criminal mind. Television series centered on courtroom trials, criminal investigations, and forensic psychology are more popular than ever. More and more people are interested in the American system of justice and the individuals who experience it firsthand.

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