The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 26 June 2018
  • ISBN : 9780128027028
  • Page : 402 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Wrongful convictions are the result of faulty or false scientific evidence in 50% of the cases. Defense counsel is often at a great disadvantage in defending against evidence based on science. Illusory Evidence: The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions is written for the non-scientist, to make complicated scientific information clear and concise enough for attorneys and judges to master. This is obtained by providing case studies to simplify issues in forensic psychology for the legal professional. Increases the courts’ knowledge about areas of psychology that have been debunked, have advanced, or have been refined by the scientific community Covers issues in psychological forensics, namely: Profiling, Psychological Defenses, Mitigation, Eyewitness Testimony/Identification, Child Testimony, Repressed Memories, False Confessions and Moral Panic Trains prosecuting attorneys about the present state of the forensic psychology, to avoid relying only on legal precedent and will not present flawed science to the court Provides defense attorneys the knowledge necessary to competently defend where forensic psychology plays a part in a prosecution Arms innocence projects and appellate attorneys with the latest information to challenge convictions Uses case studies to simplify issues in forensic psychology for the legal professional

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The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions

The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions
  • Author : Wendy J Koen,C. Michael Bowers
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2018-06-26
  • ISBN : 9780128027028
GET THIS BOOKThe Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions

Wrongful convictions are the result of faulty or false scientific evidence in 50% of the cases. Defense counsel is often at a great disadvantage in defending against evidence based on science. Illusory Evidence: The Psychology and Sociology of Wrongful Convictions is written for the non-scientist, to make complicated scientific information clear and concise enough for attorneys and judges to master. This is obtained by providing case studies to simplify issues in forensic psychology for the legal professional. Increases the courts’ knowledge

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  • Publisher : Guilford Publications
  • Release Date : 2019-03-05
  • ISBN : 9781462538348
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Psychological research can provide constructive explanations of key problems in the criminal justice system--and can help generate solutions. This state-of-the-art text dissects the psychological processes associated with fundamental legal questions: Is a suspect lying? Will an incarcerated individual be dangerous in the future? Is an eyewitness accurate? How can false memories be implanted? How do juries, experts, forensic examiners, and judges make decisions, and how can racial and other forms of bias be minimized? Chapters offer up-to-date reviews of relevant

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Understanding Homicide
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  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2021-12-24
  • ISBN : 9781529765366
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In this engaging and accessible book, Brookman draws upon several decades of her own research on homicide and violence, including ethnographic research on homicide investigation in the UK and USA and interviews with violent offenders, in order to unravel the characteristics and causes of homicide, how police and forensic scientists investigate it and how it can be prevented. Synthesising bespoke new analysis of the Home Office Homicide Index with case studies of homicides and international debate and literature, this comprehensive

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  • Publisher : Corwin Press
  • Release Date : 2022-02-08
  • ISBN : 9781071855331
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Deliver game-changing—and brain-changing—results for your students Research on the brain continues to evolve, providing fresh insights educators can use to guide students toward success. In the sixth edition of this international bestseller, world-renowned educational neuroscience consultant David Sousa once again translates that research into concrete actions and strategies for the classroom. Featuring important updates and brand-new findings, the latest edition includes: A new section on the expansion of SEL to SECL, integrating the cognitive component of social-emotional learning

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  • Publisher : Tafannóir Press
  • Release Date : 2021-03-17
  • ISBN : 9781838417208
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During the biggest scandal ever in Irish history, feminists attacked women, the Irish attacked the Irish, the politicians attacked the electorate, and all sides attacked Christianity. They accused Christian women of killing hundreds of babies and of perpetrating a holocaust. The allegations are not true, but many people believe them despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. Why should the Irish nation have behaved in such a way? What purpose was served in falsely scapegoating religious women? Why did they

Handbook of Forensic Sociology and Psychology

Handbook of Forensic Sociology and Psychology
  • Author : Stephen J. Morewitz,Mark L. Goldstein
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release Date : 2013-08-20
  • ISBN : 9781461471783
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The role of behavioral and social sciences in the courtroom setting has expanded exponentially in the past few decades. It is now widely recognized that scientists in these areas provide critical contextual information for legal decision making, and that there is a reliable knowledge base for doing so. While there are many handbooks of forensic psychology, this is the first such volume to incorporate sociological findings, broadening the conceptual basis for examining cases in both the civil and criminal realms,

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2016-12-16
  • ISBN : 9780128027387
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Forensic Science Reform: Protecting the Innocent is written for the nonscientist to help make complicated scientific information clear and concise enough for attorneys and judges to master. This volume covers physical forensic science, namely arson, shaken baby syndrome, non-accidental trauma, bite marks, DNA, ballistics, comparative bullet lead analysis, fingerprint analysis, and hair and fiber analysis, and contains valuable contributions from leading experts in the field of forensic science. Offers training for prosecuting attorneys on the present state of the forensic

The Victimology of a Wrongful Conviction

The Victimology of a Wrongful Conviction
  • Author : Nicky Jackson,Kathryn M. Campbell,Margaret Pate
  • Publisher : Taylor & Francis
  • Release Date : 2022-07-07
  • ISBN : 9781000595963
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This book exposes the myriad of victims of wrongful conviction by going beyond the innocent person who has been wrongfully incarcerated to include the numerous indirect victims who suffer collaterally. In no way overlooking the egregious effects on the wrongfully convicted, this book widens the net to also examine consequences for family, friends, co-workers, witnesses, the initial victims of the crime, and society in general—all indirect victims who are often forgotten in treatments of wrongful conviction. Utilizing interviews of

The Victimology of a Wrongful Conviction

The Victimology of a Wrongful Conviction
  • Author : Nicky Jackson,Kathryn M. Campbell,Margaret Pate
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-05-24
  • ISBN : 0367637197
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This book exposes the myriad of victims of wrongful conviction by going beyond the innocent person who has been wrongfully incarcerated to include the numerous indirect victims who suffer collaterally. In no way overlooking the egregious effects on the wrongfully convicted, this book widens the net to also examine consequences for family, friends, co-workers, witnesses, the initial victims of the crime, and society in general--all indirect victims who are often forgotten in treatments of wrongful conviction. Utilizing interviews of exonerees

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  • Author : Matthew Barry Johnson
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2020-11-02
  • ISBN : 9780190653057
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"Wrongful Conviction in Sexual Assault: Stranger Rape, Acquaintance Rape, and Intra-Familial Child Sexual Assaults examines the phenomenon of innocent defendants who are convicted of rape and related sexual offenses. It presents findings that indicate sexual offenses are highly over represented among confirmed wrongful convictions. Drawing from Innocence Project and National Registry of Exoneration data and supplemented by social science and historical sources, the investigation explores various processes that lead to wrongful conviction, distinguishing the differential risk of wrongful conviction among

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Convictions Without Truth
  • Author : Robert Schehr
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2022-05-02
  • ISBN : 9781000618242
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Convictions Without Truth sets out to determine whether and to what extent science and law may coexist in an institutional relationship that truthfully generates individualization through application of forensic testimony for charges relating to violations of criminal law. In the first two chapters, readers are exposed to contemporary unscientific forensic practices as juxtaposed to the evidentiary standard announced by the United States Supreme Court in Daubert v. Merrill Dow Pharmaceuticals, as well as scientific requirements for validity and reliability of

Manufacturing Guilt

Manufacturing Guilt
  • Author : Dawn Anderson,Barrie Anderson
  • Publisher : Brunswick Books
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 1552662683
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"Manufacturing Guilt, 2nd edition, updates the cases presented in the first edition and includes two new chapters: one concerning the case of James Driskell and another regarding Dr. Charles Smith, whose role in forensic pathology evidence led to several wrongful convictions. In this new edition, the authors demonstrate that the same factors at play in the criminalization of the powerless and marginalized are found in cases of wrongful conviction. Contrary to popular belief, wrongful convictions are not due simply to "

Overturning Wrongful Convictions

Overturning Wrongful Convictions
  • Author : Elizabeth A. Murray
  • Publisher : Twenty-First Century Books
  • Release Date : 2015
  • ISBN : 9781467725132
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Recounts stories of individuals who were convicted and served prison time for crimes they did not commit, and explains how advances in psychology, criminology, police science, and forensic science have led to overturned convictions.

Convicted but Innocent

Convicted but Innocent
  • Author : C. Ronald Huff,Arye Rattner,Edward Sagarin
  • Publisher : SAGE Publications
  • Release Date : 1996-01-23
  • ISBN : 9781452221175
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Addressing the specific issues surrounding wrongful convictions and their implications for society, Convicted but Innocent includes: survey data concerning the possible magnitude of the problem and its causes; fascinating actual case samples; detailed analyses of the major factors associated with wrongful conviction; discussion of public policy implications; and recommendations for reducing the occurrence of such convictions. The authors maintain that while no system of justice can be perfect, a focus on preventable errors can substantially reduce the number of current

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  • Author : Cassia Spohn,Craig Hemmens
  • Publisher : SAGE
  • Release Date : 2011-11-09
  • ISBN : 9781412997188
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Courts: A Text/Reader provides the best of both worlds— authored text sections with carefully selected accompanying readings that illustrate the questions and controversies legal scholars and court researchers are investigating in the 21st century. The articles, from leading journals in criminology and criminal justice, reflect both classic studies of the criminal court system and state-of-the-art research, and often have a policy perspective that makes them more applied, less theoretical, and more interesting to both undergraduate and graduate students.