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    The Psychology of Law: Human Behavior, Legal Institutions, and Law

    By Sales, Bruce D.; Krauss, Daniel A.

    With a few notable exceptions, most legal research undertaken by psychologists has had a minimal impact upon law and public policy in the United States. This book diagnoses and offers a blueprint for correcting this fundamental problem.

    Copyright: 2015 | Hardcover

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    Violent Offenders: Appraising and Managing Risk, Third Edition

    By Harris, Grant T.; Rice, Marnie E.; Quinsey, Vernon L.; Cormier, Catherine A.

    This update of a classic in actuarial assessment introduces the Violence Risk Appraisal Guide, a revamp of previous measures that help legal and forensic professionals identify recidivism risk for violent offenders.

    Copyright: 2015 | Hardcover

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    The Science of Attorney Advocacy: How Courtroom Behavior Affects Jury Decision Making

    By Findley, Jessica D.; Sales, Bruce D.

    This book evaluates evidence from social and behavioral science to determine the efficacy of strategies that law professors, judges, and other trial commentators most commonly recommend for persuading juries.

    Copyright: 2012 | Hardcover

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    Risk Assessment for Domestically Violent Men: Tools for Criminal Justice, Offender Intervention, and Victim Services

    By Hilton, N. Zoe; Harris, Grant T.; Rice, Marnie E.

    This book discusses using actuarial risk assessments to predict recidivism in male domestic violence offenders

    Copyright: 2010 | Hardcover

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    Courtroom Modifications for Child Witnesses: Law and Science in Forensic Evaluations

    By Hall, Susan R.; Sales, Bruce D.

    This book is aimed at mental health professionals who perform forensic evaluations of child witnesses in cases of alleged maltreatment, to determine whether to recommend courtroom modifications.

    Copyright: 2008 | Hardcover

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    Sex Offending: Causal Theories to Inform Research, Prevention, and Treatment

    By Stinson, Jill D.; Sales, Bruce D.; Becker, Judith V.

    This book acknowledges that women can and do perpetrate sex offenses but focuses exclusively on developing a theory for male sex offenders. Scientists across psychology sub-disciplines and mental health professionals treating sex offenders will benefit from this book, as will law professionals working with this population.

    Copyright: 2008 | Hardcover

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    Scientific Jury Selection

    By Lieberman, Joel D.; Sales, Bruce D.

    Given the importance of trial consultants to the modern day practice of law, this book is designed to be informative for psychologists, other professionals interested in trial consulting (e.g., sociologists, communication experts, marketing researchers, psychiatrists, and social workers), and attorneys.

    Copyright: 2007 | Hardcover

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    Emotions and Culpability: How the Law is at Odds With Psychology, Jurors, and Itself

    By Finkel, Norman J.; Parrott, W. Gerrod

    This book investigates why, when, and how ordinary human beings hold some individuals guilty of crimes, but others less so or not at all.

    Copyright: 2006 | Hardcover

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    Criminal Profiling: Developing an Effective Science and Practice

    By Hicks, Scotia J.; Sales, Bruce D.

    This book aims to transform criminal profiling into a credible science and practice that will reliably aid law enforcement investigation.

    Copyright: 2006 | Hardcover

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    Reforming Punishment: Psychological Limits to the Pains of Imprisonment

    By Haney, Craig

    This book challenges current prison practice and points to ways psychologists and policy makers can strive for a more humane justice system.

    Copyright: 2006 | Hardcover

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