This chapter will examine the possibility, and discuss the desirability, of developing an explicit psychology and law of fact finding. A New Evidence Scholarship (NES) has de- veloped within academic law circles, and psychology has made substantial contributions to fact finding (e.g. identification, memory, interviewing). However, there have been relatively few attempts to pull these developments together. There have been even fewer attempts to generalize, or theorize, towards a psychology and law of fact finding. This chapter will, diffidently, suggest that such developments are both possible and long overdue.
|Title of host publication||Applying psychology to criminal justice|
|Editors||David Carson, Becky Milne, Francis Pakes, Karen Shalev, Andrea Shawyer|
|Place of Publication||Chichester, UK|
|Number of pages||16|
|Publication status||Published - 2007|