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A psychology and law of fact finding? applying psychology to the criminal justice

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationApplying psychology to criminal justice
EditorsDavid Carson, Becky Milne, Francis Pakes, Karen Shalev, Andrea Shawyer
Place of PublicationChichester, UK
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)9780470015155
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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