The Resource Emotions and culpability : how the law is at odds with psychology, jurors, and itself, Norman J. Finkel, W. Gerrod Parrott, (electronic resource)

Emotions and culpability : how the law is at odds with psychology, jurors, and itself, Norman J. Finkel, W. Gerrod Parrott, (electronic resource)

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Emotions and culpability : how the law is at odds with psychology, jurors, and itself
Title
Emotions and culpability
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how the law is at odds with psychology, jurors, and itself
Statement of responsibility
Norman J. Finkel, W. Gerrod Parrott
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eng
Summary
"This book investigates why, when, and how ordinary human beings hold some individuals guilty of crimes, but others less so or not at all. Why, for example, do the emotions of the accused sometimes aggravate a murder, making it a heinous crime, whereas other emotions might mitigate that murder to manslaughter, excuse a killing ("by reason of insanity"), or even justify it ("by reason of self-defense")? And what emotions on the part of jurors come into play as they arrive at their decisions? The authors argue persuasively that U.S. law is out of touch with the way that jurors' "commonsense justice" works and the way they judge culpability. This disconnect has resulted in some inconsistent verdicts across different types of cases and thus has serious implications for whether the law will be respected and obeyed. Problems arise because criminal law has no unified theory of emotion and culpability, and legal scholars often seem to misunderstand or ignore what psychologists know about emotion. The authors skillfully show that the law's culpability theories are (and must be) psychological at heart, and they propose ways in which psychology can help inform and support the law. Throughout, the authors deftly weave examples from real-life high profile cases such as those of John Lee Malvo, Andrea Yates, and Bernard Goetz, as well as--unexpectedly--illuminating examples from the psychologically sophisticated tragedies of Shakespeare"--Jacket. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)
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Finkel, Norman J
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index present
LC call number
K5065
LC item number
.F56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Parrott, W. Gerrod
  • EBSCOhost
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The law and public policy
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  • Guilt (Law)
  • Law
  • Emotions (Philosophy)
  • Guilt
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Emotions and culpability : how the law is at odds with psychology, jurors, and itself, Norman J. Finkel, W. Gerrod Parrott, (electronic resource)
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-284) and index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 312 p.
Form of item
electronic
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9781591474166
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Electronic reproduction.
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remote
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(DcWaAPA)apa03290300
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Emotions and culpability : how the law is at odds with psychology, jurors, and itself, Norman J. Finkel, W. Gerrod Parrott, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 265-284) and index
Dimensions
26 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xv, 312 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781591474166
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(DcWaAPA)apa03290300

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