The Resource The psychological foundations of evidence law, Michael J. Saks and Barbara A. Spellman ; with a preface by Linda J. Demaine

The psychological foundations of evidence law, Michael J. Saks and Barbara A. Spellman ; with a preface by Linda J. Demaine

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The psychological foundations of evidence law
Title
The psychological foundations of evidence law
Statement of responsibility
Michael J. Saks and Barbara A. Spellman ; with a preface by Linda J. Demaine
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Language
eng
Summary
"The rules of evidence have evolved to restrain lawyers from using the most robust weapons of influence, and to direct judges to exclude certain categories of information, limit it, or instruct juries on how to think about it. Evidence law regulates the form of questions lawyers may ask, filters expert testimony, requires witnesses to take oaths, and aims to give lawyers and factfinders the tools they need to assess witnesses' reliability. But without a thorough grounding in psychology, is the 'common sense' of the rulemakers as they create these rules always, or even usually, correct? And when it is not, how can these rules be fixed. Addressed to those in both law and psychology, The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law draws on the best current psychological research-based knowledge to identify and evaluate the choices implicit in the rules of evidence, and to suggest alternatives that psychology reveals as better for accomplishing the law's goals"--Unedited summary from paperback cover
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Saks, Michael J
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
KF8936
LC item number
.S25 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Spellman, Barbara A.
Series statement
Psychology and the law
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Evidence (Law)
  • Forensic psychology
  • Evidence (Law)
  • Forensic psychology
  • United States
Label
The psychological foundations of evidence law, Michael J. Saks and Barbara A. Spellman ; with a preface by Linda J. Demaine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-318) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the crossroads of psychology and evidence law -- Part I. Minding the jury -- Judges versus juries : trying the facts -- Balancing acts -- Instructions to disregard and to limit use -- Part II. Judging the witness -- Witness the witness -- Character evidence : propensity and impeachment -- Part III. Other types of evidence -- Hearsay and exceptions -- Scientific and other expert evidence -- Conclusion: The lessons of psychology for evidence law -- Appendix A: Table of concepts -- Appendix B: Federal Rules of Evidence (abridged)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 325 pages
Isbn
9780814783870
Lccn
2015029140
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906658662
  • (OCoLC)ocn906658662
Label
The psychological foundations of evidence law, Michael J. Saks and Barbara A. Spellman ; with a preface by Linda J. Demaine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : the crossroads of psychology and evidence law -- Part I. Minding the jury -- Judges versus juries : trying the facts -- Balancing acts -- Instructions to disregard and to limit use -- Part II. Judging the witness -- Witness the witness -- Character evidence : propensity and impeachment -- Part III. Other types of evidence -- Hearsay and exceptions -- Scientific and other expert evidence -- Conclusion: The lessons of psychology for evidence law -- Appendix A: Table of concepts -- Appendix B: Federal Rules of Evidence (abridged)
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xiv, 325 pages
Isbn
9780814783870
Lccn
2015029140
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)906658662
  • (OCoLC)ocn906658662

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