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Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom

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Beyond Common Sense addresses the many important and controversial issues that arise from the use of psychological and social science in the courtroom. Each chapter identifies areas of scientific agreement and disagreement, and discusses how psychological science advances our understanding of human behavior beyond common sense.
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Hardcover, 404 pages
Published October 1st 2007 by Wiley-Blackwell
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This is a set of crystal clear essays that line up current social psychology science and search for ways to apply it in the court room. It explains how unconscious bias in even the most well-meaning liberal white's psyche poisons race relations, how implicit stereotypes contribute to the paucity of women in certain male-dominated employment, and the mistaken assumptions by jurors and judges with respect to false confessions, witness testimony, race in profiling and sentencing, and the effectiven ...more
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