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The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law

The Psychological Foundations of Evidence Law

Michael J. Saks and Barbara A. Spellman

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479880041
eISBN:
9780814768785
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479880041.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Trials are supposed to be not only fair and accurate but also efficient. Evidence law is meant to facilitate trials, and, at the same time, to encourage and protect important societal values and ... More

The Psychology of Tort Law

The Psychology of Tort Law

Jennifer K. Robbennolt and Valerie P. Hans

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780814724941
eISBN:
9780814724712
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814724941.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Tort law regulates most human activities: from driving a car to using consumer products to providing or receiving medical care. Injuries caused by dog bites, slips and falls, fender benders, bridge ... More

PsychopathyAn Introduction to Biological Findings and Their Implications

Psychopathy: An Introduction to Biological Findings and Their Implications

Andrea L. Glenn and Adrian Raine

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814777053
eISBN:
9780814777077
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814777053.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

The last two decades have seen tremendous growth in biological research on psychopathy, a mental disorder distinguished by traits including a lack of empathy or emotional response, egocentricity, ... More

Violent AccountsUnderstanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Violent Accounts: Understanding the Psychology of Perpetrators through South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission

Robert N. Kraft

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479821600
eISBN:
9781479870288
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479821600.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This book presents a compelling study of how ordinary people commit extraordinary acts of violence and how perpetrators and victims manage in the aftermath. Grounded in extensive, qualitative ... More

Why Girls FightFemale Youth Violence in the Inner City

Why Girls Fight: Female Youth Violence in the Inner City

Cindy D. Ness

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814758403
eISBN:
9780814759073
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814758403.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

In low-income U.S. cities, street fights between teenage girls are common. These fights take place at school, on street corners, or in parks, when one girl provokes another to the point that she must ... More

Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality

Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality

Ben Kirshner

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479861316
eISBN:
9781479805563
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479861316.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This is what democracy looks like: youth organizers in Colorado negotiate new school discipline policies to end the school to jail track. Latino and African American students march to district ... More

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