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Conviction of the innocent : lessons from psychological research /

edited by Brian L. Cutler.

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Names: Cutler, Brian L.
Published: Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, ©2012.
Edition: 1st ed.
Topics: Criminal justice, Administration of - Psychological aspects. | Criminal investigation - Psychological aspects. | Unschuldiger | Strafrechtspflege | Strafverfahren | Psychologie | Unschuldiger. | Strafrechtspflege. | Strafuntersuchung. | Psychologie. | Justice pénale - Administration - Aspect psychologique. | Enquêtes criminelles - Aspect psychologique. | Oskyldigt dömda. | Kriminalpsykologi. | Vittnespsykologi. | Straffprocess - psykologiska aspekter. | Brottsutredning - psykologiska aspekter.
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Physical Description: xiii, 370 pages ; 27 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN: 9781433810213
Summary: From the cover. In the last several decades, over 250 citizens convicted of major felonies were found innocent and were exonerated. Today, thanks to the work of psychologists and other criminal justice researchers, the psychological foundations that underlie conviction of the innocent are becoming clear. There is real hope that these findings can lead to positive reforms, reduce the risk of miscarriages of justice, and avoid the consequences of wrongful convictions to victims and society. In this book, editor Brain Cutler presents a provocative overview of current psychological research on conviction of the innocent. Chapter authors investigate how the roles played by suspects, investigators, eyewitnesses, and trial witnesses -- as well as pervasive systemic problems -- increase the risk of conviction of the innocent. By bringing psychological theories and research to bear on this social problem, the authors derive compelling recommendations for future research and practical reform in police and legal procedures.
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