Campus Units

Psychology

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2005

Journal or Book Title

Psychology and Law: An Empirical Perspective

First Page

483

Last Page

500

Abstract

Any scientific psychologist who has interacted extensively with police, lawyers, or trial judges has learned that scientific psychology and the legal system are very different beasts. The differences run much deeper than mere language and instead represent different types of thinking-a clash of cultures. This clash is particularly apparent when psychologists attempt to use research findings to affect legal policies and practices. In order for scientific psychologists to work effectively in applying psychological science to the legal system, they will need to develop a better understanding of the concept of policy and the contingencies that exist for policymakers.

Comments

This chapter was published as Wells, G. L. (2005). Helping Experimental Psychology Affect Legal Policy. In N. Brewer & K. D. Williams (Eds.), Psychology and law: An empirical perspective (pp. 483-500). New York, NY, US: Copyright Guilford Press. Reprinted with permission of The Guilford Press.

Copyright Owner

The Guilford Press

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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