Psychology and law: Bridging the gap

David Canter, Rita Žukauskiene

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    This important book captures contemporary attempts to build bridges between the two very different disciplines of law and psychology and to establish the true nature of the interaction between the two. Including international contributions from lawyers, psychologists, sociologists and criminologists, the book bridges the inherent gap between the practice of law and the profession of psychology at an international level. It throws light on how psychology connects with, inter alia, the courts, prisons, community care, clinics, long-stay hospitals, police investigations and legislative bodies. More recent contributions of social science to legal proceedings are also covered, such as the liability that arises from lack of crime prevention, or the systematic prediction of likely violence by an offender. The book will be essential reading not only for academics and professionals in psychology, the law and related disciplines wishing to understand the broadening base of psychology within the legal process, but also for students trying to form an understanding of the emerging science and the associated career opportunities for this exciting field.

    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherAshgate Publishing Ltd
    Number of pages262
    ISBN (Print)9780754626565
    Publication statusPublished - 2008


    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Social Sciences(all)

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    Canter, D., & Žukauskiene, R. (2008). Psychology and law: Bridging the gap. Ashgate Publishing Ltd.