The Criminal Justice System

  • Bruce Dennis Sales

Part of the Perspectives in Law & Psychology book series (PILP, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Michael J. Goldstein
    Pages 1-21
  3. Bruce Dennis Sales, Amiram Elwork, James J. Alfini
    Pages 23-90
  4. Saleem A. Shah
    Pages 91-119
  5. David B. Wexler
    Pages 121-138
  6. Norval Morris
    Pages 151-159
  7. John S. Carroll, John W. Payne
    Pages 191-239
  8. John Monahan
    Pages 241-255
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 257-268

About this book


Although psychologists have related, scientifically and professionally, to the law for over 50 years now, the two fields have not been systematically integrated. Happily, that situation is changing today. Psychologists and lawyers are becoming increasingly aware that laws are based upon assumptions about human behavior, "assumptions about how people act and how their actions can be controlled" (Special Commission on the Social Sciences of the National Science Board, Knowledge into Action: Improving the Nation's Use of the Social Sciences. Washington, D.C.: National Science Foundation, 1969, p. 35), and that both fields must be concerned with carefully investigating these assumptions and communicating the findings to the legal community, in particular, and to society, in general. This joining of efforts will ensure that our legal system is not only more effective but also more just. Perspectives in Law and Psychology is a regular series of volumes dedicated to this goal. The work presented in this first volume was supported in part by the National Institute of Mental Health, Center for Studies of Crime and De.1inquency, through their grant (MH 13814) to the Law-Psychology Graduate Training Program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Funds from that grant were used to invite six of the contributors to this volume to participate in the first Law-Psychology Research Conference (Michael Goldstein, John Monahan, Norval Morris, R.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Bruce Dennis Sales
    • 1
  1. 1.University of NebraskaLincolnUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1977
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-2564-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-2562-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0160-4422
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