Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Clinical and Social Psychological Perspectives

  • Lenore E. A. Walker
  • David L. Shapiro

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. What is Forensic Psychology?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 3-14
    3. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 15-28
    4. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 29-38
  3. Understanding the Criminal Mind

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-40
    2. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 41-57
    3. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 59-76
    4. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 77-97
    5. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 99-118
    6. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 119-144
  4. Can Psychologists Measure Pain and Suffering?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 145-146
    2. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 147-165
    3. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 167-189
  5. Family Law and Fitness to Parent

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-193
    2. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 195-217
    3. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 219-242
    4. Lenore E. A. Walker, David L. Shapiro
      Pages 257-276
  6. Juvenile Justice

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 277-278

About this book

Introduction

of witnesses and on confessions, and the prevention of crime. In 1900, Alfred Binet, the French psychologist who developed the first standard­ ized intelligence test, the Stanford-Binet, testified in court about the use of psychological tests with delinquents and criminals. These tests were later used in large scale for screening potential police as well as criminals and by World War II in the 1940's, were used in many different ways to classify and design treatment for soldiers. In fact, the use of scientific psychometric tests has continued to be one of the strong assets the psychologist can bring to the law. In 1911, a Belgium psychologist, Varendonck testified that child witnesses did not have the mental capacity of adults and their testimony should not be admitted in courts. That same year, a German psychologist, Carl Marbe testified about proximate cause in a civil lawsuit. He described the psychological experiments used to determine that alcohol can have a negative impact on a person's reaction time and subsequent behavior. In the United States the introduction of expert witness testimony took a similar route. In 1921 a case called, State v. Driver recognized that a psy­ chologist could be an expert on juvenile delinquency, but the court rejected that psychologist's testimony, anyhow. One of the first cases that set the standards of admitting all experts, including psychologists, called the Frye standard was decided in 1923.

Keywords

Management Nation Syndrom assessment intervention psychological intervention psychology

Authors and affiliations

  • Lenore E. A. Walker
    • 1
  • David L. Shapiro
    • 1
  1. 1.Nova Southeastern UniversityFt. LauderdaleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-3795-0
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 2003
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4419-3421-5
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4757-3795-0
  • About this book