Juveniles’ Waiver of Rights

Legal and Psychological Competence

  • Thomas Grisso

Part of the Perspectives in Law & Psychology book series (PILP, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
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  4. Thomas Grisso
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  7. Back Matter
    Pages 211-295

About this book


The research studies reported in this book were completed between June, 1976 and November, 1979, with a USPHS research grant (MH- 27849) from the Center for Studies of Crime and Delinquency, National Institute of Mental Health. Every phase of the project was an exercise in combining the research methods of psychology with the concerns of law, legal systems, and legal process. Research psychologists will be especially interested in our efforts to apply psychological constructs and research methods to a difficult decision-making problem in law. This report describes in some detail the project's development of experimental measures of psychological condi­ tions related to legal standards and demonstrates the ways in which research design was influenced by concerns of law and the juvenile justice system. Lawyers, judges, and youth advocate groups have already ex­ pressed considerable interest in the implications of the project's results for the formation and modification of juvenile law and procedure. In each chapter, I have attempted to describe carefully the ways in which the empirical research results are applicable to these concerns, and I have tried to specify the limits which must be acknowledged in inter­ preting the results for application in the legal process.


Crime Delinquency justice law research

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Grisso
    • 1
  1. 1.St. Louis UniversitySt. LouisUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1981
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-3817-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-3815-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0160-4422
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