Psychology in and out of Court
A Critical Examination of Legal Psychology
- M. King, Brunel University, Uxbridge, UK
This book is a critical study of the work of legal psychologists, particularly in the United States, and the assumptions upon which the work is based. It rejects an experimentalist model of legal psychology and claims that the use of such a model is not scientific and therefore superior to other ways of analysing the legal system. It proposes ultimately an approach based upon the interpretive nature of human social experience and its effects upon behavior.
Of interest to law students, psychology students, magistrates, probation officers, and others interested in the interaction between psychology and the law.