© 1992

Handbook of Psychology and Law

  • Dorothy K. Kagehiro
  • William S. Laufer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Constitutional Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Dorothy K. Kagehiro, Ralph B. Taylor
      Pages 21-36
  3. Legal Procedure

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. William S. Laufer, Steven D. Walt
      Pages 39-55
    3. Valerie P. Hans
      Pages 56-76
    4. Elizabeth C. Wiggins, Steven J. Breckler
      Pages 77-94
    5. Robert J. MacCoun, E. Allan Lind, Tom R. Tyler
      Pages 95-118
  4. Law of Evidence

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. Kipling D. Williams, Elizabeth F. Loftus, Kenneth A. Deffenbacher
      Pages 141-166
  5. Criminal Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Stephen J. Morse
      Pages 207-229
    3. David C. Baldus, George Woodworth, Charles A. Pulaski Jr.
      Pages 251-271
  6. Juvenile and Family Law

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Gary B. Melton
      Pages 275-291

About this book


Shari Seidman Diamond Scholars interested in psychology and law are fond of c1aiming origins for psycholegal research that date back four score and three years ago to Hugo von Munsterberg's On the Witness Stand, published in 1908. These early roots can mislead the casual observer about the history of psychology and law. Vigorous and sustained research in the field is a recent phenomenon. It is only 15 years since the first review of psy­ chology and law appeared in the Annual Review of Psychology (Tapp, 1976). The following year saw the first issue of Law and Human Behavior, the official publication of the American Psychology-Law Society and now the journal of the American Psychological Associ­ ation's Division of Psychology and Law. Few psychology departments offered even a single course in psychology and law before 1973, while by 1982 1/4 of psychology graduate programs had at least one course, and a number had begun to offer forensic minors and/or joint J. D. / Ph. D. programs (Freeman & Roesch, see Chapter 28). Yet this short period of less than 20 years has seen a dramatic level of activity. Its strengths and weaknesses, excitements and disappointments, are aII captured in the collection of chapters published in this first Handbook of Psychology and Law. In describing what we have learned ab out psychology and law, the works included here also reveal the questions we have yet to answer and thus offer a blueprint for activities in the next 20 years.


civil law constitutional law family law jurisprudence law laws psychology statistics

Editors and affiliations

  • Dorothy K. Kagehiro
    • 1
  • William S. Laufer
    • 2
  1. 1.PhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Department of Legal Studies, Wharton SchoolUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Handbook of Psychology and Law
  • Editors Dorothy K. Kagehiro
    William S. Laufer
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 1992
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-387-97568-9
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4757-4040-0
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4757-4038-7
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXXI, 628
  • Number of Illustrations 23 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Law and Psychology
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
Industry Sectors