Beyond Common Sense: Psychological Science in the Courtroom
November 2007, Wiley-Blackwell
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- Features original chapters written by some of the leading experts in the field of psychology and law including Elizabeth Loftus, Saul Kassin, Faye Crosby, Alice Eagly, Gary Wells, Louise Fitzgerald, Craig Anderson and Phoebe Ellsworth
- Each chapter identifies areas of scientific agreement and disagreement, and discusses how psychological science advances an understanding of human behavior beyond what is accessible by common sense
- The 14 issues addressed include eyewitness identification, gender stereotypes, repressed memories, Affirmative Action and the death penalty
- Commentaries written by seven leading social science and law scholars discuss key legal and scientific themes that emerge from the science chapters, and illustrate how psychological science is or can be used in the courts