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Saturday, July 6, 2013

Stutsman on Experimental Psychology and Criminal Justice Reform

Thomas Stutsman (University of Wisconsin) has posted Experimental Psychology and Criminal Justice Reform (in CRIMINAL JUSTICE IN CHINA: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES (Michael McConville & Eva Pils eds., 2013)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:

This paper summarizes the state of legal psychology research in China, explains how beliefs and assumptions regarding human behavior and mental processes permeate the formulation and implementation of evidentiary procedures, illustrates how experimental psychology provides a unique perspective on the criminal process and avenues for reform, discusses the main advantages and disadvantages of using laboratory experiments to study psychological phenomena, and outlines several obstacles to the development of experimental psychology as an approach to understanding and guiding reform of the Chinese criminal justice system.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/2013/07/stutsman-on-experimental-psychology-and-criminal-justice-reform.html

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