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Forensic Psychology in Context
Nordic and International Approaches

Edited By

P.A. Granhag

ISBN 9781843928270
Published June 1, 2010 by Willan
352 Pages

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Book Description

Academics and researchers from the Nordic countries (Sweden, Iceland, Norway, Finland) have made a particularly strong contribution internationally to the rapidly developing disciplines of forensic and legal psychology. This book brings together the leading authorities in the field to look systematically at the central issues and concerns of their subject, looking at both investigative psychology and psychology in court.

Forensic Psychology in Context reflects the results of research in the Nordic countries themselves, but each chapter situates this work within a broader comparative and international context. The book is a major contribution to the subject, and will be essential reading for anybody with interests in this field.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Professor Elizabeth F. Loftus  Part 1: Nordic Light on Forensic Psychology  1. Forensic psychology in a Nordic context, Par Anders Granhag  2. Legal procedures in the Nordic countries and USA: a comparative overview, Ulf Stridbeck and Par Anders Granhag  Part 2: Investigative Psychology  3. Investigators decision-making, Karl Ask and Laurence Alison  4. Interviewing victims and witnesses, Ron Fisher, Stephen J. Ross and Brian S. Cahill  5. Interviewing to detect deception, Par Anders Granhag and Aldert Vrij  6. False confessions in the Nordic countries: background and current landscape, Gisli H. Gudjonsson and Jon Fridrik Sigurdsson  7. Children's memory and testimony, Annika Melinder and Julia Korkman  8. Social influence on eyewitness memory, Par Anders Granhag, Amina Memon and Emma Roos af Hjelmsater  9. Offender profiling, Pekka Santtila  10. Stalking, Helina Hakkanen-Nyholm  Part 3: Psychology in court and beyond  11. Psychological perspectives on the evaluation of evidence, Par Anders Granhag and Ulf Stridbeck  12. Psycho-legal aspects of visual courtroom technology, Sara Landstrom  13. Ethnicity and gender biases in the courtroom, Torun Lindholm and Jenny Yourstone Cederwall  14. Displayed emotions in court: effects on credibility judgements, Svein Magnussen and Ellen Wessel  15. Assessing reliability by analysing the verbal content: the case of Sweden, Leif A. Stromwall  16. Eyewitness confidence, Carl Martin Allwood  17. Victimology, Sara Landstrom, Karl Ask and Leif A. Stromwall

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Par Anders Granhag is Professor in the Institute of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden.