Forensic Psychology in Context

Nordic and International Approaches

Edited by P.A. Granhag

Foreword by Elizabeth F. Loftus

© 2010 – Willan

352 pages

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Paperback: 9781843928270
pub: 2010-06-01
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pub: 2010-06-01

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About the Book

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

About the Author/Editor

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

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LAW / Forensic Science
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Criminology