Psychological Science in the Courtroom

Consensus and Controversy

Edited by Jennifer L. Skeem, Kevin S. Douglas, and Scott O. Lilienfeld

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I. Psychological Science and Its Application in Courts of Law

1. Standards of Legal Admissibility and Their Implications for Psychological Sciences, David L. Faigman and John Monahan

2. Daubert and Psychological Science in Court: Judging Validity from the Bench, Bar, and Jury Box, Bradley D. McAuliff and Jennifer L. Groscup

II. Memory and Suggestibility

3. The Scientific Status of "Repressed" and "Recovered" Memories of Sexual Abuse, Deborah Davis and Elizabeth F. Loftus

4. Forensic Hypnosis: The State of the Science, Steven Jay Lynn, Elza Boycheva, Amanda Deming, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Michael N. Hallquist

5. Expert Testimony Regarding Eyewitness Identification, Brian L. Cutler and Gary L. Wells

6. Techniques and Controversies in the Interrogation of Suspects: The Artful Practice versus the Scientific Study, Allison D. Redlich and Christian A. Meissner

7. Reliability of Child Witnesses' Reports, Maggie Bruck and Stephen J. Ceci

III. Specific Tests and Techniques

8. The Psychopathy Checklist in the Courtroom: Consensus and Controversies, John F. Edens, Jennifer L. Skeem, and Patrick J. Kennealy

9. Projective Techniques in the Courtroom, James M. Wood, M. Teresa Nezworski, Scott O. Lilienfeld, and Howard N. Garb

10. Psychophysiological Detection of Deception and Guilty Knowledge, William G. Iacono

IV. Forensic Evaluation of Psycholegal Issues

11. Criminal Profiling: Facts, Fictions, and Courtroom Admissibility, Richard N. Kocsis

12. The Science and Pseudoscience of Assessing Psychological Injuries, William J. Koch, Rami Nader, and Michelle Haring

13. Controversies in Child Custody Evaluation, William T. O'Donohue, Kendra Beitz, and Lauren Tolle

14. Controversies in Evaluating Competency to Stand Trial, Norman G. Poythress and Patricia A. Zapf

V. Courtroom Sentencing: Risk and Rehabilitation

15. Violence Risk Assessment: Core Controversies, Kirk Heilbrun, Kevin S. Douglas, and Kento Yasuhara

16. Appropriate Treatment Works, But How?: Rehabilitating General, Psychopathic, and High-Risk Offenders, Jennifer L. Skeem, Devon L. L. Polaschek, and Sarah Manchak

VI. Concluding Thoughts and Future Directions

17. Finding Common Ground between Scientific Psychology and the Law, John P. Petrila