xviii, 449 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Formatted Contents Note
The diversity of nations and legal systems : contrasting the Dutch and the Americans / Peter J. van Koppen New approaches to justice in the light of virtues and problems of the penal system / Tom R. Tyler Psychological perspectives on the place of restorative justice in criminal justice systems / Dena M. Gromet Punitive public attitudes : a threat to the legitimacy of the criminal justice system? / Jan W. de Keijser and Henk Elffers Punishment attitudes : their social and psychological bases / John Duckitt Criminal society and criminal immigrants : a social construction of reality by mass media? / Michael Windzio and Matthias Kleimann Public opinion and the death penalty / James D. Unnever and Francis T. Cullen Justice and revenge / Mario Gollwitzer Emotions and legal judgements : normative issues and empirical findings / Ute Gabriel A two-process model of punishment / Margit E. Oswald and Ingrid Stucki Punitive damages : a vehicle for punishment in civil cases / Brian H. Bornstein, Timothy R. Robicheaux and Sarah Thimsen Offenders' social categorization : ingroup bias or black sheep effect? / Jan-Willem van Prooijen Measuring attitudes to sentencing and sentencing goals / Loretta J. Stalans How adequate is the vignette technique as a research tool for psycho-legal research? / Steffen Bieneck Models of decision making on guilt and sanctions / Jörg Hupfeld-Heinemann and Bettina von Helversen Heuristic strategies and persistent biases in sentencing decisions / Birte Englich Biased memory, biased verdicts : memory effects in juror judgments / Kristi A. Costabile A social-cognitive perspective on attrition rates in sexual assault cases / Barbara Krahé and Anja Berger How knowledge about the defendant's previous convictions influences judgments of guilt / Margit E. Oswald Disparities in sentencing decisions / Siegfried L. Sporer and Jane Goodman-Delahunty The consequences of legal punishment / Stefan Suhling and Werner Greve The effects of legal involvement on crime victims' psychological adjustment / Ulrich Orth.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.