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FPSY 6520 Psychology in the Courts: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. See the link on the left for library skills assignment support.

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FPSY 6520 Required Course Readings

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Ackerman, M. (2006). Forensic report writing. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62(1), 59-72.

Adebisi, S. (2009). Contemporary Tools In Forensic Investigations: The Prospects And Challenges. Internet Journal of Forensic Science, 4(1), 3.

Barker, R. L., & Branson, D. M. (2000). Testifying in courtrooms. In Forensic social work: Legal aspects of professional practice (pp. 33–51). Binghamton, NY: Haworth

Boccaccini, M. (2002). What do we really know about witness preparation?. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 20(1/2), 161-189.

Boccaccini, M. T., Gordon, T., & Brodsky, S. L. (2005). Witness preparation training with real and simulated criminal defendants. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 23(5), 659–687.

Dunn, L. B., Nowrangi, M. A., Palmer, B. W., Jeste, D. V., & Saks, E. R. (2006). Assessing decisional capacity for clinical research or treatment: A review of instruments. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163(8), 1323–1334.

Flynn, A. (2000). Procedural default: A de facto exception to civility? Capital Defense Journal, 12, 289–304.  

Fuselier, G. (1988). Hostage negotiation consultant: Emerging role for the clinical psychologist. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 19(2), 175-179.

Iacono, W. (2008). The Forensic Application of "Brain Fingerprinting:" Why Scientists Should Encourage the Use of P300 Memory Detection Methods. American Journal of Bioethics, 8(1), 30-32.

Kanemoto, C. S. (2005). Bushido in the courtroom: A case for virtue-oriented lawyering. South Carolina Law Review, 57, 357–386.  I

Kassin, S. M., Appleby, S. C., & Perillo, J. (2010). Interviewing suspects: Practice, science, and future directions. Legal & Criminological Psychology, 15(1), 39-55.

Krauss, D., & Sales, B. (2001). The effects of clinical and scientific expert testimony on juror decision making in capital sentencing. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 7(2), 267-310.

Littlefield, M. (2009). Constructing the organ of deceit: The rhetoric of fMRI and brain fingerprinting in post-9/11 America. Science, Technology, & Human Values, 34(3), 365–392.

Mark, M. (1999). Social science evidence in the courtroom: Daubert and beyond?. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 5(1), 175-193.

Michaels, M. (2006). Ethical considerations in writing psychological assessment reports. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 62(1), 47-58.

Miller, T., Clark, J., Veltkamp, L., Burton, D., & Swope, M. (2008). Teleconferencing model for forensic consultation, court testimony, and continuing education. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 26(3), 301-313.

Poythress, N. (1980). Coping on the witness stand: Learned responses to "learned treatises.". Professional Psychology, 11(1), 139-149.

Shuman, D., & Sales, B. (1999). The impact of Daubert and its progeny on the admissibility of behavioral and social science evidence. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 5(1), 3-15.

Woody, R. (2009). Ethical Considerations of Multiple Roles in Forensic Services. Ethics & Behavior, 19(1), 79-87.

Other Readings

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