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FPSY 6522 Forensic Psychology in the Legal System: Welcome & Course Readings

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FPSY 6522 Course Readings

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Barrett, J. G., & Janopaul-Naylor, E. (2016). Description of a collaborative community approach to impacting juvenile arrests. Psychological Services, 13(2), 133–139. doi:10.1037/ser0000066

Brodsky, S. L., & Gutheil, T. J. (2016). Ethics in expert testimony. In S. L. Brodsky & T. J. Gutheil (Authors), The expert expert witness: More maxims and guidelines for testifying in court (2nd ed., pp. 44–48). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Chappelle, W., & Rosengren, K. (2001). Maintaining composure and credibility as an expert witness during cross-examination. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice,1(3), 55–72. doi:10.1300/J158v01n03_03 

Cutler, B. L., & Kovera, M. B. (2011). Expert psychological testimony. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(1), 53–57. doi:10.1177/0963721410388802

Davies, G. M., & Gudjonsson, G. H. (2013). Looking back: Psychologists in the witness box. The Psychologist, 26(7), 496–497

Edens, J. F., Smith, S. T., Magyar, M. S., Mullen, K., Pitta, A., & Petrila, J. (2012). “Hired guns,” “charlatans,” and their “voodoo psychobabble”: Case law references to various forms of perceived bias among mental health expert witnesses. Psychological Services, 9(3), 259–271. doi:10.1037/a0028264 

Fuqua, D. R., Newman, J. L., Simpson, D. B., & Choi, N. (2012). Who is the client in organizational consultation? Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 64(2), 108–118. doi:10.1037/a0027722

Gould, J. W., Martindale, D., Tippins, T., & Wittmann, J. (2011). Testifying experts and non-testifying trial consultants: Appreciating the differences. Journal of Child Custody, 8(1), 32–46. doi:10.1080/15379418.2010.547442

Hayes, R. M., & Levett, L. M. (2013). Community members’ perceptions of the CSI effect. American Journal of Criminal Justice, 38(2), 216–235. doi:10.1007/s12103-012-9166-2 

Howe, M. L., & Knott, L. M. (2015). The fallibility of memory in judicial processes: Lessons from the past and their modern consequences. Memory, 23(5), 633–656. doi:10.1080/09658211.2015.1010709 

Koocher, G. P., & Kinscherff, R. T. (2016). Ethical issues in psychology and juvenile justice. In K. Heilbrun, D. DeMatteo, & N. E. S. Goldstein (Eds.), APA handbook of psychology and juvenile justice (pp. 693–714). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. doi:10.1037/14643-031

Larson, B. A., & Brodsky, S. L. (2014). Assertive women as expert witnesses: A study of assertive and defensive responses in male and female experts. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 32(2), 149–163. doi:10.1002/bsl.2116 

Lee, S. M., & Nachlis, L. S. (2011). Consulting with attorneys: An alternative hybrid model. Journal of Child Custody, 8(1–2), 84–102. doi:10.1080/15379418.2010.547448

Lieberman, J. D. (2011). The utility of scientific jury selection: Still murky after 30 years. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 20(1), 48–52. doi:10.1177/0963721410396628 

Menaker, T. A., & Cramer, R. J. (2012). The victim as witness: Strategies for increasing credibility among rape victim-witnesses in court. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 12(5), 424–438. doi:10.1080/15228932.2012.713829

Murrie, D. C., & Boccaccini, M. T. (2015). Adversarial allegiance among expert witnesses. Annual Review of Law and Social Science, 11, 37–55. doi:10.1146/annurev-lawsocsci-120814-121714 

Nagle, J. E., Brodsky, S. L., & Weeter, K. (2014). Gender, smiling, and witness credibility in actual trials. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 32(2), 195–206 doi:10.1002/bsl.2112

Nance, A. R. (2014). Student article: Social media selection: How jury consultants can use social media to build a more favorable jury. Law and Psychology Review, 39, 267–285. 

Perrault, R. T., Paiva-Salisbury, M., & Vincent, G. M. (2012). Probation officers’ perceptions of youths’ risk of reoffending and use of risk assessment in case management. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 30(4), 487–505. doi:10.1002/bsl.2015

Russell, B. L., Ragatz, L., & Kraus, S. W. (2012). Expert testimony of the battered person syndrome, defendant gender, and sexual orientation in a case of duress: Evaluating legal decisions. Journal of Family Violence, 27(7), 659–670. doi:10.1007/s10896-012-9459-8 

Slavitt, E. (2014). Telling the story: Integrating witnesses, experts, and documents into a cohesive narrative during arbitration. Dispute Resolution Journal, 69(4), 81–90

Smith, S. T., Edens, J. F., Clark, J., & Rulseh, A. (2014). “So, what is a psychopath?” Venireperson perceptions, beliefs, and attitudes about psychopathic personality. Law and Human Behavior, 38(5), 490–500. doi:10.1037/lhb0000091 

Wevodau, A. L., Cramer, R. J., Clark, J. W., III, & Kehn, A. (2014). The role of emotion and cognition in juror perceptions of victim impact statements. Social Justice Research, 27(1), 45–66. doi:10.1007/s11211-014-0203-9

Ziemke, M. H., & Brodsky, S. L. (2015). Unloading the hired gun: Inoculation effects in expert witness testimony. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 42(43), 91–97. doi:10.1016/j.ijlp.2015.08.012 

Other Readings

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