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PSYC 4920 Applications of Forensic Psychology: Welcome & Course Readings

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PSYC 4920 Course Readings

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Cramer, R. J., DeCoster, J., Harris, P. B., Fletcher, L. M., & Brodsky, S. L. (2011). A confidence-credibility model of expert witness persuasion: Mediating effects and implications for trial consultation. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 63(2), 129–137

DeWitt, A.L. (2015). Detecting deception during voir dire. American Journal of Trial Advocacy, 39 (1), pp. 25-50

Dvoskin, J. A. & Guy, L. S. (2008). On being an expert witness: It’s not about you. Psychiatry, Psychology and Law, 15(2). 202–212.

Finkelman, J. M. (2010). Litigation consulting: Expanding beyond jury selection to trial strategy and tactics. Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and   Research, 62(1), 12–20

Gowensmith, W. N., Murrie, D. C., & Boccaccini, M. T. (2012). Field reliability of competence to stand trial opinions: How often do evaluators agree, and what do judges decide when evaluators disagree? Law and Human Behavior, 36(2), 130–139.

Larson, B. A., & Brodsky, S. L. (2010). When cross-examination offends: How men and women assess intrusive questioning of male and female expert witnesses. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 40(4), 811–830. 

Magaletta, P. R., Patry, M. W., Gross, N. R., Butterfield, P. M., McLearen, A. M., Patterson, K. L., & Norcross, J. C. (2011). Clinical practice in corrections: Providing service, obtaining experience. Psychological Services, 8(4), 343– 355

Martin, M. S., Dorken, S. K., Wamboldt, A. D., & Wootten, S. E. (2012). Stopping the revolving door: A meta-analysis on the effectiveness of interventions for criminally involved individuals with major mental disorders. Law and Human Behavior, 36(1), 1–12.

McQuiston-Surrett, D., & Saks, M. J. (2009). The testimony of forensic identification science: What expert witnesses say and what factfinders hear. Law and Human Behavior, 33(5), 436–453. 

Nance, A.R. (2015). Social Media Selection: How jury consultants can use social media to build a more favorable jury. Law & Psychology Review, 39, pp. 267-286.

Olley, M. C., Nicholls, T. L., & Brink, J. (2009). Mentally ill individuals in limbo: Obstacles and opportunities for providing psychiatric services to corrections inmates with mental illness. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 27(5), 811–831

Ostermeyer, B., Anacker, L., Perdue, J., Saxton, A., & Noffsinger, S.G. (2018). Examining Decision-Making: Understanding Civil and Criminal Competencies. Psychiatric Annals, 48(2), 79-85.

Otto, R. K., & Heilbrun, K. (2002). The practice of forensic psychology: A look toward the future in light of the past. American Psychologist, 57(1), 5–18.

Shapiro, D.L., Mixon, L, Jackson, M., & Shook, J. (2015). Psychological expert witness testimony and judicial decision making trends. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry 42-43, pp. 149-153.

Williams, C.R. (2009). Ethics, Psychology and Public Policy. Journal of Forensic Psychology Practice, 9 (4), 321-330.

Ziemke, M.H. and Brodsky, S.L. (2015). Unloading the hired gun: Inoculation effects in expert witness testimony. International Journal of Law and Psychiatry, 42-43, pp. 91-97.

Other Readings

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