Law & psychology
Law and psychology are two separate disciplines, but have much in common. While psychology’s goal is to understand behavior and law’s goal to regulate it, both fields make assumptions about what causes people to act the way they do. Many psychologists research how to improve the legal system.
Adapted from the Encyclopedia of Psychology
Brain scans predict who's likely to be a repeat offender
April 5, 2013, NPR
Monitor on Psychology Articles
- A look at expert testimony on false confessions
- Is Florida's self-defense law defensible?
- The end of affirmative action in undergraduate admissions?
- APA weighs in on the constitutionality of life without parole for juvenile offenders
- Supreme Court rejects eyewitness protections
- Practicing distance therapy, legally and ethically