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(p. 44) Applying Social Psychology to Law and the Legal Process 

(p. 44) Applying Social Psychology to Law and the Legal Process
(p. 44) Applying Social Psychology to Law and the Legal Process

Michael J. Saks

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date: 19 November 2019

This chapter offers an overview of the early interweaving of law with social psychology and related social sciences on topics such as judicial decision-making, jury decision-making, eyewitness identification, procedural justice, persuasion, negotiation, psychological foundations of evidence, and the psychology of expert testimony and of aspects of the tort litigation system. Briefly discussed are the author’s two books—Social Psychology in Court and The Use/Nonuse/Misuse of Applied Social Research in the Courts—from the founding era that gathered together much of that already rich variety of work. The final third of the chapter describes some of the recent continuing work on a number of those topics.

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