Psychology and criminal justice

Adler, Joanna R. ORCID logoORCID: (2013) Psychology and criminal justice. In: Criminal justice. Hucklesby, Anthea and Wahidin, Azrini, eds. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK, pp. 297-321. ISBN 9780199694969. [Book Section]

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This chapter is designed to give the reader a flavour of a few areas in which psychology has been applied to criminal justice. It begins by providing some historical context and showing the development of some applications of psychology to criminal justice. The chapter is broadly split into 3 sections: Pre Trial; Trial; and Post Trial. In most of this chapter, the areas considered assess how psychology has had an influence on the law and how psychologists work within criminal justice settings. Additionally, in the sub-section on limitations to culpability and diversionary schemes, special attention is given to consideration of how the law has changed psychology practice. By the end of this chapter, you should have some basic understanding of the criminal justice areas in which psychologists are working.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology
A. > School of Science and Technology > Psychology > Forensic Psychology Research Group
Item ID: 13828
Notes on copyright: This is a draft of a chapter (Psychology and criminal justice) that has been accepted for publication by Oxford University Press in the book Criminal Justice, Edited by Anthea Hucklesby and Azrini Wahidin, published in 2013. Reproduced by permission of Oxford University Press (
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