Psych notes 1:23:20.docx - Psychology \u2013 science Truth(about human behavior Data \u2013 as basis for decisions Behavior on average Objectivity Uncertainty

Psych notes 1:23:20.docx - Psychology u2013 science...

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Psychology – science Truth (about human behavior) Data – as basis for decisions Behavior on average Objectivity Uncertainty is part of life/normal Law Justice Precedents – prior rulings (evidence in trials) Behavior of specific individuals Advocacy Avoid uncertainty & appear fair 1. Individuals vs. Common Ground a. Due process model – protect individuals from the system b. Crime control – keep citizens safe 2. Roles for psychologists a. Advisor – trial consultants, profilers b. Evaluator – Assess how well the system works. c. Reformer – attempt to change/improve the system 3. Ways to influence the system a. Influence legislatures/public policy b. Expert Testimony c. Amicus Curiae Briefs d. Cross Discipline training e. Disseminate Research Finding/Education 4. Studying Juries a. 1952 – Ford Foundation gives $400,000 to support University of Chicago Jury Project i. Kalven – Lawyer ii. Zeisel – Social scientist b. Fall 1953 – ask federal judge for permission to record actual jury deliberations. c. Judge says yes if chief judge of circuit court appeals agrees.

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