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Author Feigenson, Neal.

Title Legal blame : how jurors think and talk about accidents / Neal Feigenson.

Publication Info. Washington, D.C. : American Psychological Association, [2000]


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 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Internet  WORLD WIDE WEB E-BOOK EBSCO    Downloadable
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Edition 1st ed.
Description 1 online resource (x, 301 pages).
Series The law and public policy
Law and public policy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-280) and indexes.
Summary This book sheds new light on how jurors interpret justice in the wake of accidents and reveals much about the psychology of jury decision making in general. Using case material, the author analyzed both the words lawyers use to help jurors assign blame and the words jurors themselves use as they make decisions. The author discusses the relevant social and cognitive literature and shows how jurors' everyday habits of thought and feeling inform their deliberations. The author's thesis is that jurors use legal facts and rules in combination with common sense to process what he calls total justice. Contrary to stereotypes about jurors, both emotion and reason appear to be central to reaching a decision that feels right to the jury. This book is for forensic psychologists, practicing students, lawyers, and anyone interested in learning about the psychology of legal persuasion. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2004 APA, all rights reserved).
Note Description based on print version record.
Form Also issued in print.
Note GMD: electronic resource.
Subject Jury -- United States.
Judicial process -- United States.
Accident law -- Psychological aspects.
Judicial Role -- United States.
Accidents -- psychology.
Other Form: Original 1557986770 (DLC) 00020770
ISBN 9781557986771
1557986770 (Trade Cloth)
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