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Emotions and Culpability: How the Law Is at Odds with Psychology, Jurors, and Itself

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Emotions and Culpability: How the Law Is at Odds with Psychology, Jurors, and Itself - Finkel, Norman J, and Parrott, W Gerrod
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The authors argue persuasively that U.S. law is out of touch with the way that jurors? ?commonsense justice? works and the way they judge culpability. This disconnect has resulted in some inconsistent verdicts across different types of cases and thus has serious implications for whether the law will be respected and obeyed. Problems arise because criminal law has no unified theory of emotion and culpability, and legal scholars often seem to misunderstand or ignore what psychologists know about emotion. The authors ...

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Emotions and Culpability: How the Law Is at Odds with Psychology, Jurors, and Itself 2006, American Psychological Association (APA), Washington, DC

ISBN-13: 9781591474166

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