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Psychology applied to legal evidence and other constructions of law by George Frederick Arnold

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Published by Thacker, Spink & Co. in Calcutta .
Written in English


  • Evidence (Law),
  • Forensic psychology

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StatementGeroge Frederick Arnold.
The Physical Object
Paginationxi p., 1., 607p. ;
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13523582M
LC Control Number14002182

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PSYCHOLOGY APPLIED TO LAW is a friendly, engaging introduction to the exciting field of psychology and law. Drawing on research in social, cognitive, clinical, and developmental psychology, the author shows how psychology can be used to enhance the gathering of evidence, improve legal decision-making, and promote by: Full text of "Psychology applied to legal evidence and other constructions of law" See other formats. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Arnold, George Frederick. Psychology applied to legal evidence and other constructions of law. Calcutta, Thacker, Spink and Co., Psychology Applied to Legal Evidence and Other Constructions of Law by George Frederick Arnold (, Hardcover).

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