More than the law : behavioral and social facts in legal decision making

English, Peter W
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  • Creator Peter W. English, Bruce D. Sales
  • Format Books
  • Contributors
  • Publication Washington, DC : American Psychological Association, [2005] ©2005
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  • Physical Details
    • xi, 272 pages ; 27 cm
  • ISBNs 9781591472551, 1591472555
  • OCLC ocm57393700

Notes

  • Includes bibliographical references and index.

Contents

  • Ch. 1. Introduction -- I. Behavioral and social facts are used in legal decision making -- Ch. 2. Factual knowledge is critical in legal decision making -- Ch. 3. Multiple sources of factual knowledge -- II. Why behavioral and social factual knowledge is used -- Ch. 4. Identifying and evaluating the factual assumptions underlying law -- Ch. 5. Providing the law with factual knowledge to help set legal goals -- Ch. 6. Aiding in the resolution of factual disputes -- Ch. 7. Aiding in the resolution of factual disputes relating to the constitutionality of a law -- Ch. 8. Providing factual, educational knowledge to aid legal decision making -- III. Problems related to the use of behavioral and social factual knowledge -- Ch. 9. Law refuses to rely on relevant factual knowledge -- Ch. 10. Relevant factual knowledge does not yet exist -- Ch. 11. Factual knowledge presented is irrelevant to the legal issue -- Ch. 12. Factual research has limitations