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Forensic Psychology

Is Expert Testimony in Court Cases Really Expert?

Allen Frances | Posted 02.05.2015 | Science
Allen Frances

As it stands now, the expert testimony in many trials is pretty worthless. Each side presents an extreme set of opinions that in opposite ways distort the complex reality. The jury cancels them out or makes a pretty blind choice between them.

WATCH: Crime Victims' Eyes May Hold Key To Pinpointing Perps

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 01.23.2014 | Science

Scientists in the U.K. are eyeing a remarkable new crime-fighting tool -- one that makes it possible to finger the bad guys simply by examining the re...

After Boston

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.17.2013 | Crime
Mark Rubinstein

Part of what terrorists try to do (aside from making political statements) is terrorize us. They attempt to make us feel unmitigated fear in living our daily lives. They want to constrict and diminish our lifestyles, and thereby lessen us. We cannot allow that to happen.

Predicting Sexual Crime: Are the Experts Biased?

Wray Herbert | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Wray Herbert

Twenty states now have Sexual Violent Predator laws, which allow civil commitment of offenders who are considered likely to continue as sexual predators. But how reliable are the forensic mental health experts making the judgments of risk?

David Lohr

Teacher Assigns Students Shocking Serial Killer Homework

HuffingtonPost.com | David Lohr | Posted 12.03.2012 | Weird News

A high school principal in Australia has ordered a ninth-grade teacher to withdraw an assignment in which students were supposed to detail the life, c...

Law and Disorder: The Psychology of False Confessions

Wray Herbert | Posted 03.13.2012 | Crime
Wray Herbert

Confessions are powerful and damning evidence, which is a good thing if the defendant is guilty. But what if the defendant is innocent?